Skip to comments.Is the ‘CHOP’ here to stay? City adds concrete barriers to Seattle’s occupied protest zone
Posted on 06/16/2020 6:10:15 PM PDT by Morgana
SEATTLE -- The occupied protest zone in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood known as the CHOP is getting some extra safety measures from the city.
Tuesday morning, the Seattle Department of Transportation replaced tent barriers with concrete barriers around the edges of the six-nine block protest zone surrounding the abandoned SPD East Precinct.
The barriers will help to prevent cars from driving through the protesters, which happened last week, while also leaving a travel lane for emergency responders.
Although the occupied protest has remained largely peaceful since it popped up more than a week ago, residents and business owners in the area have raised safety concerns over police response times tripling and officers not responding to calls inside the zone.
Mayor Jenny Durkan said Tuesday that the city is making changes to accommodate the protesters while still protecting nearby businesses and residents.
"While there have been inaccurate and misleading depictions of the CHOP from the president and some national media, the city believes first amendment activities can continue," the city said in a prepared statement Tuesday.
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I think we should temporarily redirect the southern wall contractors up there. Box them in.
Make it a zoo.
Low yield neutron bomb test area.
A bunch of bikers are planing to visit the area July 4.
Mayor Durkan and Gov Inslee hope you enjoy The CHOP.
Sounds like a bunch of antagonists. Hopefully they are as peace-loving as the people who are propping up CHOP.
Barriers?? Put up the 30’ border fence and cut off any outside assistance, conveniences, and utilities. How dare they steal fruits of our labor.
New movie escape from CHOP.
Better one maybe - An Abrams Tank Rolls Through.
Capital Hill Oppression Park?
Time to impose tariffs on this new country. 10% flat should be a good start.
If they are allowed to stay, what is to say others cannot declare their property an “autonomous state?” And why should anyone continue to pay taxes when the “rulers” of the “autonomous zone” will not? I say let them stay as long as the lesbian mayor and communist governor do not stop this crap. You reap what you sow, and these two retromingent buffoons are becoming laughing stocks.
They’re not barricading people out, they’re barricading themselves in.
I say we should help them! Land mines around the border!
Ask me again when the deferred income tax deadline passes.
Black Bricks Matter...
And for the section of Crazy Hideous Oddball Perverts set aside for the Antifa fags, transgenders, and other assorted, miscellaneous degenerates, fruits, and nuts...
Clearly with the city putting in barricades, this is unconstitutional seizure of property. The liabilities are incredible.
The Democrats have bought a legal serving of tort flavored whoop ass.
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