The despicable mayor of Seattle, who let these people take over his streets and didn't want to help while people in the area were trapped, robbed, and killed, finally decides to step in.
After Mayor Jenny Durkan gave an emergency order police dispersed protesters in Seattle's Capitol Hill Occupation Protest (CHOP) area and arrested at least 31 people on Wednesday.
The chief of police said she was "just stunned by the number of, the amount of graffiti, garbage and property destruction," at a news conference.
Durkan issued an executive order Tuesday in response to "reported life safety, public health, and property issues" in the area where protester have taken over the past few weeks.
Here are some of the videos of police clearing out the area.
And just like that, at 5am, #CHOP is closed. #seattleprotest #CHAZ pic.twitter.com/gVWsrhua0d
— Dustin Akers (@DustinAkers) July 1, 2020
Police are dispersing protesters in Seattle's Capitol Hill Occupation Protest (CHOP) area and have arrested at least 13 people after an emergency order by Mayor Jenny Durkan. https://t.co/joLvCmVZkY pic.twitter.com/7ImSyVnVpm
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) July 1, 2020
The Summer of Love ends early. The Seattle police retake CHOP. | pic.twitter.com/Cnvl3Du2qv
— Mike (@Doranimated) July 1, 2020
According to NBC
Seattle police, under orders from Mayor Jenny Durkan, cleared demonstrators out of the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest Zone (CHOP) on Wednesday, after a series of shootings marred the ongoing protest movement.
City officers on bikes and in riot gear — with help from FBI agents and police from nearby Bellevue — began dispersing the crowd about 5 a.m., authorities said.
Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best reiterated her support for the Black Lives Matter movement, which drove the protests, but said of the weekslong occupation of public streets: "Enough is enough."
"I support peaceful demonstrations. Black lives matter and I too want to help propel this movement forward toward meaningful exchange in our community and meaningful change in our community," Best told reporters. "But enough is enough. Our job is to protect and to serve the community."
Two young males, 19 and 16, have been killed and six wounded in four separate shootings within the zone since protests began.