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CHOP wins the bid: barricades in the cop-free area of ​​Seattle are torn down


Seattle's "occupied" protest zone was dismantled Tuesday the day after the camp's second fatal shootout when its own safety shot a black teenager.

Protesters occupied several blocks around the Seattle Police Department's East Precinct and park for about two weeks. The police had left the area after clashes with demonstrators demanding an end to police brutality.

But on Tuesday morning, the crews worked to break down the barriers.

The step to mine the area follows the death of the unknown 16-year-old boy in the early hours of Monday. A 14-year-old was also seriously injured when eyewitnesses said armed security in the zone 300 shots fired.

The volunteer medic, Marty Jackson, described the area as an "active war zone" and said, "I don't think we will stop here."

He told KUOW that it was CHOP's own armed security service that fired on the car the teenager drove after it hit a barrier, killing him and seriously injuring the 14-year-old.

Jackson warned people against getting into the CHOP zone: "Because it's pretty much an active war zone now. Now you have security and medicine that are always looking around and waiting to see the next one. & # 39;

Seattle's "occupied" protest zone was dismantled Tuesday the day after the camp's second fatal shootout when its own safety shot a black teenager

New material from the

New material from the "occupied" protest zone in Seattle shows the chaotic scenes immediately after an exchange of fire in which a 16-year-old jeep driver was killed

The clips, shot early in the morning of a Monday morning, show the bullet-ridden vehicle in the moments after the gunfire broke out

The clips, shot early in the morning of a Monday morning, show the bullet-ridden vehicle in the moments after the gunfire broke out

A volunteer works as a security guard on June 10 at an entrance to the CHOP zone

A volunteer works as a security guard on June 10 at an entrance to the CHOP zone

New footage from the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone showed the chaotic scenes and bullet-ridden vehicle immediately after the shooting on Monday.

Those in CHOP said they only started shooting the jeep after two teenagers opened fire on them and went into a barricade.

Witnesses had said the car was driving through the zone at speed. Medic Jackson said he recognized the two boys as teenagers who had been in the CHOP zone in the days before the shootout.

A second video showed people running past tents through barricaded streets. One person confirms that people in the zone have been injured while others are screaming.

None of the victims have been named and there are no suspects in custody. The police say the crime scene was "disturbed" and said "enough is enough".

DailyMail.com contacted both the police and the mayor's office to find out how they plan to use the area in the future.

A second video shows people running past tents through barricaded streets

A second video shows people running past tents through barricaded streets

None of the victims have been named and there are no suspects in custody. The police say the crime scene was "disturbed" and said "enough is enough".

None of the victims have been named and there are no suspects in custody. The police say the crime scene was "disturbed" and said "enough is enough".

DailyMail.com contacted both the police and the mayor's office to find out how they plan to use the area in the future

DailyMail.com contacted both the police and the mayor's office to find out how they plan to use the area in the future

SCHEDULE OF VIOLENCE IN SEATTLE'S CHOP ZONE

June 8: demonstrators occupy the area; The police left the area

June 20: A 19-year-old man is shot and a 33-year-old man is wounded

June 24: Nearby businesses and owners have filed a federal lawsuit against the city

June 29: Two teenagers – one fatal – shot in a jeep at the zone's concrete barriers

June 30: Barricades in Seattle's cop-free zone are torn down as the police move in to recapture the "war zone".

Local reports say that one of the boys in the jeep was bundled into a car and driven to a nearby ambulance. Doctors say they drove away after "meeting a Nissan Pathfinder who came at irregular intervals and drove with someone on the vehicle."

A spokesman for the Seattle Fire Department said they considered the car a "threat" and added, "The crew did not know during this time that the vehicle was carrying a patient."

A nameless protester told the Seattle Times: “I saw two young men lying on the floor. They were covered in blood. I had never seen anything like it. & # 39;

Another added: "We have to defend ourselves."

But Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said, "I won't let the critics, the naysayers, and the agitators be the voice here."

“It is completely clear to our detectives that people were in the car after the shooting and got out of the car. We are not sure who shot the car or why they shot the car, ”added Police Chief Best.

"Detectives searched the jeep for evidence, but it was clear that the crime scene had been disturbed," the police said in a statement.

Councilor Kshama Sawant said, "There was violence on Capitol Hill and other parts of the city long before the CHOP occupation was created by the movement, and we should make the wrong claims – claims that have no basis for statistical analysis – the CHOP, completely reject occupation and movement were the cause of all violence. & # 39;

Records show that murders were committed in the neighborhood in 2020 until 19-year-old Lorenzo Anderson was shot dead in the protest area on June 20.

His father, Horace Lorenzo Anderson, said: “It doesn't look like a protest to me anymore. It looks like they just took over and said we can take over whenever we want. & # 39;

Police said they are investigating after a man was killed and a 14-year-old boy wounded after a gunfight in the Seattle CHOP zone on Monday morning

Police said they are investigating after a man was killed and a 14-year-old boy wounded after a gunfight in the Seattle CHOP zone on Monday morning

Witnesses said 911 dispatchers said they saw several unidentified people who fired shots into the vehicle, the police said. The blood-soaked and bullet-ridden jeep stayed at the scene on Monday morning

Witnesses said 911 dispatchers said they saw several unidentified people who fired shots into the vehicle, the police said. The blood-soaked and bullet-ridden jeep stayed at the scene on Monday morning

Records show that murders were committed in the neighborhood in 2020 until 19-year-old Lorenzo Anderson was shot dead in the protest area on June 20

Records show that murders were committed in the neighborhood in 2020 until 19-year-old Lorenzo Anderson was shot dead in the protest area on June 20

Witnesses said they saw a white Jeep off-road near one of the makeshift barriers around the protest zone at around 3 a.m. on Monday shortly before the shooting

Witnesses said they saw a white Jeep off-road near one of the makeshift barriers around the protest zone at around 3 a.m. on Monday shortly before the shooting

Those in the zone say that CHOP security forces, who are self-appointed and heavily armed, only started shooting the jeep after the teenagers opened fire on them and ran into a barricade.

A CHOP protester was heard shouting for her self-proclaimed security to "keep your eyes open" because "two people with guns" were in a "stolen white jeep".

When the jeep came around the corner a moment later, at least three loud gunshots were heard before the teenagers bumped into the barricade. About a dozen shots were fired after the car crashed. It is not clear from the footage from whom the first shots came.

There was a man on surveillance shouting, "Get on the floor," "Oh, you're not dead, are you?" and "You want to be flogged with the gun?"

Witnesses said they saw a white Jeep off-road near one of the makeshift barriers around the protest zone on Monday around 3 a.m. just before the shootout, a police statement said.

Callers from 911 said several people fired shots into the vehicle. Police said two people who were likely the occupants of the vehicle were taken to a local hospital.

The 16-year-old was pronounced dead at Harborview Medical Center, the police said. The second victim, a 14-year-old boy, was hospitalized with gunshot wounds. He was reported in critical condition.

It is the second deadly shootout in the area that local officials have promised to change after business complaints and criticism from President Donald Trump.

The violence that occurred in the zone just over a week after another shoot left one person dead and another wounded. This is "dangerous and unacceptable," said police chief Carmen Best.

"Enough is enough," Best said best to reporters. "We have to be able to get back into the area."

Police chief Carmen Best said detectives searched the jeep, but it was clear that people got in the vehicle before the police could investigate

Police chief Carmen Best said detectives had searched the jeep, but it was clear that people got in the vehicle before the police could investigate

The Seattle Police Department's East Precinct is also located in the Seattle Zone, which includes homes and businesses, where police officers were abandoned after receiving threats that the station could be overrun and burned down

The Seattle Police Department's East Precinct is also located in the Seattle Zone, which includes homes and businesses, where police officers were abandoned after receiving threats that the station could be overrun and burned down

Protesters occupied several blocks around East Precinct and a Seattle Police Department park for about two weeks.

The police left the area after clashes and clashes with demonstrators demanding racial justice and an end to police brutality.

Best said the shootings obscure the racial justice message that protesters are promoting.

Two African American men are dead in a place where they claim to work for Black Lives Matter. But they're gone, they're dead now, ”said the chief of police.

Mayor Jenny Durkan said last week that the city would try to mine the area called the "Capitol Hill Organized Protest."

City workers tried to remove makeshift barriers that were erected in the area on Friday, but stopped working after protesters raised objections.

Demonstrators occupied several blocks around East Precinct and a Seattle Police Department park for about two weeks. The police left the area after clashes and clashes with demonstrators demanding racial justice and an end to police brutality

Demonstrators occupied several blocks around East Precinct and a Seattle Police Department park for about two weeks. The police left the area after clashes and clashes with demonstrators demanding racial justice and an end to police brutality

A person stands on a corner in the area known as Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) on Monday. Nearby four shootings took place in less than two weeks

A person stands on a corner in the area known as Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) on Monday. Nearby four shootings took place in less than two weeks

Nearby businesses and property owners filed a federal lawsuit against the city last Wednesday. They claimed that the officials were too tolerant of those who created the zone and that the officials had deprived the owners of their property rights by allowing the zone to continue to exist.

The business owners said they were not trying to undermine the demonstrators' anti-police brutality and Black Lives Matter messages.

But the owners said they suffered because the creation of the zone restricted their access to their shops and threatened some owners who tried to remove clean graffiti from their shop fronts or photograph protesters.

Trump has repeatedly criticized the Seattle protest area as well as city and state leaders. He tweeted Monday morning that the demonstrators "have zero respect for the government."

Some protesters in the occupied zone say the demonstration is not the cause of the shootout.

"The bloodshed you're talking about has nothing to do with the movement," 43-year-old Antwan Bolar told the Seattle Times. "These are people who would have done it in North Seattle or South Seattle anyway – it's just concentrated here."

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