Citizen Living In Seattle’s Autonomous Zone: Activists 'Took Our Rights Away’
Tensions are now at an all-time high in city
People living inside Seattle’s newly minted autonomous zone have spoken out against the serious problems it is creating for them.
Shelby Talcott from The Daily Caller reported on the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ,) and how people in the immediate area, who are not part of the protest, are being affected.
Tensions are now at an all-time high because not everyone agrees that the self-declared 'warlord,' Raz Simone, should be the leader.
“A lot of these protesters do not agree with Raz becoming this warlord,” Talcott said.
“We spoke to a few of them that were manning the entry points here in Seattle, and they say that his idea of what he wants CHAZ to become is not what the majority of the people inside want."
"So it is a little bit difficult because they want no rules, but this is a society used to living by rules.”
Talcott also spoke to a local resident, who only gave his first name due to fear of reprisal.
“You can see for yourself, you can see that we don’t have the right to vote for stuff here anymore,” Brandon said.
“You can see the demands when they say the that we want the pensions away from every police officer in Seattle."
"They took our rights away. That’s not okay," he said.
"It’s not political. It’s just not okay.”
“That is stunning,” MacCallum responded.
“That is a citizen in Seattle who obviously doesn’t feel safe enough to even have his face revealed to say that he just misses order in his community.”
Brandon had earlier spoke out on the issues but was threatened.
“He was just incredibly upset. He is terrified," Talcott said.
"He was telling us how these protesters are banging on the front of his gates at night, and he hears shots being fired throughout the evening, so it is definitely — it is interesting, because this is a residential area that they have taken over, and not everyone is on board,” Talcott concluded.
On Thursday, Black Lives Matter protesters stormed Seattle City Hall after driving police from the area and shuttering the local precinct by taking control of a six-block zone.
The BLM activists demanded that Seattle's Democrat Mayor Jenny Durkan resigns if she refuses to defund the city's police department.
Troubling scenes saw hundreds of protesters, aided by a sympathetic City Council member, storm the building on Tuesday night, just days after seizing a six-block downtown area that includes a shuttered police precinct.