Seattle's Democrat Mayor Outraged as BLM Protest Erupts Outside Her Home
Jenny Durkan supported CHOP zone but now says protesters put her family 'at risk'
Seattle's Democrat Mayor Jenny Durkan is reportedly outraged after Black Lives Matter protesters have descended on her neighborhood to protest outside her home.
Durkan's laughable hypocrisy comes after the liberal mayor cheered on leftist protesters as they created the "cop-free" "Capitol Hill Organized Protest" or "CHOP" zone in a downtown area of the city earlier this month.
When the protesters turned up on the doorstep of Mayor Durkan's mansion on Sunday afternoon, she soon changed her tune, however.
According to Durkan, the protests "put families and children at risk" when demonstrators gathered in her own affluent neighborhood.
The location of Durkan’s home has not been publicly disclosed in the past because of her law enforcement background as a former U.S. attorney.
It was not clear how organizers had determined her address.
Protesters targeted her home after Durkan announced last week that the city would no longer support the CHOP encampment.
The mayor's office said it would seek to remove the concrete barriers that helped define the autonomous zone.
But the CHOP remains intact, however.
Durkan released a statement expressing her anger at the protest after they descended on her mansion.
She was especially upset over reports that Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant was among the protesters outside her home.
"Mayor Durkan and her family are in the state program to keep their address confidential because of the death threats mostly related to her work as Seattle's U.S. Attorney under President Obama," read the statement from her office.
"Instead of working to make true change, Councilmember Sawant continues to choose political stunts.
"Tonight she did so without regard for the safety of the Mayor and her family.
"The Mayor was not even home — she was working at City Hall.
"Seattle can and should peacefully demonstrate but should not put families and children at risk," the statement concluded.
One protester spoke to KING-TV about why they targeted her home.
"We came down to Jenny Durkan's mansion to bring the demands of the movement and of the families who have been impacted by police violence, uh, to her doorstep and she seems to not be able to hear our demands any other way," the activist said.
Complicating matters further was yet another shooting at the CHOP zone on Monday morning.
One black 16-year-old teen was shot and killed while a 14-year-old was also injured and in a critical condition.
Police are investigating the incident, but so far no suspects have been identified.