Get the latest BPR news delivered free to your inbox daily. SIGN UP HERE.
One of the anarchists who helped set up an armed encampment in the city of Seattle this week took to Twitter to request food be brought into the compound after their supplies were allegedly stolen, as President Donald Trump doubles down on a vow to bring order to American cities.
In an ‘alert,’ the person tweeted that “homeless people” who were “invited” in “took away all the food” from the “Capital Hill Autonomous Zone,” the group’s name for the compound.
“We need more food to keep the area operational,” the anarchist wrote. “Please if possible bring vegan meat substitutes, fruits, oats, soy products, etc. — anything to help us eat.”
If only there was some group you could call when people take all your stuff. pic.twitter.com/Q6oQOogwMI
— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) June 10, 2020
The Daily Caller reported that the activist is 18 years old and “appears to be a transgender woman and a self-described ‘lesbian anarchist,’ according to her now-private Twitter account.”
“CHAZ,” short for the area, is officially being touted as a “police no go zone.” The area contains an abandoned police precinct building that was boarded up after officers left on Monday over what the city said was a credible threat of violence against the structure.
Fox News reported Wednesday that the encampment is being guarded by several people armed with assault-style rifles. Anyone entering is asked to show an ID, and the group has made several demands including defunding and disbanding the police department, eliminating jails, segregated medical care for blacks, and other Leftist measures.
Protesters have put on the barricades that those coming into the area are “now leaving the USA” and entering the “Cap Hill autonomous zone” or “Free Capitol Hill.” pic.twitter.com/zGNBYAyLOg
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) June 9, 2020
Meanwhile, the establishment of the lawless zone caught the attention of President Donald Trump, who tweeted overnight at Seattle and Washington state leaders to get control of the situation or he will step in with federal resources.
“Radical Left Governor @JayInslee and the Mayor of Seattle are being taunted and played at a level that our great Country has never seen before. Take back your city NOW. If you don’t do it, I will. This is not a game. These ugly Anarchists must be stooped [sic] IMMEDIATELY. MOVE FAST!” he tweeted late Wednesday.
Inslee pushed back, telling the president to “stay out of Washington state’s business.”
A man who is totally incapable of governing should stay out of Washington state’s business. “Stoop” tweeting. https://t.co/O6i04qmZ9v
— Jay Inslee (@JayInslee) June 11, 2020
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan tweeted, “Make us all safe. Go back to your bunker.”
— Mayor Jenny Durkan (@MayorJenny) June 11, 2020
Local radio talk host Todd Herman, who has substituted often for Rush Limbaugh, said “law enforcement sources” told him that Durkan herself had retreated to safety.
On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany discussed the president’s commitment to restoring order in Seattle and around the country as Left-wing violence spreads in the name of Minneapolis resident George Floyd, who died at the hands of police last month.
“The president’s message is that he will secure the streets in this country,” she said, adding that “his first preference is always local leaders doing their job, mayors doing their job, governors doing their job, as they’re supposed to do.
“They, after all, have the police power as embedded in the Constitution, but when they didn’t do their job, last Monday this president said, I will secure our streets,” McEnany continued.
She noted that the president federalized and dispatched National Guard troops to assist local police in quelling rioting in Minneapolis and Washington, D.C., which was successful.
“So, he’s emphasizing that tool is always at his disposal, that security is number one, that the men and women who have lost their lives in these riots, from Officer Dorn and Officer Underwood, is unacceptable and many other innocent civilians,” she said, referring to the murders of a retired St. Louis police captain and a Federal Protective Service officer in Oakland, respectively, last week.
“We can’t have that in this country. ANTIFA will be stopped under the leadership of President Trump from wreaking havoc and burning down buildings and injuring 750 law enforcement officers and destroying 150 federal buildings,” she added.
- Trump to give deposition testimony in court case brought by protesters - October 18, 2021
- Leading shipping website blasts Biden for appointing U.S. Maritime chief with ‘zero’ experience - October 18, 2021
- Obama’s fmr. Defense Sec. says ‘Trump got it right’ on China; Biden’s ‘gotten a lot wrong’ - October 18, 2021