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The Seattle Police Department has reportedly retaken the East Precinct building that was commandeered by left-wing extremists earlier this week, and according to reports, the extremists aren’t happy about it.

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Reports have emerged that the extremists are considering erecting a fence around the precinct and locking the police inside it.

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The vibe at Seattle’s infamous Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), a six-block neighborhood that was commandeered by left-wing extremists around the start of the week, is gradually transforming from one of “love” to one of abject hell.

While media reports have portrayed the radicalized “zone” as a “festive,” cheery place, and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, a Democrat, has likewise described it as a place to celebrate a “summer of love,” the reality on the ground tells a different story.

On one hand, there’s admittedly probably a lot of quote-unquote love-making going on, per se, given that the zone’s extremists have reportedly been idling away some their time getting drunk and partying like a bunch of jobless college students.

Watch as one zone member, a black man, lectures his predominantly white peers about how their endless drunkenness is preventing anyone from taking them seriously:

But on the other hand, the extremists’ copious alcohol consumption hasn’t stopped them from reportedly exploiting the state’s open-carry laws to patrol (versus just walking freely) the zone while armed and also allegedly extort local businesses.

“There is no legal right for those arms to be used to intimidate community members,” Seattle Police Asst. Chief Deanna Nollette said during a briefing on Wednesday. “We have heard anecdotally reports of citizens and businesses being asked to pay a fee to operate within this area. This is the crime of extortion.”

Indeed it is.

According to local journalist Jason Rantz of Seattle station KTTH, the extremists have also been harassing and assaulting those with differing views.

“Right now it’s too violent for us to go in,” he revealed during an appearance late Thursday on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

It’s a little bit too scary for us to go in, because when you go in and you have a different opinion than what they’d like to be seen on video, they end up harassing you and they assault you. I have a friend who’s a news reporter who got assaulted just two nights ago.”

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Meanwhile, the city’s mayor has been busy falsely describing the protests as “peaceful” and bashing President Donald Trump for rightly demanding law & order.

“There’s not a cop in sight. The cops are told not to come here, and that of course is due to the violence that we’re told isn’t actual violence. It’s peaceful protesters,” Rantz continued.

“Jenny Durkan goes after President Trump today because he paid attention to this in a tweet last night and earlier today, and now it’s officially about Donald Trump lying about domestic terrorists in this crowd.”

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Yet according to Durkan’s own police chief, Carmen Best, her depiction of CHAZ as a peaceful “place for free speech, community, and self-expression” is bunk.

“Our 911 response times have tripled in the area. They’ve gone from just over five minutes to about 18 minutes. … Rapes, robberies and all sorts of violent acts have been occurring in the area that we’re not able to get to,” Best said Thursday.

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The building seen in the latter portion of the video above was the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct building, which was abandoned Monday evening right before the extremists commandeered the block around it.

In an address to her officers that was published Thursday, Best said it’d been the city’s left-wing officials who’d forced her department to abandon it like cowards.

“You should know, leaving the precinct was not my decision,” she said. “You fought for days to protect it. I asked you to stand on that line, day in and day out — to be pelted with projectiles, to be screamed at, threatened and in some cases hurt.”

“To have a change of course, nearly two weeks in, it seems like an insult to you and our community. Ultimately, the city had other plans for the building and relented to severe public pressure. I’m angry about how this all came about.”

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Continuing his discussion on Fox News late Thursday, Rantz added that what’s happening in Seattle could just as easily happen in any other Democrat city.

“There’s a group in this area in CHAZ that are anarchists that are Antifa, and there are in fact some community organizers who have decided to completely take over, and we have ceded this land to these individuals, and the implications of that cannot be understated,” he said.

“If folks think right now that maybe they live in Los Angeles, in New York, oh it’s not gonna happen here, yeah it’s gonna happen there. We’re allowing it to happen here. We’re not getting involved at all, we’re pretending it doesn’t exist.”

Or, in the case of Mayor Durkan, acting as if it’s all just fun and games:

Vivek Saxena

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