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An unidentified man is being applauded for expressing his frustration with downtown Seattle’s autonomous zone, known as CHOP.
Video caught the fed-up man single-handedly dismantling barricades and overturning tables in the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest zone as others tried to intervene and make him stop.
“Move the f*** outta my way!” the man yelled at one person who stood in front of him to block him as he picked up metal barricades and tossed them into a pile.
“So, black man versus black man? This is what they want!” another person interjected as the man readied to throw another barricade.
“Who gives a f***?” he shot back.
In one tense exchange, it appeared as if the man pulled out a gun when confronted by another person touting a knife. As the two exchanged words and the fed-up man grew louder, another person came into view in an apparent attempt to diffuse the situation. He appeared to take the knife away from the objecting person and the other man continued with his anti-CHOP clean-up.
Another person bothered by the man’s efforts complained, “you’re destroying their property!”
But he went on with his business, determined to make a dent in the blocks-long occupied area that was finally ordered dismantled Monday by the city’s Democratic Mayor Jenny Durkan.
“I’m sick of this s**t! F*** all you guys! Go home!” the man exclaimed at one point, as he went on to overturn a table and scatter objects in the area.
Later in the video, he was seen telling some other people that CHOP is “not a black movement.”
“The only reason you guys are standing here is because those white people was up there first,” he said. “You know damn right this is not a black movement.”
“Get your own f***in’ movement,” he added. “What you guys are doing … nobody’s gonna hear.”
The official word from the CHOP Committee called the movement a “success,” urging supporters to “continue supporting the kind of revolutionary change we just created by voting for Joe Biden” in a statement Wednesday.
An important message from #CHOP #CHOPSeattle. Please amplify. Thank you for your support over the last two weeks. #ChopWasASuccess #CHOPcomms #CHOPCHAZ ☂️☂️☂️ #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/7e5ISrWvX6
— Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (Official Account) (@CHOPOfficialSEA) June 24, 2020
Though the group may claim the weeks-long occupation was successful, the city is now facing a class action lawsuit by residents and business owners who are seeking damages, alleging that their constitutional rights “have been overrun by the city of Seattle’s unprecedented decision to abandon and close off an entire city neighborhood, leaving it unchecked by the police, unserved by fire and emergency health services, and inaccessible to the public at large.”
City of Seattle slapped with class action suit as CHOP zone reportedly implodes https://t.co/bAGW4Zzb4l
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) June 25, 2020
While it wasn’t yet clear who the fed-up man in the video tossing barricades is, Twitter users applauded his efforts.
This is epic
— Ernie Tests (@MrErnieTests) June 25, 2020
Funny how they complained about him “destroying” their property! Hypocrites!
— Bbyhuey2020 (@Bbyhuey2020) June 25, 2020
That was awesome. We’re sick of that shit too. 😕
— FlippinPatriot (@JNoRan2011) June 25, 2020
A real King
— Sharika (@SharikaSoal84) June 25, 2020
Seriously that guy is amazing and has awesome chasmatic skills like wow
— pleasepleaseplsssss (@thouarttryingme) June 25, 2020
This is great. This is one man getting the job done without violence. Imagine if 5 or 10 people joined him and helped. This is why the @GOP is so puzzling with their pandering. If you go straight at the bully, they back down. This guy is a great example.
— MagaWildcat9 (@MWildcat9) June 25, 2020
I wish they would listen to him.
— Jamie Marie (@jamie_marie73) June 25, 2020
Wish I knew who he is.
— Interracials for Trump 🇺🇸 (@sandyleevincent) June 25, 2020
I agree. Honestly, since they refuse to allow our LEOs to do their job the people should just go ahead and take their cities back. This has gone on far too long.
— Judy (@JudyH0311) June 25, 2020
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