Without police presence, the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) is filling up with peaceful protesters painting the streets with art and music.
Here’s a look at some of the artwork:
— Sarah Johnson (@sarahjohnson572) June 11, 2020
Took a visit to the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone #CHAZ
1. No, idiot, no one was asking to see ID upon entry
2. Free food and drinks, bathrooms, sanitation, tents, and medical services provided by volunteers
3. Sign up for Night Watch
4. Local businesses are open (and thriving) pic.twitter.com/ImMStifdYf
— Villager Rights Activist 🌳 (@deathcab4booty) June 11, 2020
after an 8 day standoff, law enforcement has abandoned the east precinct. this is what it looks like now!a whole neighborhood without police. music, free food, memorials and looots of love. does this look unsafe to you? #CHAZ #seattleprotests power to the mf people!! 💖🏙 pic.twitter.com/O6f6cRtgVB
— cam 🦋كاميرون (@suburban_cam) June 11, 2020
— nbd123 (@nbd1232) June 10, 2020
SEATTLE, rise up and counter online misinformation being spread in the MISSPELLED hashtag #CapitalHillAutonomousZone.
(C’mon, it’s #CapitOLhillAutonomousZone. Get it right, nerds.)
— Zoë Starkiller (@obnoxiousone) June 11, 2020
Update to this spray painted mural from yesterday.
It was finished throughout the evening and is an incredibly stunning piece of work. #CapitalHillAutonomousZone #CapitolHillAutonomousZone pic.twitter.com/oSxVydFSKV
— Alexander Haynes (@ACLHaynes) June 11, 2020
Eversince the cops retreated from this area, #CapitalHillAutonomousZone has been the most peaceful and safe area for the people there. So far, It has been educational, respectful, and not at all what is being portrayed in the media. pic.twitter.com/VXBebIrqk1
— rue ♀︎ (@rruwidaa) June 11, 2020
— Gabe C Herbertson (@GHerbertson) June 11, 2020
cap hill THIS morning: Seattle PEOPLE Department, view from inside the East Precinct, fist bump mural, new barricade decorations. #BlackLivesMatter #seattleprotests #DefundSPD pic.twitter.com/DUOKc3CAIE
— Amelia Bertozzi-Villa (@abertozz) June 9, 2020
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The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, also known as CHAZ, and formerly known as Free Capitol Hill, is a six-block space with no current police presence.
According to Reddit user houseplantshustla, who started a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” about CHAZ, no single person has stepped up and claimed the neighborhood. “People just gave it the name CHAZ after the Police left… it’s just a protest area that the Police left, then Twitter named it CHAZ after a few signs got put up.”
Seattle protestors have created an entire zone called “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” after cops evacuated the east precinct and left it for protestors. Since the police left, there has been no violence or conflict. Everything has remained completely peaceful. #seattleprotest pic.twitter.com/cO8IaMB1En
— manda moon crochet (@mmooncrochet) June 10, 2020