No Police, Extortion of Private Businesses: Inside the Latest on Seattle’s Downtown ‘Autonomous Zone’

[Ed. Note: ‘Extortion’ you say? Surely you meant to say ‘taxes’, payable to the newly formed government. If you call it ‘extortion’, you run the risk of people figuring out the racket even after the old boss wakes up and comes back to work.]

by David Krayden

Seattle police say they are not responding to calls for assistance while armed protesters operate checkpoints and have declared a portion of the city as “cop-free” and an “autonomous zone.”

The area is called the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) by the forces who have occupied it, KOMO News reported Thursday morning.

Antifa-affiliated groups and armed members of the far-left John Brown Gun Club seized control of the neighborhood, according to the City-Journal, which also reports that they set up barricades with a cardboard sign declaring “you are now leaving the USA.”

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