The Capital Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ)
Posted on AllSides June 15th, 2020
This Abridge News topic aggregates four unique arguments on different sides of the debate. Here are the quick facts to get you started:
THE QUICK FACTS
- Demanding racial justice in the wake of the George Floyd murder, protesters have occupied six blocks of Seattle calling it CHAZ, the Capital Hill Autonomous Zone.
- The police announced a "decreasing footprint" in the area following many tense standoffs between law enforcement and protesters.
- On June 9th, Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said, "...[protesters] want the streets open for peaceful marches, ...
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