The Capital Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ)
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, ...