Police American of Seattle began a crackdown on protesters in the “Autonomous zone of Capitol hill.” The decision to clean up the territory appeared in the Twitter account of law enforcement.
It is noted that the corresponding order was given by the mayor Jenny Durkan. “This morning in the area will be the Seattle police, who will carry out the order of the mayor”, — is spoken in the message.
People were asked to leave the territory for eight minutes, then promised to conduct detention. According to police, have arrested at least 10 people.
A few blocks of the Central part of Seattle were occupied by protesters, who have declared the area an “Autonomous area of Capitol hill.” In particular, under the rule of the activists turned the building of the city administration. The leader of the “Autonomous area of Capitol hill,” David Lewis said that the protesters did not want to secede from the United States. The purpose of the demonstration, he said, “to put an end to police brutality”.
The US President Donald trump called the incident a capture of a terrorist. He criticized the Governor of Washington state Jay and Margie reiger mayor Jenny Durkan that, in his opinion, do not struggle with the disorder.
In dozens of U.S. cities and other countries since the end of may, held a protest against police brutality because of the death in Minneapolis of a black guard to George Floyd, who died after a rough arrest. In some cases, the protests ended in riots, clashes with police, looting, looting and riots.