Hundreds of left-wing protesters swarmed Seattle’s City Hall Tuesday night to demand that Democrat Mayor Jenny Durkan’s resign.
The mob chanted “Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Jenny Durkan’s got to go!” throughout an hour-long takeover, led by Councilwoman Kshama Sawant.
According to the Seattle Times, some of the protesters carried “Black Lives Matter” and “Durkan must go” signs, according to the Seattle Times.
“When you talk about black rights, you can’t leave out the horrific gentrification in Seattle,” Sawant told the newspaper.
I love it when the Left goes and eats its own. This time they are correct in identifying the problem being the Democratic Party.
Sawant actually threw the blame at Amazon, which is headquartered in Seattle.
“Taxing Amazon is absolutely a part of black rights … It’s about actually putting dollars on the table to address inequities affecting the black community,” Sawant mentioned.
The councilwoman additionally addressed the protesters, which overtook city hall’s lobby and steps, saying the council would quickly take up legislation “banning chemical weapons and chokeholds.” On top of that, she celebrated Seattle’s $15 minimum wage and pushed for better political representation that “grabs power for ordinary people.”
The protesters left peacefully at about 10 p.m., with some gathering on Capitol Hill in a space dubbed “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” or CHAZ outside the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct. A display that was set up played the movie “13th,” where filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.
A Black Lives Matter group on Tuesday sued the Seattle Police Department to get them to stop violent techniques cops have used to break up protests. Officers used tear gas on protesters in Capitol Hill Saturday night — just one day after Durkan announced a 30-day ban on the chemical weapon, KOMO News reported.
Seattle has gone through twelve nights of protests after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis at the hands of Minneapolis cops.
Tuesday night, Durkan released a statement that included, “The City has so much healing and work to do — that is where Mayor Durkan will continue to spend her focus in the coming days, weeks and months ahead.
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“At this pivotal moment, we cannot fan division when we need to come together to make actual steps on policing, invest in the community, safely reopen our city to get workers back to work and address the inequities in every system, including in education, housing, access to wealth-building jobs and the criminal justice system.”
Rich is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and runs Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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