Seattles CHAZ: Inside the occupied vegan paradise and Trumps ugly anarchist hell – The Independent

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There were activists with bullhorns, and artists painting designs on the street.

Stalls collected donations for the homeless and others offered vegan curry. There were people posing for images in front of a boarded-up police station, while others sat on the grass. There were people of colour, and there were white people, lots of white people.

But the ugly anarchists denounced by Donald Trump on Twitter that very morning? Could it be they existed only in his imagination?

The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, six city blocks close to the centre of Seattle that has become the focus of a protest in the wake of the death of George Floyd, may be many things. Yet an attempt to take over, or occupy the city it is not.

I think that is a ridiculous circumstance by which they even presented the narrative. This is not an autonomous zone. Were not trying to secede from the United States, said a protester called Maurice, asked about the presidents comments.

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Police spray mace at protestors to break up a gathering near the Minneapolis Police third precinct after a white police officer was caught on a bystander's video pressing his knee into the neck of African-American man George Floyd, who later died at a hospital, in Minneapolis

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A protester holds a sign with an image of George Floyd

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Protesters demonstrate against the death of George Floyd

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A protester throws a piece of wood on a fire in the street just north of the 3rd Police Precinct

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People in other US cities also protested the murder, like Los Angeles

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A police officer lobs a canister to break up crowds

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A protester is treated after inhaling tear gas

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Two police officers stand on the roof of the Third Police Precinct during a face off with a group of protesters

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Protesters outside a Minneapolis police precinct two days after George Floyd died

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Protesters run from tear gas

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Demonstrators gather to protest in Los Angeles

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Police remove barricades set by protesters

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A fire burns inside of an Auto Zone store near the Third Police Precinct

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Flowers, signs and balloons are left near a makeshift memorial to George Floyd near the spot where he died

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A policeman faces a protester holding a placard in downtown Los Angeles

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A couple poses with a sign in Los Angeles

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MAY 27: A man is tended to after sustaining an injury from a projectile shot by police outside the 3rd Police Precinct building on May 27, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired after a video taken by a bystander was posted on social media showing Floyd's neck being pinned to the ground by an officer as he repeatedly said, "I cant breathe". Floyd was later pronounced dead while in police custody after being transported to Hennepin County Medical Center. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Stephen Maturen

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A protester reacts after inhaling tear gas

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Protesters use shopping carts as a barricade

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Protesters clash with the police as they demonstrate against the death of George Floyd

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Police spray mace at protestors to break up a gathering near the Minneapolis Police third precinct after a white police officer was caught on a bystander's video pressing his knee into the neck of African-American man George Floyd, who later died at a hospital, in Minneapolis

Reuters

A protester holds a sign with an image of George Floyd

AP

Protesters demonstrate against the death of George Floyd

AFP via Getty

A protester throws a piece of wood on a fire in the street just north of the 3rd Police Precinct

Getty

People in other US cities also protested the murder, like Los Angeles

AFP via Getty

Getty

AP

Reuters

AFP via Getty

AFP via Getty

AFP via Getty

A police officer lobs a canister to break up crowds

Reuters

A protester is treated after inhaling tear gas

Getty

Two police officers stand on the roof of the Third Police Precinct during a face off with a group of protesters

Getty

Protesters outside a Minneapolis police precinct two days after George Floyd died

EPA

Protesters run from tear gas

Reuters

AP

Demonstrators gather to protest in Los Angeles

AP

Police remove barricades set by protesters

AFP via Getty

Getty

A fire burns inside of an Auto Zone store near the Third Police Precinct

Getty

Flowers, signs and balloons are left near a makeshift memorial to George Floyd near the spot where he died

AFP via Getty

A policeman faces a protester holding a placard in downtown Los Angeles

AFP via Getty

A couple poses with a sign in Los Angeles

AFP via Getty

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MAY 27: A man is tended to after sustaining an injury from a projectile shot by police outside the 3rd Police Precinct building on May 27, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired after a video taken by a bystander was posted on social media showing Floyd's neck being pinned to the ground by an officer as he repeatedly said, "I cant breathe". Floyd was later pronounced dead while in police custody after being transported to Hennepin County Medical Center. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Stephen Maturen

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A protester reacts after inhaling tear gas

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