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A worker cleans off the word 'people' graffitied over the word 'police' at the Seattle Police Department's East Precinct as they retake the Capitol Hill CHOP area. More top photos of the week: 📷 @lindseywasson 

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12th Avenue and Pine Street now reopened. Mayor Durkan's order remains in effect and some officers will remain in the area of the East Precinct as SPD works to reestablish police services in the building.

Even before the police moved in to dismantle CHOP and take back Seattle’s East Precinct, the Occupy-style protest was collapsing under its own weight.

Inside look at Seattle's East Precinct after police clear out 'CHOP' zone

Inside look at Seattle's East Precinct after police clear out 'CHOP' zone

#CHOP before/after. Police now outnumber protesters inside the 6 city blocks once known as the Capitol Hill Organized Protest Zone. #SDOT  crews are pressure washing and work is underway to bring the East Police Precinct back online. How will history remember the #CHOPSeattleSeattle ?

East Precinct partially operational after police dismantle Seattle's CHOP

Pushed out of East Precinct occupation, 'CHOP' protestors eye next moves

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Inside look at Seattle's East Precinct after police clear out 'CHOP' zone

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Due to ongoing violence and public safety issues in the East Precinct/Cal Anderson Park area. Mayor Jenny Durkan has issued an executive order to vacate the area. Seattle police will be in the area this morning enforcing the Mayor’s order.

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At about 7:30 p.m. demonstrators outside the East Precinct began moving barricades at 11th and Pine despite multiple requests from police to stop. Individuals began throwing rocks/bottles/and explosives at officers. Several officers injured due to improvised explosives.

Since demonstrations at the East Precinct area began on June 8th, two teenagers have been killed and three people have been seriously wounded in late-night shootings. Police have also documented robberies, assaults, and other violent crimes.

Detectives attempting to identify suspect that broke East Precinct window.

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JUST IN: Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s office says Seattle PD won’t return to the East Precinct today, inside the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest zone, known as CHOP, after city crews were blocked by protesters from entering the area this morning. DETAILS:

After Seattle Police abandoned the East Precinct, officers said they are receiving reports of armed people manning the checkpoints intimidating people trying to enter and committing extortion.

BREAKING: Seattle police will return to the East Precinct after two shootings took place around the Capitol Hill protest zone over the weekend, Mayor Jenny Durkan said.

Do you think the city should move now to retake its East Precinct police building?

Protestors in Seattle have taken over six blocks near the police department’s East Precinct. They’re calling it “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone,” where people can gather to demonstrate without police. “This is an exercise in trust and de-escalation,” the police chief told @KUOW .

Incident commander at demonstration on Capitol Hill is declaring the incident a riot. Crowd has thrown rocks, bottles and fireworks at officers and is attempting to breach barricades one block from the East Precinct.

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