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
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.
#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
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.
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.
Detectives attempting to identify suspect that broke East Precinct window.
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:
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 .