What’s Going on in CHAZ, the Seattle Autonomous Zone? 1

By Bridget Read

The Cut

What is CHAZ? Your ex? Some sort of masked EDM DJ? One of the trolls in Trolls World Tour?

CHAZ may be all of these, but it is also the acronym for the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone,” an area of about six blocks in Seattle ceded to protesters demanding justice for George Floyd after several tense nights of standoffs with police in early June. (Some residents subsequently pushed for a rebrand from CHAZ to “CHOP,” the Capitol Hill Organized Protest.) In the absence of law enforcement, a kind of commune sprang up — which quickly became a nightmare bogeyman for conservatives, including the president. They seem to think CHAZ is the first “territory” “claimed” by antifa radicals (antifa, which is not a formal organization, has not claimed any responsibility for CHAZ), “Mad Max movie mayhem come to life” (it has actually been described as “extremely chill”), and run by a group of “domestic terrorists” whose “warlord” is a SoundCloud rapper (also false).

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The Seattle Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone Reply

I have the unique perspective of favoring the autonomous zone in Seattle AND the Bundys’ standoff AND the Antifa threats against ICE. I like Krystal’s comment that “if you’re against the police state, be against the police state.”

Krystal and Saagar discuss the bizarre response from Gov. Jay Inslee to the autonomous zone in Seattle.

Hannity: Seattle is the latest big liberal city to lose control of a critical situation Reply

Sean, why aren’t you encouraging the anti-lockdown protestors to join forces with the TAZs? Are you saying that you are not really against “big government” and that you’re really just a neocon mouthpiece?

The sheer incompetence and cowardice of the liberal politicians running the states and cities across America is more obvious than ever.