December 3, 2022

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Violence in the C.H.O.P

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Open-source video of violent incidents in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) zone.

On July 1, 2020, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan issued a Proclamation of Civil Emergency regarding the East Precinct and Cal Anderson Park area. The order declared the gathering in this area as an “unlawful assembly” requiring immediate action from city agencies, including the Seattle Police Department.

This order, and the police response in the area, comes after weeks of violence in and around the CHOP, including three shootings, resulting multiple injuries and the deaths of two teenagers.

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