Numerous Seattle businesses, property owners, and residents sued the city over its tolerance of an “occupied” protest zone, saying officials have been complicit in depriving them of their rights to their property.
DEVELOPING: More than a dozen businesses inside CHOP zone, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, file 56-page class action lawsuit against the City of Seattle. They’re seeking unspecified damages, to be determined at trial. pic.twitter.com/RPlsW3DuNv
— Preston Phillips (@PrestonTVNews) June 25, 2020
The plaintiffs claim that city leaders have provided the demonstrators with barriers, public restrooms, and medical supplies – in effect supporting the occupation of the neighborhood and hindering the efforts of local business people, employees and residents to reach their buildings, receive deliveries and provide services, the Seattle Times reported.
Numerous Seattle businesses – including an auto repair shop, a tattoo parlor and a property management company – sued the city Wednesday, alleging city officials were complicit in allowing an “occupied protest” that has made them feel unsafe in their neighborhood, according to reports.
Workers and residents also joined the lawsuit over CHOP, the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest, which drew scorn from President Trump and other critics who accused Mayor Jenny Durkan, the city’s police chief and other city leaders of turning the area over to “anarchists.”
Organizers of CHOP — part of the widespread rioting and demonstrations that followed the May 25 death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis — said they sought to establish a “police-free” area in Seattle’s Capitol Hill district.
Since the occupation began June 8, the area has seen shootings, vandalism and other crimes. More
The Seattle mayor and the city council should be arrested for allowing this nonsense which resulted in a person’s death.
Now we all can see the level of crimes committed when law enforcement is nonexistent. That is just a few city blocks. Just imagine an entire city or state of lawlessness.
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