Seattle uses taxpayer dollars to appease armed occupiers

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Discussion posted by: David McNamara

On Tuesday, the Seattle Department of Transportation began installing concrete barriers to reinforce the boundaries of the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP), the occupied zone formerly known as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ). These concrete barriers replaced those that had been erected by the city’s newest occupiers. The City of Seattle is replacing the occupiers’ makeshift barricades with real ones. Though occupiers in the CHOP have published their list of demands previously, it appears as if now those demands are changing. Occupiers now appear to want to keep the area closed for demonstration purposes and convert the abandoned Seattle Police East Precinct to a community centre.