Police Swoop In and Clear ‘Autonomous Zone’ as Quickly as It Began

Article Link: https://www.westernjournal.com/police-swoop-clear-autonomous-zone-quickly-began/

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A copycat effort in Portland, Oregon, to mimic the autonomous zone created in Seattle failed Thursday as Portland police dismantled barricades that had been erected overnight. Beginning at around midnight, demonstrators began dragging whatever they could find to serve as a barrier, including dumpsters, recycling bins and pallets, to an area they believed to be near the residence of Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler. However, by 5:30 a.m. local time Thursday, police moved in, according to KOIN-TV.