Nation Jun 26

A Seattle Police officer talks to Seattle Department of Transportation employees as they back out after trying to enter and clear the CHOP area (Capitol Hill Occupied Protest), as people continue to occupy space and protest against racial inequality in the aftermath of the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Seattle, Washington, U.S. June 26, 2020. Photo by REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson
Demonstrators resist as crews arrive at Seattle protest zone

Crews arrived with heavy equipment arrived early Friday at Seattle’s “occupied” protest zone, apparently ready to dismantle barriers set up by demonstrators, but halted work when demonstrators resisted, including by lying on top of some of the makeshift structures.

Nation Jun 16

Seattle police pledge to protect occupied zone

A festival-like atmosphere has emerged in the area, now called the “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest,” with participants painting a Black Lives Matter mural on the street and planting a community garden.