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This police-free protest zone was dismantled - but was it the end?

This police-free protest zone was dismantled - but was it the end?
Sunday 12
10:40 2020

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Less than a month after it was set up, Seattle's Chop protest zone was cleared On 8 June, after a number of increasingly dangerous clashes between protesters and law enforcement, police officers in a popular area of downtown Seattle abandoned their precinct. Hundreds of activists, who had been demonstrating against police brutality since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May, then flocked to the neighbourhood and set up a peaceful occupied protest. There, they distributed free food and medical supplies, planted community gardens, and held film screenings and workshops. One small group painted ...

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Summary: On 8 June protesters set up a police-free protest zone in the city. Less than a month later, it had been dismantled.

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