Via – NBC KING 5

Protests continue in Seattle and throughout the country in response to police brutality and racial justice over the death of George Floyd, a black man killed in Minneapolis police custody.

Trump tweets at Gov. Inslee to take back Capitol Hill “NOW”

On Wednesday night, President Trump tweeted to Gov. Jay Inslee and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, telling them “Take back your city NOW. If you don’t do it, I will.”

Trump was referring to what Seattle protesters are calling the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ). 

After several days of violent clashes between police and demonstrators on Capitol Hill, Seattle police reopened the streets so people could march in front of the East Precinct.

Instead, protesters have set up tents and have blocked streets.

The perimeter stretches from 13th Avenue past 11th Avenue, near Cal Anderson Park, and it runs from East Olive Street to East Pike Street.

Protesters say ‘CHAZ’ is a welcome community where this is no leader and a unified message.

The President tweeted: “Radical Left Governor @JayInslee and the Mayor of Seattle are being taunted and played at a level that our great Country has never seen before. Take back your city NOW. If you don’t do it, I will. This is not a game. These ugly Anarchists must be stooped [sic] IMMEDIATELY. MOVE FAST!” 

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