President Donald Trump on Wednesday night, June 10, blasted officials in Seattle after radical-left protesters took over six blocks of the city to create the Capitol Hill autonomous zone amid George Floyd protests.
“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,” President Trump tweeted. “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!”
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 IMMEDIATELY. MOVE FAST!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 11, 2020
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) on Monday ordered the police to pull out of the East Precinct as an effort to “de-escalate” interactions between protesters and law enforcement.
After taking over six blocks in the city of Seattle, the radical group of protesters issued a list of demands to authorities on Wednesday, including abolition of the Seattle Police Department and prisons, as well as a decentralized election process, amnesty for illegal immigrants, free public housing, health care, and college for all.
Seattle @MayorJenny is allowing a dangerous situation to fester. #Antifa militants have taken over & created an “autonomous zone” in city w/their own rules. Police precinct abandoned. Antifa set up barricades to create a border. Calling for volunteers to provide armed guard. pic.twitter.com/ksQI4NI5kP
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) June 9, 2020
“Domestic Terrorists have taken over Seattle, run by Radical Left Democrats, of course,” President Trump wrote. “LAW & ORDER!”
Meanwhile, Gov. Jay Inslee (D) said during a press conference on Wednesday he has “not heard anything about” the situation.
“Well, that’s news to me,” Inslee said. “So, I’ll have to reserve any comment about it. I have not, I have not heard anything about that from any credible source, not that you’re not credible, it’s just like before I espouse an opinion, I should know of which I speak.”
Gov. Inslee on so-called “autonomous zone” on Capitol Hill:
“That’s news to me”. pic.twitter.com/L3LT86Zxgq
— Rebecca Perry (@Rebecca_Perry) June 10, 2020
Durkan responded to the president’s threat to send in federal forces to take back the portion of the city, saying, “Make us all safe. Go back to your bunker.”
— Mayor Jenny Durkan (@MayorJenny) June 11, 2020