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USA: Police reclaim Seattle's 'Autonomous Zone' on Capitol Hill00:46

USA: Police reclaim Seattle's 'Autonomous Zone' on Capitol Hill

United States, Seattle
July 2, 2020 at 00:38 GMT -00:00 · Published

Seattle's police gathered at around 5.00 a.m local time (1.00 p.m GMT) on Wednesday morning in an attempt to swiftly drive away the protesters that had been occupying the area and clear the streets in the zone outside a police station on Capitol Hill.

A construction crew could be seen removing the barricades that had blocked the area off. Moves to dismantle the zone came after a shooting in the area on Monday, which killed one and injured another person.

The area known as Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone or Capitol Hill Organised Protest had remained one of the most visible protests in response to the death of George Floyd more than a month ago. The police had given up control of the area, which is where the police's East Precinct is located.

USA: Police reclaim Seattle's 'Autonomous Zone' on Capitol Hill00:46
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Seattle's police gathered at around 5.00 a.m local time (1.00 p.m GMT) on Wednesday morning in an attempt to swiftly drive away the protesters that had been occupying the area and clear the streets in the zone outside a police station on Capitol Hill.

A construction crew could be seen removing the barricades that had blocked the area off. Moves to dismantle the zone came after a shooting in the area on Monday, which killed one and injured another person.

The area known as Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone or Capitol Hill Organised Protest had remained one of the most visible protests in response to the death of George Floyd more than a month ago. The police had given up control of the area, which is where the police's East Precinct is located.

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