Seattle Officials Add Concrete Barriers to CHAZ Protest Zone

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Seattle Officials Add Concrete Barriers to CHAZ Protest Zone

The Grind

Concrete barriers were placed around the Seattle, Washington, protest zone known as CHAZ (Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone) on Tuesday.

“Tuesday morning, the Seattle Department of Transportation added concrete barriers to the edges of the six-nine block protest zone surrounding the abandoned SPD East Precinct, a sign that the city could be letting the protesters stay long-term,” according to Q13 Fox.

The Details

The barriers were meant to prevent cars from driving through groups of protesters while also leaving a travel lane for emergency vehicles, the report noted.

Q13 Fox reporter Omar Lewis tweeted video footage of the barriers encased in wood:

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best on Monday said there were no no-police response areas in the city but the barricades around CHAZ prevented officers from responding quickly and efficiently.

She continued:

When it comes to that particular area, we have – if we get a call, there’s an important emergency, a 911 call, we’re going in. We’re going to do our job. I have a list of reports we’ve taken already. But we also have to be considerate of the delicate situation that we have there. Read more…

 

 

 

 

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Trump Deputizes Four GOP Senators to Raise Money

President Trump has tapped four Senate Republicans to raise money from colleagues for his reelection bid, the Trump campaign announced.

Dubbed “Senate captains,” Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Roy Blunt of Missouri, Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, and Rob Portman of Ohio are being tasked by Trump with collecting campaign donations from fellow Senate Republicans. The donations from GOP senators’ campaign accounts and political action committees will help support voter turnout operations across the country being overseen by the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee.

The Details

“The Republican Party is unified around President Trump and we are utilizing the extensive talents of all our supporters to win in November,” Kimberly Guilfoyle, a Trump campaign finance chairwoman, said in a statement issued Wednesday.

Less than five months before Election Day, Trump is struggling in national polls and narrowly trailing presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in most surveys of voters in the battleground states that will decide the outcome. The Republican Party’s three-seat Senate majority is also on the rocks, in part because of an onslaught of Democratic money.

Senate Republicans are on defense in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Maine, Montana, and North Carolina. The GOP appears to have only two pick-up opportunities – in Alabama and Michigan. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is up for reelection in Kentucky, said his colleagues support for the Trump campaign would lift all boats and help preserve his party’s power on Capitol Hill. Read more…

 

 


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