DailyCaller reports an activist who claimed to have helped establish the self-declared Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), a six-block area in downtown Seattle, took to Twitter to complain about the community’s food being stolen.
If only there was some group you could call when people take all your stuff. pic.twitter.com/Q6oQOogwMI
— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) June 10, 2020
The 18-year-old activist appears to be a transgender woman and a self-described “lesbian anarchist,” according to her now-private Twitter account. The activist tweeted Wednesday that CHAZ had invited homeless people into the zone, who promptly stole all of their food.
The activist pleaded on Twitter for people to bring an assortment of foods, including vegan meat substitutes and soy products, stating that they would “need more food to keep the area operational.”
CHAZ, which is described as a “police no go zone,” is the latest development after two weeks of protests and riots nationwide in response to George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. Protests in Seattle turned violent over the weekend as rioters threw glass bottles and rocks at police, who responded with tear gas and pepper spray, according to Fox News.
Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct building was boarded up and surrounded by masked protestors Monday night, and CHAZ was established around the building after the police abandoned the building. Protestors set up campsites and shelters in the area and are currently using it as a base of operations for protest groups, according to a pro-activist blog.
Some of the signs posted around the area. One calls for the defunding of the Seattle PD and the dropping of all charges against protesters. Another says, “The cops will always be racist because capitalism requires inequality.” pic.twitter.com/hhmHL9q113
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) June 9, 2020