NYPost reports a protester in the police-free district set up by demonstrators in Seattle demanded that white demonstrators fork over $10 to their black counterparts.
A video, uploaded to Twitter Saturday, shows a man inside the city’s Capital Hill Autonomous Zone, or CHAZ, urging protesters to donate the cash.
“I want you to find by the time you leave this autonomous zone, I want you to … to give $10 to one African American person from this autonomous zone,” said the unidentified protestor speaking to dozens inside the area near the city’s East Precinct that was abandoned by police last week following two weeks of clashes after the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis last month.
“If you have a hard time giving $10 you got to think are you really down with this struggle, are you really down with the movement,” he said. “If that is a challenge for you, I’m not sure you are in the right place.”
The demand was met with cheers and applause from a crowd that had gathered at what appeared to be a baseball field.
Hundreds of people have taken over the blocked-off area, where cops have been banished from one of their own precincts, for at least five days to hear speeches and demonstrate.
“The white people … I see you, I see every single one of you and I remember your faces,” said the speaker.