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The so-called “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” was a roughly seven-block section of Seattle, Washington where radical Black Lives Matter protesters along with Antifa have essentially declared their own country. They have makeshift living accommodations and armed guards patrolling the perimeter and shaking down businesses unlucky enough to be caught in their secession. It has been days since this nonsense had started and the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) have kept it off the air.
While the networks were busy trying to make the recent nationwide protests seem reasonable by ignoring radical provocations such as the “autonomous zone” and glossing over calls to “defund the police,” Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight had a reporter on the ground observing the chaos firsthand.
“Yeah, this is the third night of what can only be described as a complete takeover of a seven-block area of a Seattle neighborhood, and we don't see a single police officer or city official anywhere,” reported correspondent Dan Springer. “So, it doesn't appear as if the protesters are digging in for the long haul.”
He noted that Seattle police relinquished control of the area to the radical mob “after receiving a credible threat that criminals within the protest group were planning to burn it down.” Adding: “They [Seattle police] did not say how cutting-and-running makes it safe here.”