A part of a major United States city has been taken over by an armed militia and they are chasing police from their zones with guns.
The militia has created an “autonomous zone” in Seattle, Washington where they are having a good old fashioned dance party and celebrations.
But beyond that they are keeping police from their zone and strong arming shop owners into paying them for protection, The Daily Mail reported.
The protesters have formed a six-block area they are now calling CHAZ – Capital Hill Autonomous Zone – in revolt against the police.
There are armed people there but the majority, according to those at the scene, are peaceful. Some Seattle residents say they have walked through the area with their dogs at night and that it is ‘more peaceful’ than when the National Guard were there. There are free stations offering sunscreen, hand sanitizer and snacks, and plant and flower gardens have been set up.
On Wednesday night, the occupants voted on a movie to watch in the street. They settled on the 1990 film Paris is Burning. Trump has ordered that the block be dismantled.
President Donald Trump has ordered Democrats in the state to take back this part of their city in a blistering tweet on Thursday.
“Radical Left Governor [of Washington, Jay Inslee] and the Mayor of Seattle are being taunted and played at a level that our great Country has never seen before.
“Take back your city NOW. If you don’t do it, I will. This is not a game,” the president said of the protesters and mayor.
“These ugly Anarchists must be stooped [sic] IMMEDIATELY. MOVE FAST!’ “ the president said.
“Domestic Terrorists have taken over Seattle, run by Radical Left Democrats, of course. LAW & ORDER!” he said.
The Seattle ‘zone’, which includes apartment buildings and businesses, also contains the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct, which cops abandoned on Monday after receiving a threat that the station would be overrun and burned down.
A defaced sign outside the precinct now reads ‘Seattle People Department’.
Armed protesters have been spotting manning checkpoints where they check identification and frisk people at entrances to the zone.
Police say they have received complaints that protesters are demanding cash to enter the zone, as well as ‘protection fees’ from businesses under their control.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, as wimp Democrats do, has sided with the protesters and against President Trump.
“Make us all safe. Go back to your bunker. #BlackLivesMatter,” the mayor tweeted in response to the president.