Clear. 73.9   F New York
AI-Powered News Summarizer
Top Stories

Seattle police to remove concrete barriers around precinct that was temporarily vacated during George Floyd protests

April 3, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

Compression ratio: 67.8%. 1 min read.

The Seattle Police Department has announced plans to remove concrete barriers around the East Precinct, the center of the city's Capitol Hill Occupation Protest (CHOP) area last summer.

(CNN)The Seattle Police Department has announced plans to remove concrete barriers around the East Precinct, the center of the city's Capitol Hill Occupation Protest (CHOP) area last summer.

The concrete barrier will be removed and temporarily replaced with a fence, according to a press release from Seattle Police.

Police said the timing of the fence's removal depends on whether the precinct becomes a target again for property damage and arson.

The precinct became a flashpoint for the protests that broke out last summer after the death of George Floyd, a Black man, in police custody.

Organized rallies stretched across the country, and in Seattle the East Precinct became part of CHOP, an area spanning roughly four blocks where thousands of protesters camped out in defiance.

Seattle's demonstrations over the summer included protesters throwing large rocks, bottles, fireworks and other explosives at officers, while police tried to disperse crowds with tear gas and pepper balls.

Police left the precinct on June 8 and returned to the protest area July 1, arresting at least 31 people after an emergency order by Mayor Jenny Durkan.

"It is the Department's hope to fully re-open the East Precinct to our neighbors as soon as possible," police said.

Summarizer is on Google News. Now you can get the latest AI summarized news on your favorite news platform.

Don't like Google News? We have an RSS Feed for you.

Suggestions