'Nothing Peaceful About This Protest': Seattle 'CHOP' Zone Weapons Cache Found

 'Nothing Peaceful About This Protest': Seattle 'CHOP' Zone Weapons Cache Found


Seattle police discovered spike strips, weapons and dozens of makeshift shields inside tents at a park in the Capitol Hill neighborhood Tuesday, authorities said.

Workers with the Seattle Parks Department were repairing a field house that had been damaged at Cal Anderson Park and cleaning up trash that had piled up since the park was closed on June 30, Seattle police said.

Activists had been occupying the park throughout the month of August, according to the Capitol Hill Seattle Blog. Seattle Parks told the outlet in a statement that the park had been repeatedly vandalized

throughout its closure.

While cleaning out a tent in the area, police said workers found what they believed were weapons.

The fact that 'protesters' can simply occupy in area in a major city is completely mind-boggling. But to figure out that these people were carrying knifes and spikes to most likely flatten police vehicle tires. Nothing of these events is either peaceful or democratic in its basics.

Officers obtained a warrant to search the tent and uncovered a machete, hatchet, homemade spike strips, an unexploded mortar and dozens of makeshift wooden shields.

Police

took the items as evidence. No arrests have been made as police continue to investigate.

This is not the first case of weaponry being found amongst protesters. Last month police officers found an abandoned van with explosives inside.

While cleaning out a tent in the area, police said workers found what they believed were weapons.

The fact that 'protesters' can simply occupy in area in a major city is completely mind-boggling. But to figure out that these people were carrying knifes and spikes to most likely flatten police vehicle tires. Nothing of these events is either peaceful or democratic in its basics.

Officers obtained a warrant to search the tent and uncovered a machete, hatchet, homemade spike strips, an unexploded mortar and dozens of makeshift wooden shields.

Police

took the items as evidence. No arrests have been made as police continue to investigate.

This is not the first case of weaponry being found amongst protesters. Last month police officers found an abandoned van with explosives inside.

Seattle Police Sgt. James Lee, who works with the department’s arson/bomb squad, said his team also found remnants of a Molotov cocktail that exploded near King County’s juvenile detention facility, which is under construction.

It is almost like many of these radical protesters did not really have any cause for their actions. Some just like to be violent and reckless, these protests gave many a reason to do so.

Cal Anderson Park is located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, the same location where demonstrators formed the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) in June. The protest area was cleared out on July 1 following two fatal shootings, and officers returned to the abandoned East Precinct building.

The East Precinct building was targeted last week when rioters allegedly tried to set the building on fire and trap employees inside. Massive concrete barriers were being put in place around the building on Monday following the alleged arson attempt.

It is surely frustrating for the people of Seattle to see firsthand what can happen when no law enforcement interferes in a specific area. Hopefully many will realize the importance of the police and condemn the 'defund police' movement.



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