Taking Protest to the Streets, and the Mayor’s Front Door

City leaders and public health officials are now seeing protests outside their own homes, with some protesters wielding bullhorns, spray paint, and even eggs and paintballs.

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Abolish the Police? Those Who Survived the Chaos in Seattle Aren’t So Sure

What is it like when a city abandons a neighborhood and the police vanish? Business owners describe a harrowing experience of calling for help and being left all alone.

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The Seattle Autonomous Zone Is Not the Full Story

The city looks progressive but has a history of racism and exclusion. This could be a turning point.

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Inside Seattle’s ‘Autonomous Zone’: Trump Tells Mayor: “Take Your City Back”

President Trump challenged Seattle’s mayor to “take back your city” after police vacated a precinct and protesters laid claim to the neighborhood around it.

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‘Take Back Your City’ From Protesters, Trump Tells Seattle Mayor

The president tweeted that Mayor Jenny Durkan and Gov. Jay Inslee were being taunted by protesters. Some demonstrators have used barricades to occupy several city blocks.

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