For several weeks now, activists have been squatting in a six-block area of downtown Seattle known as “CHOP” or “CHAZ” to protest police violence against black males, yet spasms of violence against black males keep erupting in the “police free” area.
Extremists take over a section of a major city, destroy a multitude of businesses, there are multiple shootings & murders. And…the bulk of the media seems disinterested. https://t.co/B54A1lLBNP pic.twitter.com/zRhmo35IrG
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) June 30, 2020
Early Monday, a CHAZ “security” team allegedly opened fire on a white SUV as it drove through the area, critically wounding a 14-year-old boy, and killing a 16-year-old boy.
Far left agitators online are celebrating this latest shooting of black teenagers in the CHOP zone as a victory against fascism.
The first black youth to be shot and killed in the occupied zone was 19-year-old Horace Lorenzo Anderson on June 20.
Six people have been shot in the Capitol Hill protest zone in multiple shootings.
There are conflicting accounts of what led to the violence Monday night.
According to the Post Millennial, agitators on the ground told livestreamers that the teens had been engaged in drive-by shootings in a stolen vehicle and had also robbed someone while armed with knives, but no video footage has emerged to confirm that.
Others have claimed that the SUV was doing doughnuts in the nearby field at Cal Anderson Park before the incident and that they may have been throwing fire crackers.
Whatever sparked the violence, the comments suggest that the black youths were seen as a threat to the CHAZ community and were thus neutralized.
Police investigators may never get to the bottom of it.
Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best explained that the crime scene had been tampered with by the time law enforcement arrived and that witnesses are “not being cooperative with our requests for help.”
“It’s very unfortunate that we have another murder in this area identified as the CHOP,” Best said. She elaborated that the victims “at a place where they claim to be working for Black Lives Matter but they’re gone. They’re dead now. And, we’ve had multiple other incidents — assaults, rapes, robbery, shootings — so this is something that’s going to need to change.”
Perhaps cognizant that repeated episodes of violence against black people during a occupation to protest violence against black people might not be the best public relations narrative for the CHOP zone, some online antifa supporters came up with another creative narrative to mitigate the PR damage.
Antifa Twitter accounts openly celebrated the gruesome carnage and called it a victory against “fascism.”
The Post Millennial’s Ian Miles Cheong highlighted some of their tweets.
“2 guys in a stolen SUV shot up #CHOP tonight. They came through and fired ~15 shots, then maybe 15 mins later, drove across Cal Anderson field and opened fire again… and got f***ing MURKED by security on the ground,” tweeted Malice Antifa Superstripper.
A tiny sampling of Antifa and Antifa-supporting leftists celebrating the murder of a 16-year-old black boy for making the mistake of joyriding near CHAZ. This was a victory against fascism. pic.twitter.com/xYEGqNutqj
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) June 30, 2020