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USA: Man arrested following scuffles in Seattle 'Autonomous Zone'01:04

USA: Man arrested following scuffles in Seattle 'Autonomous Zone'

United States, Seattle
July 3, 2020 at 13:48 GMT -00:00 · Published

A man was arrested following scuffles between police and protesters in Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), also known as the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP), on Friday.

A man was seen being pinned to the ground by police amid tensions between officers and protesters.

According to an eyewitness the man was recording the police before they tackled him to the ground.

The protests in the neighbourhood had started on June 8 in response to George Floyd's death, with activists demanding police reform.

Following several incidents in the area, including some shootings, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan had asked people to leave the area and had announced that officials would clear the area. Police went on to clear out the area on Wednesday.

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A man was arrested following scuffles between police and protesters in Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), also known as the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP), on Friday.

A man was seen being pinned to the ground by police amid tensions between officers and protesters.

According to an eyewitness the man was recording the police before they tackled him to the ground.

The protests in the neighbourhood had started on June 8 in response to George Floyd's death, with activists demanding police reform.

Following several incidents in the area, including some shootings, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan had asked people to leave the area and had announced that officials would clear the area. Police went on to clear out the area on Wednesday.

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