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Seattle Protesters Take Over City Hall, Demand Mayor’s Resignation
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June 12, 2020

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Protesters in Seattle took over City Hall for about an hour Tuesday night and demanded the resignation of the city’s mayor, Jenny Durkan, hours after a Black Lives Matter group sued the Seattle Police Department, alleging that the city has violated the constitutional rights of demonstrators by using harsh crowd control tactics, in just the latest uproar over the police tactics toward protesters in the two weeks of turmoil following George Floyd’s death.
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A large group of protesters, led by Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant (who had keys to the building,) marched inside City Hall at around 9 p.m. and flooded the lobby, chanting, “Durkan must go!”
After occupying City Hall for about an hour, the protesters retreated to the self-declared “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone”—an area outside the police department’s East Precinct where demonstrators have established a quasi-camp by night, arrayed with memorials for George Floyd, before mostly dispersing at around 2 a.m. local time.
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