One person was killed and a second wounded in a shooting inside Seattle’s Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) early this morning.
Here is a local report:
Salisbury’s video also shows a police extraction team — handguns drawn and in a phalanx led by officers holding shields — attempt to enter the so-called autonomous zone to retrieve the victims, who according to Salisbury had already been transported to the hospital by private car.
The group of officers was quickly surrounded by angry and yelling protesters, who prevented them from moving forward. The team left, but not before other protesters lined up to apparently protect the officers from angry members of the crowd as they retreated.
Here is an interview with the local police union chief:
As reported by the Seattle Times, police have had trouble accessing the zone to investigate the shootings.
Should authorities just let the protestors kill each other off?
At what point do the police have to end the occupation?