A leader of Seattle’s so-called Capitol Hill Organized Protest area says peaceful protest is not one of her priorities.
“Every single day that I show up here, I’m not here to peacefully protest,” Grayson said. “I’m here to disrupt until my demands are met.
“You cannot rebuild until you break it all the way down.”
CHOP initially took over six city blocks. Although the city of Seattle had an agreement to reduce that footprint and open some blocked roads to traffic, the agreement fell apart Tuesday. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, a Democrat, has largely supported the protest as an exercise in First Amendment rights.