Right-wing media say Antifa has seized part of Seattle. Local authorities say otherwise

Right-wing media say Antifa has seized part of Seattle. Local authorities say otherwise
Armed guard ar CHAZ

[Ed. – It is true that the city’s far-left mayor says there’s nothing to write home about in re CHAZ. In fact, she maintains, it’s a block party. But neither she nor the author can explain away pictures from the encampment like the one shown above.]

Armed militant activists with the group Antifa have seized a sizable section of Seattle and are plotting to expand their territory — all as the local police surrender to them and evacuate a local precinct.

Or so the story goes if you’ve relied on right-wing media for your news this week.

“You have now talk about armed volunteers of Antifa to guard their cop-free zone and taken over precincts,” Fox News host Sean Hannity told viewers Wednesday night on his television show, the highest-rated program on cable news.

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It is true that demonstrators have occupied a small, six-square block section of Seattle and designated it an “autonomous zone.” And it is true that, after clashes with police, a precinct was boarded up and evacuated in an attempt to deescalate the situation.

But claims that bands of militant Antifa members are roving the Seattle streets appear to be grossly exaggerated in right-wing media.

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