Go back to your bunker: Mayor Jenny Durkan to Trump over Seattle protests

WION Web Team
Seattle Published: Jun 12, 2020, 07:39 AM(IST)

Seattle's East Precinct has been vacated by police and surrounded by the so-called "Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone" Photograph:( AFP )

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Protesters on Thursday had set up 'Capital Hill Autonomous Zone' after anti-racism demonstrations erupted in the Seattle 

Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan said "it is unconstitutional and illegal to send the military to Seattle" after US President in a tweet said "take back your city now. If you don’t do it, I will."

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Mayor Jenny Durkan asked Trump to "make us all safe. Go back to your bunker" after the US president threatened to intervene over Seattle protests.


Protesters on Thursday had set up "Capital Hill Autonomous Zone" after anti-racism demonstrations erupted in the city over George Floyd's death. The autonomous zone comprising of six blocks has virtually no police presence, according to reports. The protesters had also stormed the city hall while calling for defunding of police.


Trump warned Mayor Jenny Durkan and Governor Jay Inslee in a tweet that protesters were "domestic terrorists" who had taken over Seattle.

"This is not a game. These ugly Anarchists must be stooped immediately, move fast," the US president told the two Seattle Democratic leaders. 


Governor Jay Inslee too lashed out at the US president, saying: "A man who is totally incapable of governing should stay out of Washington state's business. 'Stoop' tweeting."

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