Seattle Mayor Durkan Orders Occupied Area Cleared Out Dozens Arrested

Seattle Democrat Mayor Jenny Durkan issued an executive order demanding the radical protesters holding Seattle streets hostage to clear out.

Protesters took control of an area known as Capitol Hill over the last few weeks and police officers were ordered to leave their precinct located within the occupied area.

The takeover was sparked over the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Minnesota black man who died while being arrested by police.

After rampant violence, including the shooting death of two teens, Durkan issued the executive order and police moved in early Wednesday morning.

Numerous arrests were made and weapons seized.

Early on, Durkan made comments that were grossly irresponsible and under her watch, she defended the takeover of this Seattle area.

Durkan defended protesters commandeering several street blocks in the city by calling their actions “patriotism.”

The mayor told CNN host Chris Cuomo it’s “more like a block party atmosphere it’s not an armed takeover.”

Durkan also said that “We could have the Summer of Love.”

Q13Fox reports Durkan tried to walk back her “Summer of Love” comment following the uptick in violence saying, “I clearly said that in jest, it probably was not the smart thing to do.” (watch video).

Durkan neglected to put an end to the takeover of Seattle streets that resulted in two deaths and other crimes.

Overall, Durkan’s inaction jeopardized the welfare and safety of law-abiding citizens, small business owners, and police officers while emboldening the dangerous radical protesters.