CAPITOL HILL AUTONOMOUS ZONE

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CHAZ

WELCOME TO FREE CAPITOL

And now, for something totally different...

CHAZ will always be CHAZ. The attempt at a name change is an operation to detract and disorient. A name is important, but it does not need to be literal.

The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone née "Free Capitol" is a 6 block section around the East Precinct in Seattle, WA. Abandoned by police and left to burn, this area was instead siezed by anarchists, BLM supporters and other protestors who have since transformed it into a unverisal community based on mutual aid. Fundamentally, CHAZ is an occupation of Capitol Hill, not an official declaration of independence.

Established on June 8th 2020 in the midst of nationwide civil unrest triggered by the murder of George Floyd the CHAZ is still young. Within the self governed blocks you can find food vendors, daily marches, public film screenings and community councils hosted throughout the day.

On this page you can find more information on the protestor's demands or check out a gallery of images from inside. A stream hosted by SeattleProtest2020 has 6 cameras just outside CHAZ and can be viewed live as well. For answers to common questions, check out the FAQ . For secure communications, you can find my PGP key here . I am one person, I do not speak for CHAZ, and I am NOT there right now.
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