What's the deal with this "autonomous zone" in Seattle? Literally no coverage by CNN while Fox is making it seem like Lord of the Flies. Can someone who is unbiased actually let us know?

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You can just watch it yourself if you want. There are a ton of live webcams pointed at it. Check out Jessica Frost. As KPMG1 mentioned it's like a a hippie street fest. If you've been down Haight Street in SF, it feels a bit like that. I'm not sure if you've been involved in any counter-culture groups in your life, but it's like a big Food Not Bombs meeting. It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it's hardly this warlord infested destination everyone is making it out to be. I'm going tomorrow with my infant because my cousin lives next door. It's no big deal.

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Please report back and tell us the real deal on what’s going down over there!

Seems like they are trying to make it like Freetown Christiania in Copenhagen...which is a cool place

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Your first mistake was taking Fox seriously. If they could get away with it, they’d describe Coachella as a “radical left riot uprising led by radical Antifa warlord Father John Misty.”

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Haha no way I’m reading that way too drunk

Was just down there and have been going the last few days. People are just hanging out. Nobody walking around with AR15s licking boots or saluting the flag, just a bunch of hippies having a good time.

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I have a buddy that went there yesterday. He said it smells and feels like a music festival.

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hamsterdam

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I have a friend who lives there and he has been posting about it on social media to tell his Fox-watching friends that is just peaceful protesting and nothing even remotely close to the hype being reported on the Right.

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My guess is this will end like Occupy Wall Street. What starts out as a well intended political statement will be sidetracked when the homeless and the insane move in

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Of course it will.

Here’s the police chief. She says there were safety concerns and the police were in danger which is why they backed off. It sounds very peaceful at the moment but she is worried for the safety of the officers if they go back in. Response times to 911 calls has tripled. https://youtu.be/XtAZpFjKYSI

Hahahaha KPMG2 you’re so cute! The safety concerns should have been concerns of the PUBLIC being in danger, and the safety of the officers would be compromised if they go in and instigated violence against peaceful protesters. Like if you’re going to beat people up then you shouldn’t be too surprised when people try to protect themselves. Not that Seattlites have been violent in the past week. And if you don’t see the irony in questioning how the chief of police is biased, then you’re too naive. She may be a black woman but it has seemed like, from how she’s treated protesters, that the institution she stands for is more important than the fact that she’s a black woman. She clearly thinks her status and power as a police officer is more important. Source: I’m from Seattle.

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Are the occupiers carrying weapons? And keeping others out? Or is it just a lot of people congregating?

Bruv, see above

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And the way everyone is characterizing all news outlets is spot on. It’s all opinion. All of it. The only actual news is perhaps local news at 6 pm about local community stuff.

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