“The Five” co-host Katie Pavlich described the current situation in Seattle as “insanity” on Tuesday after violence over the weekend at the “Capitol Hill Organized Protest” (CHOP) forced Mayor Jenny Durkan to agree to dismantle the demo area.
“To protest is not to seize blocks and blocks of public and private property, threaten people with firearms, and then refuse to allow police and medical personnel to enter when someone is shot inside their commune,” Pavlich said. “I mean, it is also a kind of false commune, because they are asking for … resources like shoes, food and water that come from the same society that they say they are leaving.
“But they were not protesters from the beginning,” he added. “They illegally assumed blocks and blocks of property that are not their property and to which they have no right.”
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Durkan said Monday that the city will work with community leaders to clean up the CHOP area. He also said that police will soon return to the East Precinct building, which was largely abandoned after clashes with protesters earlier this month.
The dismantling of the CHOP followed the death of a 19-year-old man in a Saturday shooting in which another person was wounded.
On Sunday, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the arm at the edge of the CHOP area.
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“As for the mayor … she was supporting this movement from the beginning when President Trump said: ‘You need to unite it. This will turn out to be very dangerous for your city,'” Pavlich said. “She brought up a growl and said, ‘Well, why are you so afraid of democracy?’ Her job as mayor is to protect all of Seattle’s citizens, and instead she’s married this far-left Marxist narrative … so that’s something she’s going to be responsible for.
“But to say that this was just a protest is simply separate from reality,” Pavlich added.
Louis Casiano of Fox News contributed to this report.