After more than a week of nationwide protests against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death while in police custody, protestors took over Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct in the early morning hours of June 8 after police and National Guard soldiers were ordered to leave the area.
Tyr Symank is a member of the Washington National Guard unit that helped Seattle Police secure the East Precinct just hours before Mayor Jenny Durkan ordered police to remove barriers protecting the East Precinct to “defuse and de-escalate” the situation.
Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said she was angered by the decision, calling it “an insult to our community.” Protestors have since established what they have deemed the “Capitol Hill Occupation Protest,” or CHOP – a roughly six-block area where no police are being allowed in.
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Marty Skovlund, Jr.
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