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Sun Jun 14, 2020, 08:00 PM Jun 2020

Protested at Capitol Hill Organized Protest today

Arrived around noon and the crowds grew for the next three hours that I was there. The name CHAZ had apparently been very organic and also hijacked in the last week or so. So CHOP (Capitol Hill Organized Protest) is being backed by many who have become organic or natural leaders.

People are pretty much living there if they are helping to organize or they live very close by - which many do.

By organize, I mean administer the basics like keep barricades up and trash down, etc.

I stepped outside of the zone to smoke. The persons there manning the gates asked me to where a mask. I showed them my mask in hand with my sign. They were super cool when I told him just steppin out to smoke. They don’t harass ya. Just try to inform or welcome.

The BLACK LIVES MATTER mural was cool. I actually got a great keepsake on the way out this afternoon. It is a postcard of the street mural from above. Super cool but it does have the CHAZ acronym not CHOP.

People were doing yoga in the park. Distanced. Dancing in one area. The main area at the precinct was the speaker zone. Today peoples of different Native American tribes of the PNW spoke and played drums. Justice for Jackie was also part of the day today. I heard Jackie’s mother speak.

My sign was two sided:

All Mothers Were Summoned



People sparked conversations about my sign and also told me I mattered.

In honor of flag day I wore my red, white and blue TruckFump hoodie. 😁

Was a good day and wish I had a bucket to put some pics in and post here.

Black Lives Matter

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Protested at Capitol Hill Organized Protest today (Original Post) Wawannabe Jun 2020 OP
Great Report! Turbineguy Jun 2020 #1
Thanks! Wawannabe Jun 2020 #2
❤️ onecaliberal Jun 2020 #3
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