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Horace Lorenzo Anderson, the father of a 19-year-old black teen shot and killed inside Seattle’s Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) is speaking out and demanding the city bring in the National Guard to help break up the increasingly violent protest, now in its third week.

Horace Lorenzo Anderson, Jr., was the first person killed in CHOP, more than a week ago, during an outbreak of gun violence inside of the “autonomous zone.”

Anderson’s father, Anderson, Sr., spoke late Monday, after another black teen, this time a 16-year old, was killed in the CHOP over the weekend, and a 14-year-old left wounded.

“I ain’t been sleeping. You see my eyes. I’ve been crying. I’m trying not to cry on TV,” Anderson said in the Monday press conference, according to KIRO Seattle.

“This doesn’t look like a protest to me no more,” said Anderson. “That just looks like they just took over and said we can take over whenever we want to.”

Since last week, at least two people have been killed and several others wounded in CHOP gun violence. And although Seattle’s mayor Jenny Durkan has pledged to bring an end to the demonstration, which is occupying six square blocks of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, including the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct, many believe Durkan is sympathetic to the plight of protesters and reticent to use force.

Anderson, to the contrary, says that if the city cannot break up the protest alone, officials should bring in the National Guard.

“They should deployed them here to say ‘Man, it’s time to go,’” Anderson said. ” ‘It’s time to move on. And break this up.’”

Seattle Chief Carmen Best, also present at the press conference, challenged the mayor to assist the police in moving the demonstration out.

“I’m not going to let the detractors and the naysayers and the agitators be the ones that are the voice here,” she said of the Capitol Hill situation as protesters jeered her from afar. “There are people who live here. There are multiple people who are being injured and hurt. And we need to do something about it. It is absolutely irresponsible for this discontent to continue.”

So far, though, KIRO reports, the mayor has done little but issue strongly worded pleas for protesters to vacate Capitol Hill and promising city social services to those who have nowhere else to go or are suffering from addiction or mental health issues.

A federal lawsuit, filed against the city of Seattle last week by long-term Capitol Hill residents and small business owners alleges that the city has deliberately allowed CHOP — and its inherent lawlessness — to flourish.

For their part, protesters say they have no plans to leave, even though CHOP’s leadership has called for a transition to “virtual activism.” On Friday, the city’s public works department tried to remove signs marking CHOP’s borders but were turned away by angry demonstrators who even staged a “die-in” to block construction equipment from moving concrete barriers.

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Stephen Russell July 2, 2020
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Well today CHOP is gone, for how long/?
M July 1, 2020
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Where is 'Scumbag' Sharpton, Oh that's right no press or money to be made from Black on Black crime. BLM should tell Mr Anderson to be proud that his son took 1 for the team.....
bobp July 1, 2020
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The experiment has failed : Time to reinstate slavery at once ! Then the Untermench will be forced to behave.
Joan Skrypnychuk July 1, 2020
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I believe it is time to close all protests , all rally's every crowd in streets until the virus is over. All of it. No more protesting. I believe the Trump rally's should be televised, so there is no more interference with them. Leave nothing for evil usage. No more BLM.
Marilyn Stern June 30, 2020
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Sorry dad but your son chose to be inside CHOP. He could have left. He chose his side and he's paid a high price. Maybe you should have gone in and pulled him out. Maybe some parents will now give some thought to what their children are doing.
Arnell Tabak June 30, 2020
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TAKE THE RED PILL!!! THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE DEMOCRATS WANT!! THEY WANT EVERYONE DOWN ON THE PLANTATION WORKING FOR THEM AND THEIR ELITIST LIFESTYLE!
Linda June 30, 2020
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It's sad to blame the police when the governors and mayors are telling them to stand down!!!! The ones to blame are the governors they are not doing what the people voted for them to do !!! IT IS TIME FOR THE PEOPLE TO TAKE BACK THEIR CITIES AND TO GET THESE GOVERNORS THAT ARE NOT DOING THEIR DUTY OUT !!!!ARE WE GOING TO WAIT UNTIL ALL THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE MURDERED ?????
Hobbygirl June 30, 2020
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The police take an oath to protect the people from foreign and domestic terrorism. If the Mayor and Governor allow this to happen to the good citizens of this country....it's time for them to go for deriliction of duty! Leadership is not who you took your oath for.......Police, Swat....do what you swore to do!!
Michigander June 30, 2020
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That black life didn't matter. So sad for that boy's family.
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