The father of a 19-year-old man who was one of two people shot and killed in Seattle’sCapitol Hill Organized Protest zonesaid the no-cop “autonomous” area must be shut down.
“This doesn’t look like a protest to me no more,” said Horace Lorenzo Anderson,Kiro7 reported. “That just looks like they just took over and said, ‘We can take over whenever we want to.'”
Anderson’s son, also named Horace Lorenzo Anderson, waskilled early June 20in the shooting that also injured a 33-year-old man.
The father’s comments came Monday — hours after theshooting death of a 16-year-old boyin the lawless zone.
Both teen victims were black, according to Kiro7.
Anderson said it’s also time to call back the National Guard.
“They should deployed them here to say, ‘Man, it’s time to go,'” he said. “‘It’s time to move on. And break this up.'”
Protesters who say they are calling for racial justice have taken over several blocks surrounding Seattle’s now-abandoned East Precinct for weeks now, dubbing the so-called leaderless area the CHOP.
“We need to defend ourselves,” a man named Colby told Kiro7. “We need to retaliate. We need to exercise our Second Amendment right.”