Fire Breaks Out Near Seattle 'Autonomous Zone,' Protesters Reportedly Left with No Choice But To Phone City for Help


Over the past week, multiple blocks of the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Seattle have been occupied by anti-police protesters.

These vagabonds, social misfits and apparently otherwise unskilled people have declared the area as independent from the United States, and they are calling it the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone,” or CHAZ for short.

One of the first thing the founders of the CHAZ did was create their own borders — and they are enforcing them.

The budding independent region of leftists has its own armed guards — essentially a police force meant to keep people who are deemed undesirable out of the area.

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But the anti-American and ironically anti-law enforcement region has no fire department.

It must be hard going out on your own, because the self-appointed leaders of this autonomous area seemed unprepared to handle a curveball that was thrown at them this week.

A dumpster fire struck near the CHAZ border Wednesday night, and demonstrators were reportedly forced to take drastic measures: They apparently had to seek international aid by calling Seattle’s fire department.

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Townhall reporter Julio Rosas, who has been embedded in the area this week covering the protesters’ activities, documented the hilarity of the incident.

“Dumpster fire started just outside the boundary of the ‘Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone,’” Rosas reported.

Minutes later, Rosas posted an update about the fire.

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“Protesters called the fire department about the dumpster fire,” he tweeted.

The images show Seattle firefighters working to douse the flames.

While images of the demonstrators this week appear to show more than enough personnel in the area who could have helped to carry water and put out the small fire, the area’s occupiers apparently chose instead to call the system that they are protesting for perceived racial inequality — which sent firefighters to clean up after them.

That is a privilege not afforded to many new nations facing oppression from a parent country. The British, for instance, never sent any such aid to their American adversaries after the Battles of Lexington and Concord.

At least President Donald Trump has publicly recognized the start-up region’s presence:

Still, it might take some time for these rebels to figure out how to govern themselves, now that they’ve apparently obtained their independence.

The people of the CHAZ are working to build a food supply to begin feeding themselves in the form of a tomato garden planted in the neighborhood’s Cal Anderson Park.

It looks like it’s going well:

But without basic services, such as a fire department, it’s only a matter of time before the next dumpster fire strikes.

Then again, a dumpster fire is a great metaphor for what leftist, autonomous self-rule looks like.

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Johnathan Jones has worked as a reporter, an editor, and producer in radio, television and digital media.
Johnathan "Kipp" Jones has worked as an editor and producer in radio and television. He is a proud husband and father.