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Top Seattle news: Workers accuse Trader Joe's of retaliation for protests; CHAZ becomes CHOP; more

Top Seattle news: Workers accuse Trader Joe's of retaliation for protests; CHAZ becomes CHOP; more
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By Hoodline - Published on June 16, 2020.

Here's what you need to know about what's happening in Seattle.

Capitol Hill Trader Joe’s employees accuse store of retaliating against protest participation

On Friday, the Trader Joe’s on Capitol Hill closed unexpectedly, not long after dozens of its workers announced they would participate in the Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County march and general strike that day.

Read the full story on Eater Seattle.

How CHAZ became CHOP: Seattle's police-free zone explained

Known as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) at first, several protesters in the area made a push for the name to better reflect its purpose and renamed the roughly six-block area. CHOP, the new acronym, now stands for the Capitol Hill Organized (or Occupied) Protest.

Read the full story on Houston Chronicle.

Seattle business owner says police never responded to a burglary at his shop in the CHOP

The owner of a business on the cusp of Seattle's so-called “Capitol Hill Organized Protest” zone — or "CHOP" — said he called 911 to report a burglary in progress, but no one showed up.

Read the full story on KING5.


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