African American clergy with churches in Seattle have come out in support of Police Chief Carmen Best and put blame on Mayor Jenny Durkan in the aftermath of the east precinct being taken over by protesters.
Demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd, an unarmed African American man who died in police custody, took their frustration to a new level when they claimed a portion of the area of city of Seattle known as Capitol Hill.
The protesters declared it to be an “autonomous zone” where they no longer allow police to enter and have given a list of demands to surrender the ground.
President Donald Trump has taken aim at Washington Governor Jay Inslee as well as the mayor, advising that they take the situation in hand via force if necessary.
Clergy gathered at Goodwill Baptist Church in Seattle on Sunday offered their support for the police chief, who has made it known that abandoning the precinct wasn’t her choice.