Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has finally had enough.
Apparently, the protests were fine when they were inconveniencing other people and far away from her. But when the mob showed up at her house, that was the last straw.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Seattle mayor slams protesters for showing no ‘regard for’ her ‘safety’ as demonstrators circle her home
A group of protesters marched to the home of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on Sunday afternoon, upset that she pledged to dismantle the police-free “Capitol Hill Organized Protest” zone, known as CHOP.
Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant joined a group of dozens of demonstrators gathered at Durkan’s home who were holding signs, chanting, and demanding she leave the area alone or meet protesters’ demands.
Durkan said last week that police would soon return to Seattle’s East Precinct, which has been overrun by protesters who set up the CHOP zone, but gave no timetable.
Demonstrators have controlled the six-block area since June 8, saying they will not leave until the city meets a list of demands…
The mayor’s office issued this statement:
“Mayor Durkan and her family are in the state program to keep their address confidential because of the death threats mostly related to her work as Seattle’s U.S. Attorney under President Obama,” a statement from the mayor’s office issued Sunday read. “Instead of working to make true change, Councilmember Sawant continues to choose political stunts. Tonight she did so without regard for the safety of the Mayor and her family. The Mayor was not even home — she was working at City Hall. Seattle can and should peacefully demonstrate but should not put families and children at risk.”
The political climate in Seattle is about to get very interesting.
Jenny Durkan is asking city council to remove Kshama Sawant from office because of her roles in the protests against Durkan and her violent police force. The change in posture from the city and police department in the past few days has been noticeable. They're out for revenge. pic.twitter.com/VXiBP9dxjJ
— Spek (@spekulation) June 30, 2020
Kshama Sawant is a radical leftist on the city council.
The fact that Mayor Durkan is now calling for her removal is a pretty big deal.