Organizer of “CHOP” Says It’s Not About Peaceful Protest
Filmmaker Ami Horowitz went to the new Seattle Antifa hub of CHAZ/CHOP recently and shared footage of what he saw and his interactions with leaders of the movement, most notably its organizer, Jaiden Grayson.
Grayson told Horowitz, “Every day that I show up here, I’m not here to peacefully protest. I’m here to disrupt until my demands are met. You cannot rebuild until you break it all the way down.”
Grayson also said that they will not stop until their demands are met “by any means necessary.”
“It’s not a slogan. It’s not even a warning. I’m letting people know what comes next. If the Seattle Police Department turns in their badges, we’ll have made a move forward.
“The unraveling of that system is also what will fuel the black minds in the black bodies that will recreate a new world. I don’t understand why more journalists are not asking those questions. We run to black people the minute that they’re killed and we have been seeing them be killed for so long that the PTSD from that is unbelievable. You have people still b–ching about 9/11, unbelievable. One act of terror,” Grayson said.
According to Fox News, CHAZ/CHOP has a list of demands for the city, including abolishing the police, prisons, courts and criminal justice system “as we know it today.”
More can be seen in Horowitz’s video below: