This is a video of my first visit to CHOP (Capitol Hill Occupation Protest) on Thursday, June 11, 2020. As you will be able to tell, I was extremely moved. I wanted to make a visit to support their community garden, plus my heart was hurting from reading so many hateful tweets on Twitter and comments on Fox News stories that I knew were not true from watching the live streams, so I had to go in order to help document the reality, which is peaceful, inclusive, compassionate, and a bold, historical move. Watch it and see for yourself. Note: You will not see the most substantive conversations that were happening in multiple places around the Zone. I deliberately did not film those out of respect for their privacy. My primary intention was to counter the “terrorists have taken Seattle” propaganda that Fox News and other conservative media outlets have been spewing and amplifying.
The next day, Friday, June 12, 2020, I