Ashevil Autonomous Region
With such an interest in the Capitol Hill Autonomous Area in Seattle, other attempts have been made in the United States. But these experiments are short-lived. The most recent was Friday night in Asheville, North Carolina.
The attempt to create an autonomous area in Seattle was a short-term attempt.
On Friday night, a group of people tried to create a self-governing zone in Asheville, North Carolina.
A Reddit man shared the news with a photo and wrote that an attempt had been made on Lexington Street.
Here on Livingston Street they are trying to create a separate area. I’m here with a team of doctors and we meet just across the border in Asheville.
An hour later, someone noticed that the movement had already started. The comments show that the test lasted several hours at most.
A man wrote: The last time I looked, there were still people dying, but they were all gone.
Another man wrote only a few hours after the story was published: Ten minutes ago it was all police, they were tearing down fences, no arrests.
Renovation of the #Acheville Autonomous Zone. Every cop in Asheville showed up Friday night and proved they had nothing to do. Destroy the barricades. From 23.00 there are still <100 demonstrators. We need more people and more support. Many will return. This is just the beginning. ✊
– Birdie Gregson (@BirdieGregson) 13. June 2020.
Birdie Gregson tweeted about the attempt, she tweeted first: Creation of an autonomous zone in Asheville, North Carolina. We need people now! Let us know if you can’t be here. Deliveries are also required. Lexington is the street right under 240. Look for police flashing lights.
A few hours later, he updated himself: Renovation in the autonomous region of Asheville. Every cop in Asheville showed up Friday night and proved they had nothing to do. Destroy the barricades. From 23.00 there are still <100 demonstrators. We need more people and more support. Many will return. This is just the beginning.
The video the joint venture shot on the ground floor shows the police filming the barricade.
VideoThe Asheville Autonomous Region video is short, but demonstrators can try again2020-06-13T03:01:08-04:00
So the Asheville trial may not be over yet, but it’s not clear.
Demonstrators from other cities also talked about establishing their own autonomous zone.
This is not the first attempt to create an autonomous zone since the CHAZ (Autonomous Capitol Hill Zone) in Seattle, Washington. Portland, Oregon, also tried the day after ChAZ was founded. It didn’t attract much attention, but there were a few tweets as it happened.
#portland protest day 13: the beginning… autonomous zone # pic.twitter.com/MN6aNk8yf5
– Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) 11. June 2020.
The fence went through the salmon and the 3. Intersection pic.twitter.com/M9LKcKKQ4Lg.
– Blair Stenwick ️ (@BlairStenvick) 11. June 2020.
RT reported that the construction of barbed wire fences in the city was arbitrary. They had several confrontations with the police and then the demonstrators left.
The fence, which for a short period of time resembled the beginning of the autonomous area, is currently being removed. It has a shorter lifespan than the town hall wall. Picture.twitter.com/OjILjPB0CT
– Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) 11. June 2020.
Yet there are still many protests in Portland.
#port country protest day 15 pic.twitter.com/oL2nUpC2YG
– Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) 13. June 2020.
There was also a trial in Nashville on Friday night. The Capitol Free Rally started at 17.00 at the Legislative Assembly Square.
Free Capitol Hill
You can watch the video of the event below. At the end of the video they put up a tent.
Bill Lee said he would not allow the creation of a self-governed zone in Nashville, as was the case in Seattle, Fox reports 17. In his full statement, Lee said
We encourage Tennessees to exercise their First Amendment rights and we have seen many examples of peaceful protests throughout our state in recent weeks. While the protests continue, we will continue to defend the right of the people of Tennessee to peaceful assembly, while convincing citizens that lawlessness, autonomous zones and violence are unacceptable. In addition, the Tennessee state law expressly prohibits camping in any state that has not been specifically designated as a campsite, and that law will be enforced.
That night they renamed Ida B Square. Wells:
It’s IND B. Wells Plaza now!
Direct from the Nashville Metropolitan Hill Thaw. pic.twitter.com/fzVHCGssn1
– Three arrows (@CrashRimbaud) 13. June 2020.
One of the first events on Twitter and Facebook seems to be The Tennessee Holler. They said on Facebook that they were not organizing the event, but it was sent to them by well-known activists.
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