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Jenny Durkan

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Jenny Durkan: American politician
Jenny Anne Durkan is an American Democratic attorney and politician serving as mayor of Seattle. She is the daughter of Martin Durkan, who was once considered one of the most powerful politicians in the state. After earning her J.D. degree from University of Washington School of Law in 1985, Durkan began practicing law as a prosecutor; she had many prominent cases both on behalf of the government and for private parties. During this time she also worked for many nonprofits and advocacy groups, and was briefly Governor Mike Lowry's chief lawyer. In October 2009, President Barack Obama appointed her United States Attorney for the Western District of Washington. She held that position until September 2014.


Police Clear 'Lawless' Seattle Zone [Video]

Police Clear 'Lawless' Seattle Zone

Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) area was taken over by protesters after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Cops were kept out of the area. The mayor of Seattle, Jenny Durkan, said the area..

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Seattle to Reclaim Police-Free Autonomous Zone [Video]

Seattle to Reclaim Police-Free Autonomous Zone

Mayor Jenny Durkan told protestors at the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) that "it's time for people to go home".

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Seattle to dismantle protest zone after shootings [Video]

Seattle to dismantle protest zone after shootings

Demonstrators took over a six-block swath of the city, dubbed the Capitol Hill Organized Protest zone, in early June after cops withdrew from a precinct amid demonstrations against police brutality...

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Seattle Mayor Will Shut Down Cop Free Zone [Video]

Seattle Mayor Will Shut Down Cop Free Zone

On Monday, Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan said the police were to reestablish a presence in the area known as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. The CHAZ was set up in the wake of protests surrounding the..

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Seattle mayor defends effort to clear protest zone

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Seattle police disperse protesters in occupied CHOP area after mayoral order

Police disperse Seattle's Capitol Hill Occupied Protest zone (CHOP) and arrests have been made after an emergency order by Mayor Jenny Durkan. ย 
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Seattle police are clearing the CHOP zone and making arrests after mayor orders protesters to leave

Mayor Jenny Durkan has ordered Seattle protesters to vacate the CHOP zone in Capitol Hill. Police are making arrests and clearing the streets.
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Seattle mayor announces city will reclaim police-free CHOP autonomous zone taken over by demonstrators

After two shootings in activist enclave, Seattle's mayor Jenny Durkan announced police will return to the occupied zone in the heart of the city.
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'Go back to your bunker': Seattle mayor, Washington governor fire back at Trump threat to handle protests

President Donald Trump called on Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan to "take back" the city from protesters.
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โ€˜Take Back Your Cityโ€™ From Protesters, Trump Tells Seattle Mayor

The president tweeted that Mayor Jenny Durkan and Gov. Jay Inslee were being taunted by protesters. Some demonstrators have used barricades to occupy several city blocks.
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