Armed far-left ANTIFA extremists seize Olympia, WA hotel, staff locked in laundry room for six hours - where is Joe Biden?? Yea ANTIFA is just "an Idea"!
The corridor from Bellingham, WA to Eugene, WA remains plagued by near daily rioting by Antifa and other far-left militant groups. Recently, Antifa and their allies staged a multi-day occupation of a motel in Fife, WA. They demanded that the city turn the motel into public housing. Shortly after that a protest encampment outside the Bellingham, WA city hall turned into a violent riot. Antifa insurrectionists broke into the hall city, forcing the mayor and staff to be evacuated. The rioters were demanding that the city pay for free hotel rooms for homeless people.
Meanwhile, there are large numbers of homeless shelters in this region who have ample room. This region of the country has more resources to provide for the homeless than most. Antifa and other far-left activists oppose having homeless people transported to shelters, instead demanding that hotels in the area be converted to free housing.
Radical leftists booked 17 rooms at the Red Lion in Olympia on Saturday, January 30th. Around noon on Sunday, they mobbed the front counter and assaulted a hotel employee. They announced they were seizing control of the hotel, until the city met a list of demands. The hotel staff fled and locked themselves in a basement laundry room. Hotel staff and guests remained trapped for six hours while they waited for police. The thugs were armed with metal batons, hatchets, and knives.
Olympia police initially responded to the scene, conducted recon, and then allegedly left the area. After about six hours, Olympia police arrived in large numbers and began evacuating trapped hotel staff members and guests. Police used flash bang grenades against the rioters. The city of Olympia is offering free transportation to local homeless shelters for the alleged homeless people who were brought to the hotel.
About forty-five people were involved in the violent take-over of the hotel on Sunday. Dozens more stood across the street to scream profanity at police and journalists. While police were trying to end the violence, the “Oly Housing Now” Twitter account urged more people to come to the Red Lion and participate in rioting. Twitter has taken no account against their account for promoting violence. Local tv stations, KOMO and NBC King 5, treated the violent rioters with absolute kid gloves, calling them “homeless activists.”
Between three and twelve people were arrested, depending on what source you use. The statement from police just says “several” were arrested. Multiple people were treated by paramedics at the scene. The militants had apparently transported an unknown number of homeless people to the hotel on Saturday. They have been offered free transportation to shelters.
CLICK HERE TO READ REMAINDER OF ARTICLE AND SEE VIDEOS