Seattle Reuters

Protesters in Seattle have set up a six-block area the 'Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone' after police and National Guard forces pulled out of the area.

The autonomous zone, called 'CHAZ,' was established near the now-empty Seattle Police East Precinct.

A sign at the entrance to the zone reads: "you are now leaving the USA."

Booths were set up in the autonomous zone to offer free food, water and basic medical supplies.

One person wrote of a food shortage in 'CHAZ.'

“The homeless people we invited took away all the food at the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone,” the protester tweeted. “We need more food to keep the area operational. please if possible bring vegan meat substitutes, fruits, oats, soy products, etc. – anything to help us eat.”

The inhabitants of 'CHAZ' demanded the defunding of the Seattle Police Department.