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train wrote

How? The CHAZ was a failure and was deradicalized so quickly. Instead of looking to create a sustainable autonomous space, a large body of protestors tried to make the CHAZ appeal to liberals. They renamed it CHOP so that it would sound less scary. But when media continued to portray the protest in a negative light many just abandoned the project. Thus the CHOP failed to sustain a community and became vulnerable to people with ill intent. The violence that followed became the excuse to eliminate the project entirely.

It's basically a classic example of what happens when you capitulate to the right.