Mass arrest of anticapitalist march after police fire tear gas

With trump supporters being turned away en masse from the Mall by checkpoing blockades, the police have turned violent. Hundreds of marchers in the Antifascist/Anticapitalist Bloc were kettled, then unlawfully mass arrested after police firing tear gas for the first time in decades only temporarily dispersed the protesters. This was the first such mass arrest in 14 years. People are showing up "covered in pepper spray" at Disrupt J20's rear area safe spaces. Reports of journalists being targetted. One ONE report of a broken window. Meanwhile down at the checkpoints, blockades are STILL holding out after 3 hours.

Video-police fire pepper spray or gas, flashbangs at anticapitalist bloc

Disrupt J20 photo of police kettle against anticapitalist/antifascist bloc

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Update 11AM:anticapitalist bloc kettled but blockades holding, Mall nearly empty. Chants of "you want a wall you'ge got one!" as Trump supporters (MAGA'ts) turned away.

On the 20th of January, protesters managed to get out in the streets and blockade Inaugural checkpoints in spite of a blizzard of harassment from Trump's paid unofficial brownshirts. Police as well were unable to pre-empt lockdowns that shut down multiple Inaugural checkpoints. They had to physically pry SURJ off the fence at one point. At 10:10 AM 6 out of 12 checkpoints were completely blocked, with passage through the rest slowed to a trickle. In 2009 terms this is "purple tickets for everyone.

Let's be clear, DC does not welcome the Trump regime.  So, as you are maneuvering your way through the city this weekend, keep in mind  conservative think tanks, lobbying firms and companies receiving millions in disbursements from the Trump campaign are here too.  For the anti-fascists from out of town, welcome to DC.  Here's a little list to help you understand where some places are: Downtown and Dupont Circle and GeorgetownEthics and Public Policy Center: 1730 M St NW Suite 910Capital Research Center: 1513 16th St NWHudson Institute: 1201 Pennsy

Special Warning: Do not fill out "surveys" at the Women's March asking who you are or wear you are from.