Mock statue of liberty set up at US Citizenship and Immigration "Service"

On the 14th of August, opponents of Trump's racist pogrom against migrants set up a mock Statue of Liberty outside the Mass Ave offices of the US Citizenship and Immigration "Service." The statue bore an inscription welcoming migrants in many languages at the base. Security removed the statue after USCIS acting director Ken Cuccinelli took a selfie with it, carefully cropping out the inscription at the base welcoming migrants

Video originally published by CommonDreams.org of security removing statue after Cuccinelli's cropped selfie

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Leaving Dupont Circle with the DC Bike Party

On the 14th of August, the DC Bike Party again took to the streets with hundreds of participants. DC Bike Parties ride on the second Wed of every month from April to December

Video-start of the August DC Bike Party 1 min 16 sec

For decades Malcolm X Park has been a popular cruising area for Gay men, mostly men of color. Since August 2018, US Park Police have been entrapping and arresting Gay men there, using 1950's style tactics including directly propositioning their targets. This and police raids on Gay bars were the factors that led to the Stonewall Riot, a three day uprising in which NYC's police were soundly defeated. It has the potential to lead at any time to violent confrontations beyond what police expect, as they found to their sorrow on June 28, 1969.

On August 10, 2019, protesters gathered in front of the White House to protest Trump's executive order declaring a total economic embargo of Venezuela.YouTube Link

HD Video including the callout over the Proud Boys chair getting a post in Trump's 2020 campaign 1 min 59 sec

On the 8th of August, Kremlin Annex protesters called out Donald Trump not only for his general promotion of hatred and violence but specifically for his elevation of Proud Boys chairman Enrique Tarrio. The Proud Boys are an avowedly Fascist group known for extreme violence such as group beatings, rather like the original Nazi Stormtroopers.

Back on July 26, a Texas tourist showed up at the Open City cafe at Washington National Cathedral with a pro-Trump "Keep America Great" pin. A server objected to this racist message, the tourist demanded a refund and got it. Afterwards the server was fired for expressing their free speech over this racist pin. Not satisfied with the firing, Trump supporters have been threatening to burn the cafe to the ground.

Security objects to distributing fliers "too close" to the National Press Club's building

Ford Fischer's video originally posted to Twitter of Charlottesville survivors interrrupting former Va Governor Terry McAuliffe 1 min 33 sec

On the 6th of August, former VA Governor Terry McAuliffe's "Beyond Charlottesville" book tour returned to DC. The big question going in was just how much he would stink up the National Press Club by evading survivor's questions.