Anti-migrant hate rally in Rockville draws huge counterprotest

On the 13th of September, an anti-migrant hate rally (some participants in MAGA hats) in front of the Montgomery County Council's offices drew a much larger counterprotest. The hate rally was demanding Montgomery County hold jail inmates for ICE detainers, which is not the current practice. The hypocrisy of the far-right was on full display, as they defied police orders to stay off the steps of the building.

HD Video: Big counterprotest opposes Rockville anti-migrant hate rally 2 min 36 sec

The reality of the far-right's campaign in Montgomery County

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Early in the Bike Party, while still in NW

On Sep 11, 2019 the DC Bike Party's "back to school ride" rode from Dupont Circle to Busboys and Poets in Anacostia.

HD Video-the DC Bike Party in Anacostia 2 min 33 sec

HD Video-mock flames and matchbooks lead the march 2 min 29 seconds

On the 5th of September, protesters gathered at the White House, then marched on the Consulate of Brazil. The march carried mock matchbooks depicting Trump, Bolsonaro, and major agrobusinesses, condemning their role in the ongoing arson of the Amazon rainforest.

There is ongoing discussion in California about showing up in Washington, D.C.

Kremlin Annex protesters on Aug 29

The "Kremlin Annex" protests began in July 2018 after the Trump/Putin Helsink summit where Trump stood alongside Putin to deny Russian interference in the 2016 election. Over a year later, these protests continue, now on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. They've had to move a bit because of the "White House Fence Replacement" project, new fortifications going up to protect Trump from an increasingly angry public.

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.