Video: Camera Pan clip of the vigil by Shut Down DC 2 sec clip

On the 18th of January, police assaulting the Atlanta Forest Defense/Stop Cop City treesits shot and killed forest defender "Tortuguita" or "Tort." He was murdered after a cop was shot by another cop in a blue-on-blue "friendly fire" incident. Since then vigils have been held across Turtle Island. One of them drew an estimated 50-75 people to Malcolm X Park here in DC on Jan 24.

Video-Our rights DC counterprotests PAAU at Supreme Court 25 sec

On Jan 20, so-called "Progressive Anti Abortion Uprising"(a literally fetus-stealing religious group) and their allies showed up at the Supreme Court during the so-called "March 4 Life." Present also at SCOTUS were several antichoice Gay men, helping to pave the way for their own fate if the GOP decides to round up the entire LGBTQ community. A bullhorn in siren mode helped drown out PAAU's lies.

Video from clips by Our rights DC 1 min

On the 20th of January, hard core anti-abortion/forced birth activists led by defrocked priest held Frank Pavone the "National Prayer Service " before marching on the Capitol and Supreme Court. As the service got underway, abortion rights and transgender rights activists shouted it down, one after another.

On the 8th of January, protesters assembled at the DC home of Jeff Bezos (one of many of his homes) for a candlelight vigil to remember Poushawn Brown. At the start of the covid pandemic, she was ordered to test other workers at Amazon with zero protective equipment and died as a result of this shameful refusal to provide any kind of protection. Amazon has refused to pay her family a penny even though this assignment was illegal.

Over the course of 2022, US politics steadily destabilized. The year began pretty much normally but tension was evident and soon began to escalate. Gender issues above all others have predominated as Christian Nationalists and Fascists seek to impose their will.

Video-2022 in review by Iron Snowflake 18 min 48 sec

On the 18th of December, Supreme Court "Justices" Roberts and Kavanaugh got yet another round of protests at their homes. While an unusual number of cops were sitting at the initial assembly point, they took no action against the protesters.

Video from raw clips by Our rights DC 1 min 30 sec

In mid-December 2016, "wanted" posters depicting notorious killer cop Jason Bagshaw appeared on lamp posts around town.

On the 5th of December, Christian fundamentalists again faced off with women's rights and LGBTQ activists in front of the Supreme Court. This time the case in question is a lawsuit brought challenging antidiscrimination laws protecting LGBTQ folks and by extension people of color and almost any other disfavored group. Fundamentalist Christian bakers and artists rallied outside while progressives counterprotested them. The case is 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis

Video of outside action by John Zangas 49 sec

On Dec 1, a banquet for the so-called "Capitol Hill Crisis Pregnancy Center" was held at a Marriot in Crystal City. Protesters showed up outside chanting and banging drums. In addition, a projector was used to show messages on the side of the building. On top of all else, three protesters got inside and shouted down the proceedings. One person screamed "Jane Says Revenge, motherfuckers! Blood on your hands!

ROCKVILLE, MD (November 30th, 2022) On Monday, Declare Emergency supporter Will Regan was sentenced by Montgomery County Judge Sherri Koch to 60 days in jail, for stopping traffic on the DC Beltway on October 10th. Judge Koch overruled the prosecution’s request for 4 days jail time, and handed down the maximum penalty.

Judge Koch also refused to give Regan credit for 45 days under GPS monitoring with a 7pm-7am curfew, which was imposed for Regan’s release following his October 10th arrest.

Video-passing drivers honk against FOX News's hate 18 seconds

On the 29th of November, protesters showed up outside FOX News, opposing the hate they have been spewing. Passing drivers were asked to honk to show their support and many did. After the terrorist attack on Club Q and other recent events, renewed attention is being payed to the recruiters feeding the ranks of hate and religious extremism. One of these is FOX.

Video clip by Our Rights DC 7 seconds

On the 22nd of November, protesters again showed up at the home of Mitch McConnell. This time they were there to demand accountability for GOP promotion of anti-LGBTQ hate in the wake of the armed attack on Club Q in Colorado Springs. Protest chants included "DC Don't like Fascists," "2,4,6,8 fascist hate won't make us straight 5,6,7,8 end the anti-trans hate" and many more.

Video: Speaking out on regime horrors(from raw clips by Our Rights DC) 3min 2 sec

On the 19th of November, members of the Iranian disapora and their supporters once again marched in DC demanding the end of the theocratic regime in Iran. After the kickoff rally protesters marched on the Washington Monument and the White House.

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The 16th of November was just one night after Trump's formal announcement that he is running for the White House again. On that night, protesters again returned to the home of "Justice" Amy Coney Barrett, Trump appointee to the court. She also formerly held the title of "handmaid" in the Christian extremist group People of Praise.

Virginia Governor Youngkin just proposed new history standards for all Virginia students. He released them over the weekend and the first hearings are this Thursday, to try to force them through quickly. He proposes to teach Virginia children a lot of falsehoods about Natives and very little mention of Asian, Latinos, or Pacific Islanders. His new standards include genocide denial and that Natives are "immigrants." The new standards teach:

Video by Our Rights DC: Marchers at the Lincoln Memorial 49 sec

On the 13th of November, the final leg of the Leonard Peltier walk to justice, with stops at the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument before finishing the over 1,100 mile walk at the US Capitol. Marchers demanded that Leonard Peltier be released unconditionally from the US prison system, where he has been held hostage for 47 years for a "crime" he did not commit, for supposedly shooting two FBI agents with rounds ballistics proved his weapon could not have fired. Leonard is a political prisoner.

Video-Park Police attack counterprotesters, breaking promise to leave them alone if they moved back 1 min 11 sec

On the 7th of November, infamous anti-trans activist Kellie-Jay Keen showed up in DC as part of her nationwide tour. Things got UGLY in DC. Park Police first demanded pro-trans activists move to a nearby spot, then attacked them and arrested one of them anyway for unknown reasons.

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