On the 27th of August, the go-go and noise protests against Trump's GOP nomination acceptance speech were audible from the White House south lawn, site of his speech and about 1,000 RNC delegates and spectators. All had to hear the sound of the protests, cops were not successful in what appeared to be an attempt to intimidate protesters into backing up the sound truck.

Video-the go-go and noise protests that were audible from the White House south lawn 2 min 51 sec

Video-scenes from the rally and initial very large march 1 min

On the 28th of August, National Action Network held a massive "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" march in DC. Huge crowds streamed into the Lincoln Memorial area starting early morning, and marchers circulated all over DC afterwards well into the night. At one point well after the main march, all DC bridges over the Potomac were reportedly blocked at once.

On the 27th of August, a Portland-style unmarked SUV full of what turned out to be ATF agents was spotted on 15th st as protesters hammerd Trump's RNC nomination acceptance speech. On that same day in Kenosha, WI, cops from a similar unmarked SUV arrested the Riot Kitchen, which served food to protesters.

This unmarked SUV was spotted within perhaps 100 yards of the mercenaries who also were seen on the streets.

On the 27th of August, Donald Trump gave his speech accepting the GOP's nomination for the 2020 GOP Presidential slot to about 1,000 people in the White House compound. Outside, many more protesters disrupted the speech with loud go-go music and noisemakers reported to be audible from the White House south lawn, site of Trump's speech. Later, several GOP convention delegates were pursued by protesters on their way out.

On the 26th of August, the DC Bike Party took to the streets to open the coming weekend of protests against Trump's GOP nomination acceptance speech.

Video originally posted by Wyatt Reed to Twitter of bike party circling Freedom Plaza 1 min 41 sec

On the 24th of August, hundreds marched from Columbia Heights to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake by police in Kenosha, WI. At one point protesters chanted "Seven times" referring to the 7 times the pigs shot Jacob Blake.

Video-"take it to the streets and fuck the police! 40 sec

Video:huge go-go protest marches on Dejoy's house, stays into the night 2 min

On the 23ed of August, protesters returned to the home of Trump's mail-sabotaging Postmaster-General Louis Dejoy. Dejoy has been slowing down mail service as part of Trump's scheme to steal the 2020 election by ensuring mailed ballots are not counted while telling less COVID-concerned GOP voter to vote in person.

Video of the spitting incident and police response 1 min 5 sec

On the 22nd of August, a man reported to have worn a Trump hat (but not wearing it as he spit) spit on a Black woman after initiating a conflict with protesters holding a "mic-check" at the restaurant he was eating at. It the COVID pandemic, this is assault with a deadly weapon.

On the 16th of August, a "Reclaim DC" protest was scheduled for BLM Plaza/H st. On that day, protesters added paintwork to the murel of signs at the US Chamber of Commerce, painted H st-and hung a mock Klansman in effigy. Cops set up a police line blocking most of H st and glowered at protesters.

Video-paint and mock hanging of Klansman, police line closes much of H st 49 sec

On Saturday, the 15th of August, the usual pair of BLM marchews from Malcolm X Park and Dupont circle took to the streets in spite of rain and the kettle just two days earlier. Very large numbers of cops shadowed the marches and tension grew between these pigs and the They/Them march out of Dupont. Of course, all those cops were effectively taken off the street for the rest of the city.

Video originally uploaded by Stephanie Ramirez to Twitter of noisy protest at Postmaster-General's house 20 sec

On the 15th of August, US Postmaster-General Louis Dejoy got an early Saturday morning wakeup call, in the form of protesters outside his Kalorama house. They were there because Dejoy is Trump's point man for sabotaging the post office to delay mailed ballots.

Kate Cantrell's video of one of the rough arrests 44 sec

On the 13th of August, the Metropolitan Police Department once again kettled protesters in the IMF/Pershing Park/J20 manner. In addition to the usual pepper spraying, cops surrounded protesters on 18th st, and arrested protesters, journalists, and bystanders alike. There are reports of felony rioting charges (even against journalists, same as J20)-and that one protesters had a stroke and was removed by ambulance.

On the 11th of August, just one day after the Secret Service shot a Black man at 17th and Penn near the White House, Muriel Bowser had contractors pave over just the part of Black Lives Matter Plaza showing BLM's "Defund the Police" addition to her Black Lives Matter street mural.

Video-Tenant activsts deter illegal eviction simply by their presence 48 sec

On the 10th of August, DC area Tenant organzers defeated their second illegal eviction attempt in PG County just over the DC line in less than two weeks. Again the landlord told tenants he was going to throw their belongings into the street and change the locks with no court order. Again activists showed up en masse, and again the landlord scuttled away in defeat.

Video-A speaker's firsthand report from Portland, and Luke on reports of the tear gas spreading covid 2 min 40 sec

Department of Homeland Security acting secretary Chad Wolf is responsibe for everything from Customs and Border Patrol BORTAC teams gassing medics in Portland to ICE and CBP sending children to concentration camps to die of COVID-19. On the 9th of August, protesters showed up at his house for the second time in just over two weeks.

Video of Key Bridge and Georgetown WakeUp actions 1 min 19 sec

The 8th of August featured a new set of targets by Black Lives Matter protesters. The daytime march from Malcolm X Park took over Key Bridge before marching into Georgetown, and the night-time "Fuck the Police" march from Dupont Circle included a noisy, late-night "WAKE UP!" march through some of the richest residential neighborhoods in Georgetown.

Video-"fire, fire,gentrifier" as marchers confront the wealthy

Video of August 1 confrontation between DC "Fuck the Police" direct action march and rich, unmasked diners at an upscale restaurant on U st. Note that the restaurant has a Black Lives Matter sign, but that seems to be for show. This confrontation started when protesters did a "while you are dining, Black people are dying" mic-check, and diners started arguing with protesters.

Video-marchers block I-395 1 min 4 sec

On the first of August, at least three different marches took to the streets of DC. The first was DemandDC's big march originating at the African-American history museum on the Mall. Then came the "Take back our streets" march from Malcolm X Park that blocked I-395, and finally the weekly "Fuck the Police" march wound through the streets, stopping at upscale sidewalk cafes to demand that rich white diners oppose police brutality.

Video: defending the house, and reading the laws the landlord is violating 4 min 38 sec

On the last day of July, landlord Bob Miley showed up in Chillum, MD with the intent of illegally evicting tenants of a house he "owns." He saw from the end of the block that the area was packed with protesters and beat a hasty retreat. With no court order he could not get police help for his failed attempt to change the locks.

Video-the bike riders come through BLM Plaza 47 sec

On the 29th of July, Black Lives Matter activists held a "protest and paint" sign painting on BLM Plaza to prepare for Saturday's big push. Back on July 16, cops harassed a similar sign painting session, this time MPD had the good sense to stay away. About an hour and a half into this, activists on bikes rode through the Plaza as part of an evening ride.

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