At 12:01AM on Friday, Mayor 29, Mayor Bowser lifted DC's stay-at-home order, removing the power of police to openly arrest people in disfavored neighborhoods for just for being away from their homes. For those in neighborhoods where police have not used the stay-at-home for harassment, the main change is "back to work" orders for those working in a long line of businesses not deemed "essential" by government.

It's official: many DC residents get their "back to work order" on Friday, May 29. Restaurants will be permitted to serve patrons outdoors. ROC-DC is raising concerns that owners will demand that "front-of-house" workers remove protective face masks for appearance reasons. In other words, a restaurant dinner with a side order of COVID-19 might be deemed an acceptable price of looking normal and higher profits.

Video of Park Police in Franklin Sq homeless camp 56 sec

On the 26th of May, several police cars and cops entered the homeless camp at Franklin Square, apparently for the second day in a row. This time around it was US Park Police, there is a report on Twitter showing MPD and National Guard at the same location the previous day. So far not an all-out eviction, exact nature of activity unclear.

Video of the march and motorcade 2 min 16 sec

On the 25th of May, Code Pink held a mixed march/motorcade from the White House to the Embassy of Cuba demanding the redirection of war funding to healthcare, and an end to the harassment of nations accepting Cuba's doctors. The Pentagon's weapons are simply not effective in a "war" against a virus, while Cuba's physicians are.

On the 20th of May, protesters against Trump's absolutely non-scientific responses to and statements about COVID-19 staged a mock funeral in Lafayette Sq complete with a delivery of bodybags. The protest began with a funeral procession of nearly 200 cars, many with signs such as "how many graves can one President dig."

Video-funeral procession delivers bodybags to White House 1 min

Video: ReopenDC Advisary Group is literally BULLSHIT 35 sec

Capitol Hill Corner reports Mayor Bowser's "ReopenDC Advisary Group" "reads like a roll call of political insiders." Included are former gentrifying mayors Williams (AKA Tony the Rat), Fenty(The slippery eel), Susan Rice, and even GW Bush regime war criminal Michael Chertoff.

About a decade ago Andriana's Furs closed in the Friendship Heights "Furrier's Row." Now the Washington Post is reporting that the infamous fur-selling department store chain Neiman-Marcus AKA Neiman-Carcass has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will close "some stores" due to pandeic-induced losses. Hopefully this will include their Mazza Gallery location on furrier's row.

Video-Saying "F you" to Hogan's stay at home from the mountains 1 min 40 sec

As of May 2, WUSA and other media outlets report that 35 people have been arrested in MD for defying Governor Hogan's stay-at-home order. In response, a MD anarchist shot a "fuck you" video for the Governor-from the Rocky Mountains, about 2,000 miles farther than Hogan wanted anyone in MD travelling. When police states become unmanagable, people have retreated into the mountains for centuries.

Early afternoon on Mayday, May 1 2020, car and bike caravans began lining up for another day of caravan protests.One of the motorcades began the day by essentially driving laps around the White House.while bicyclists rode by HHS chanting "Do Your Job!" Videographer Jane Recker reports at least 40 cars in the motorcade.

Iron Snowflake in Exile Mayday roundup video 1 min 36 sec

On the 29th of April, ShutdownDC activists showed up in front of Jeff Bezo's new DC mansion. Once there, they painted a murel demanding that Amazon protect their workers from COVID-19, now known to be spreading in Amazon "fulfillment centers" as online shopping soars.

Video of murel painting at the home of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos 16 sec

The murel painting was combined with online actions against Amazon, whose profits depend on uninterrrupted and undistracted use of the Internet .

DC Hub, the DC Tenant's Union, and Sunrise are demanding that Mayor Bowser and the DC Council cancel all rent payments citywide for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sunrise started things off with banners on Freedom Plaza across from the Wilson Building. This was followed by a phone jam against the City Council and the Mayor.

On the 27th of April, two motorcades and a bike caravan crosscrossed the city visiting locations where essential workers are placing themselves at risk for the public before converging in SE DC. During the closing rally in SE, cops demanded protesters leave-and some of the cops removed their own personal protective equipment to do so.

Video featuring the bike caravan, including police incident at end 1 min 58 sec

On the morning of April 27, a "CASAforall People's Motorcade" drove around areas including the US Capitol to demand extension of DACA for the duration of the pandemic and an end to ICE detention.

CASA video of motorcade passing the US Supreme Court 43 sec

On Sat, the 25th of April, a CancelTheRent motorcade protest paid a visit tp Mayor Bowser-at her house. This was but the first of many stops in DC, one of over 40 cities hosting CancelTheRent events.

In addition to rent cancellation, protesters demanded an end to now-lethal mass incarceration. One "correction facility" in the U$ now has 80% testing positive for COVID-19.

PLS's video of motorcade approaching Mayor Bowser's house1 min 21 sec

On the 23ed of April-and again a day or two later, protesters showed up at Trump Hotel and laid down mock bodybags symbolizing those killed by Trump's "response" to the pandemic. This is especially appropriate after Trump's remarks about drinking or injecting bleach etc.

Video: Protesters lay bodybags, drive Tax Chicken past Trump Hotel 53 sec

Extinction Rebellion DC Spokesperson Sophia Kianni reports: "On Wednesday, XRDC sent out teams of guerrilla gardeners to plant herbs, fruit trees and vegetables in abandoned lots around the city and wider DMV. The rebels targeted a dozen locations, including Columbia Heights, Bloomingdale, Silver Spring, Capitol Hill and Brookland."

This is but the first of a series of climate actions taking place from Earth Day through May Day in DC.

Video cropped from National Nurses United Twitter video(vertical) 2 min 20 sec

On the 21st of April, National Nurses United read out the names of nurses who have died in the fight against the zoonotic COVID-19 coronavirus. They were protesting being literally sent into battle with little or no armor, and demanding that Trump ensure that US industry produced enough masks and protective gear for them.

On the 21st of April, MOCO Students on Climate backed by Extinction Rebellion protested in Rockville against a digital meeting of the Board of Education after the scool board ignored 700 signatures on a petition demanding action on climate change. A convoy of 20 honking cars circled the building the digital meeting originated from, and school security had to intervene to stop the horns due to an audio conection inside the building being used by some part of the meeting.

Video of car caravan originally published by SURJ-DC 21 sec

On Emancipation Day, the 16th of April, the second Decarcerate DC car caravan protest took to the streets. This time they started at Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital and drove to the DC Jail. Again demands were the release of all prisoners in St E's, the DC jail, and all halfway houses to avoid a coronavirus death sentence.

Video-A16 20 years later,now virus beseiges IMF 2 min 4 sec

Twenty years ago on the day this was written, the IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings were beseiged and shut down by betweenb 20,000 and 30,000 direct action protesters. Now the Spring Meetings have been driven to online venues by a different kind of siege: the coronavirus. Reports that the IMF and World Bank agreed to cancel all debts "owed" to them unfortunately turned out to be an online prank.

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