At about 2AM on the 4th of January, an MPD decoy targetting customers of sex workers first solicited sex themselves from an area activist, then resorted to potentially deadly force when their sting operation blew up into a chase. This was the 5th in a month-long series of harassment incidents by area police depts and their allies against the core crew of the activist in question.

On the 3ed of January, Jane Fonda's Fire Drill Fridays protest returned to the US Capitol. This time around, they were demanding that corporations responsible for fossil fuel extraction and demand be held accountable for the damage they have done. The protest culminated in a civil disobedience blockade of 1st st NE at E Cap Street in front of the US Capitol

Video-civil disobedience on 1st st NE for corporate accountability on climate change 2 min

On New Year's Eve 2019-2020, supporters of imprisoned grand jury resistors Jeremy Hammond and Chelsea Manning protested outside the Alexandria Detention Center. It has been confirmed that the noisemakers were heard and the protest seen from the inside. Protesters deployed fireworks, flares, and a laser in addition to noisemakers.

Video: protesters deploy flares, fireworks at Alexandria Detention Center 1 min 50 sec

Video: The Dec 26 Kremlin Annex Protest-and a disruptor 1 min 23 sec

After the Dec 18 impeachment of Donald Trump, groups holding protests calling for impeachment pivoted to the next stage of removing him from office: a vote in the Senate to remove him from office. At least 20 GOP Senators will have to have their feet held to the fires of popular disgust with Trump to remove him prior to Jan 20, 2021.

Video compilation of protests and direct actions mostly but not entirely in the DC area as the resistance against the regime of Donald Trump enters its third year. (16 min 58 sec)

Begins with the government shutdown, highlights multiple confrontations with fascists, features the month-long siege of the Embassy of Venezuala, and ends with the impeachment of Donald J Trump. Protests and battles of all kinds rock the streets in between. Lots of marches and civil disobedience, occasional fire and smoke.

On the morning of Dec 18, protesters rallied for impeachment of Donald Trump outside the US Capitol as the House began floor debate on doing exactly that. About ten hours later, the full House passed both articles of impeachment. Donald Trump is now the 3ed president in US history to be impeached.

Video-the scene outside the US Capitol as protesters rally, debate begins 2 min 28 sec

Dec 17 was the night before the House votes to impeach Donald Trump. All over the US people turned out for protest rallies demanding he be impeached and removed. One of the rallies was in Olney, featuring, Rep Sarbanes, Senator Cardin and Senator Chris Van Hollen.

Huge impeachment march in Times Square 10 sec video by Joshua Potash

Video: Protesting Trump's utter betrayal of the Kurdish people 4 min 54 sec

On the 14th of December, DC area Kurds, anti-Fascists, and othter supporters of the Syrian Democratic Forces protested in front of the White House. The protest demanded that Turkey pull their troops out of Northern Syria and stop their bombing. In addition protesters condemned Donald Trump for greenlighting the invasion.

Video: DC Bike Party rides to "Light Battle" 2 min 32 sec

On the 11th of December, the last DC Bike Party of the year took to the streets. After an uphill run via Mass Ave and some side streets to Wisconsin Ave, the ride stopped at "Light Battle" at Georgetown Glow. This artwork features two teams of stationary bikes and an arch of pulsing LED lights.

On the 3ed of December, Park Police barricaded Beach Drive and a location on Oregon Ave giving access to the opposite side of the woods W of Beach Drive, and had initially barricaded several other locations. It appears that they were shooting deer between Beach Drive and Oregon Ave, as their deployment matched previous deer killing sessions.

Video-Chile protest unites with the coup protest as an Indigenous speaker speaks 2 min 33 sec

On the 16th of November, the ANSWER Coalition held a protest against the US supported "soft coup" in Bolivia. A smaller group of possibly wealthy and mostly non-Indigenous Bolivians counterprotested. The right wingers claimed there was no coup, but speakers at the rally reported Evo Morales resigned in the face of "guns to his head" from the military, a week after sabotage nearly brought down his helicopter.

On the 13th of November, the DC Bike Party took to the streets on an only slightly above-freezing night. The DC Bike Party rides the 2nd Wed of every month from April through December, so there will be one more ride this year.

Video-start of the Nov DC Bike Party 1 min 35 sec

Video: what's wrong with this exhibit, and security guards trying to prevent the banners from being shown 3 min 29 sec

On Veteran's Day (Nov 11), Code Pink protested at the Kennedy Center against an exhibit "artwashing" the Iraq War. The Boeing-sponsored exhibit is of GW Bush's own paintings of the very veterans whom he sent to war and who came back wounded. Bush sent them to fight for lies about nonexistant WMD and nonexistant Saddam-al Quaeda ties.

Video-protesters blow whistles, make GOP members run the gauntlet 2 min 58 sec

On the 7th of November, the GOP held a strategy retreat at Trump Hotel to discuss their response to the impeachment proceedings against Trump. Outside, protesters banged drums and blew horns and whistles. GOP members often had to run a gauntlet of protesters to get inside.

Three members of Beyond Extreme Energy (BXE) disrupted the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing for James Danly, who was nominated by President Trump to be the third Republican commissioner at FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Two BXE members unfurled a banner reading “Reject Danly” and yelled "FERC: No more fossil lovers! Wind and solar now!" before being removed from the room and arrested.

On the 5th of November, one of a series of what are probably the UFCW's informational pickets came to a Safeway outlet in Montgomery County, MD. While the union is not yet on strike and hopefully won't have to resort to a strike, management must consider the possibility that shoppers may refuse to cross any kind of picket line.

Video-picketers at a Montgomery County Safeway store 50 seconds

Donald Trump has in a week been booed first at the World Series, then at a UFC event in New York City. On Monday, Nov 4 he or his minions ensured this did not happen again at his Nationals ceremony in the Rose Garden. The "permanent" street closures kept protesters far away from the Rose Garden, and temporary closures forced multi-block detours as protesters probed the area for ways to get closer. Meanwhile a reported 11 members of the Washington Nationals refused to attend, in one high profile case for confirmed political reasons.

Video compiled from many sources on Twitter 1 min 15 sec

On the 27th of October, Donald Trump thought he could turn the 5th game of the World Series (Wash Nationals vs Houston Astros) into a campaign rally for himself. Instead, the whole ballpark erupted into a roaring chorus of boos as soon as he was shown on the jumbotron from his fancy suite. This escalated to chants of "lock him up!" and two separate banners calling for impeachment were set up.

On Friday the 11th of October, the DC Bike Party staged a Halloween-themed ride, complete with someone in a T-rex suit on a skateboard, ghost costumes, and more.

Video: the Halloween-themed ride 4:20

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