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Two MPD "police officers" with umbrella stolen from protesters

Video of cop shining bright light at Indymedia videographer's camera 20 sec

On the 24th of October, the They/Them "Fuck the Police" march again took to the streets. While no arrests were seen, police committed a variety of petty crimes around the march.

A loud sound system disrupted and may have played a role in driving off a right-wing rally at the Supreme Court. Songs played included The Coup "We got the gullotine." Right-wingers decamped to a new rally site at the Dirksen.

Video: The US Capitol rally and disruption of right-wing events 2 min 8 sec

The 22nd of October saw duelling protests at the Supreme Court, Rayburn Building, and Capitol after a rushed Senate Judiciary Committee vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett 12-0. All Democrats boycotted the hearing. Twice Sen Lindsey Graham defined Senate rules to hold the vote.

Beyond Extreme Energy reports that the stop work order against the Mountain Valley Pipeline has been lifted, but a new ban on stream and water crossings has just been imposed. FERC has extended their permit, but a treesit camp stands in their way and observers report no new construction.

From Beyond Extreme Energy:

On the 20th of October, Chuck Modi published a series of interviews on Twitter with a protester identified as "Aye" who is facing Trumped-up charges totalling 175 years after charges from the August kettles were used as a pretext to raid her house.

Video-two of Chuck Modi's interview clips with Aye 2 min 18 sec

Bike cops blocking the street behind the FTP march

On the 17th of October, the "Fuck the Police" march took to the streets at its usual Saturday night time. In addition to the usual focus on police murders of Black and Brown people, marchers called out the DC government for spending $130,000 on tear gas for expected "riots" after the election.

Blocking theocratic anti-choice signs at the Supreme Court

Video: women's march and confrontations at the Supreme Court 2 min

The Oct 17 Women's March targetted both Trump and Amy Coney Barrett as unfit for office, and had as its focus the efforts to vote Trump out of office(if possible...). The march drew both Trumper and antichoice counterprotesters. These in turn drew a counter-counter protest by young activists. Heated debates ensued, with right-wing signs blocked and at least two antichoice signs painted over.