Poor People's Campaign Direct Action at HHS

A contingent of activists from the Poor People's Campaign marched to and delivered testimony at the Department of Health and Human Services, highlighting the plight of immigrant families separated by the Trump administration, health care and housing for all and other issues faced by poor people in this country.

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The Poor People's Campaign blockade at the EPA

Video including all of the blockades and targets (5min 33 sec)

On the 18th of June, the Poor People's Campaign abandoned Capitol Hill protests. Instead, they marched from a big tent on the Mall and broke into three sections. The march sections went to EPA, HUD, and HHS.

Video-An attorney retained by Jeff Price's family speaks at the rally (15m)

Early in May 2018, DC police escalated their war on Black youth riding dirt bikes and ATV's by killing dirt bike rider Jeffery Price in NE. Cops chased him in violation of the city's no-chase rule, and used an SUV to force a fatal collision at Fitch Place and Division Avenue, NE On the 15th of June, community activists held a protest rally at the same location.

Poor People's Campaign activists taking direct action to protest thge Supreme Court's partisan decision enabling the continuing disenfranchisement of US voters.Video Link

This is not the first time small children have been dragged from their parents and interned in camps

Video: speakers including two members of Congress describe the prisons and invoke past horrors

On the 14th of June, migrant rights activists gathered for the "Families Belong Together" protest against the Trump/Sessions policy of separating families at the border. Many of the protesters invoked Nazi Germany and called Trump's policy "evil."

It has been confirmed that in addition to the MPD officers spotted marching ahead of the Pride parade by David Thursten, transgender MPD officer Jessica Hawkins marched in uniform, solo, with the transgender flag. At one point, MPD retweeted a video showing her, then realized people in the background were chanting "fuck the police" and pulled down their retweet.

Densely packed bikes as the ride leaves Dupont Circle

On the 13th of June, the DC Bike Party held their Pride-themed June 2018 ride. This ride was very large, and when the ride went to the basilica at Catholic University and circled the street in front of it not all of the ride would fit in the circle at one due to its size.

Video from the start of the ride plus the visit to the Basilica