ACLU delivers 50,000 drop J20 petitions to US attys office

On the 11th of December, the ACLU and several other groups delivered 50,000 signed petitions to the US Attorney's office at 555 4th st demanding that all charges from the Inauguration protests be dropped. The petitions more generally demand that the US attorney's office stop criminalizing dissent. None of the six defendents whose trials continue this week are alleged to have committed any individualized unlawful acts, only collective guilt for the acts of others.

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On the 7th of December, protesters gathered at the US Supreme Court in opposition to the recent decision to allow Trump's Muslim travel Ban to go into entirely into effect while the courts debate the ban's merits or lack therof.

Barricades blocking Beach Drive Dec 4 just north of the construction closure

Update Dec 6 8:50PM: They are back, this time all lit up. Heavy activity Oregon Ave and Beach Dr near Military Road. Protesters with cameras at Oregon & Military can deter the movement of dead deer to the "nature center" where they are processed.

On the 4th of December, the Park Service's "deer management" (killing) operation once again returned to Rock Creek Park. This time they were seeking to hide in the dark, rather than lighting themselves up like in previous years.

Front line on Penn Ave

Video:Counterprotesters halt Nazi march on Penn Ave, swarm of police respondOn the 3rd of December, neo-Nazis attempted to march to Lafayette Park in front of the White House for a rally with speakers. They ran into stiff opposition as two different groups opposing fascism marched onto Pennsylvania Ave to confront them.The advance of the Nazis then stalled, and this was as far as they got.

Kill the Bill! The People's Fillibuster at about 3:30PM

Update Dec 2: Tax bill passes Senate 51-49 despite report it would add $1.4 Trillion to deficit, must still be reconciled with House bill.

Video including a speaker declaring Trump's racism as necessary to preserving extreme income inequality from first day of protest

Video overview of the protest at the Finnish Embassy

Nov 24, Black Friday was also Fur-Free Friday this year. Here in DC, animal rights activists descended on the Finnish Embassy, demanding an end to a breeding program to produce foxes up to 5 times their normal body weight for the fur trade. These "Frankenfoxes" can barely stand or move due to their excessive weight, but the fur industry cares for nothing but profits.