BLM blockades Chinatown, "National Emergency" protesters rally at White House

At Noon on the 18th of February, protesters at the White House declared that TRUMP is the "national emergency". This is over his attempt to claim dictatorial powers to remove as many Brown people from the US as possible and build his wall. At the exact same time, Black Lives Matter blockaded Chinatown, protesting MPD and Bowser for their efforts to remove as many Black people from DC as possible.

Video of the blockade at 7th and H sts with the mock prison cells 3 min 16 sec

Protesters and mock prison cells exclude car traffic from prime shopping territory in Chinatown.

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This mock wall at Trump Hotel was torn to bits by the crowd, just as Congress needs to tear up his demands for wall money

Video featuring tearing down the mock wall at Trump Hotel 2 min 42 sec

On the 12th of Feb, migrants holding Temporary Protected Status backed by a massive crowd of supporters marched from the White House to Capitol Hill to demand legal permanent residency. The march stopped at Trump Hotel, where a mock wall banner emblazoned "No Borders on Stolen Land" was set up, then torn to pieces in symbolic demolition of Trump's wall.

On Jan 24, an unknown person walked into Comet Pizza while it was open and people were inside, squirted a flammable liquid onto the back curtains and set the curtain on fire. A fast-reacting person with a fire extinguisher got the fire out before it could spread, saving the building and possibly many lives. As of this writing the arsonist is still at large.

Video-speaker calls out Guaido for links to Bolsonaro 1 min 15 sec

On the 26th of January, a second round of protest against US interferect and support for a possible coup in Venezuala took place in front of the White House. Trump has unilaterally recognized Juan Guaido as President of Venezuala, even though he has attempted to declare himself President outside of any election process.

Empty plates raised aloft in the Hart atrium as a deafening chant rises

Video-protest in the Hart Atrium and at Sen McConnell's office 50 sec

Update Jan 25:Trump folds, agreeing to reopen gov't until Feb 15 WITHOUT wall funding as air travel called "unsafe," Federal workers protest, and chaos mounts. "State of Emergency" for wall still a serious risk

Massive crowd at Trump Hotel

Video-the scene around Trump Hotel 1 min 23 sec

On the 19th of January, the Women's March totally overflowed their Freedom Plaza rally site, filling that area plus a short march route past Trump Hotel and around a few blocks almost continuously. The counterprotesting "march for all women" was a tiny failure by comparison. Several women in Handmaid's Tale uniforms made them look like fools.

Video including protest songs-and the aggressive moves by several counterprotesters 2 min 25 sec

On Jan 16, the ongoing #KremlinAnnex protest for impeaching Trump called for shutting Trump down instead of the government in loud chants and music during what might be Trump's dinnertime.