DC Zoning approval to "redevelop" Brookland Manor granted as residents protest displacement

On the 22nd of May, the DC Zoning Commission approved the "second stage PUD" to allow redeveloping Brookland Manor without any of the current larger family units and a reduction of over 100 units of affordable housing. This is to make way for over 1,000 small luxury units. Residents protested both outside and inside the hearing, some vowing to camp on or in DC officials and Mid City's own buildings if they lose their apartments.

Video-Brookland Manor tenants, allies vow to occupy city official's homes over just-approved "redevelopment"

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On the 27th of May, US Park Police, some in SWAT uniforms shut down a Black Pride event at Malcolm X Park. Other Black Pride events still going on. Reports on Twitter claim that the Capitol Pride organizers do not consider this incident to be grounds to expel police from marching in the Capitol Pride parade on June 10.

Early morning on the 27th of May, the CISPES Solidarity Cyclers Ride set out from DC on a 180 mile bike trip exiting the city towards Harper's Ferry and back. The ride passes through areas of DC, MD, VA and a small part of W VA in the process. The ride is raising money to resist ongoing US imperialism and interference in Central America

Alt-right fakes pose as anarchists with signs calling for banning far-right websites at net neutrality protest

On the 18th of May, activists holding a sit-in and rally at FCC headquarters for net neutrality noticed several folks trying to pose as anarchists, with signs calling for banning far-right websites. This message was in direct conflict with net neutrality. Jack Posobiec streamed this fake news of planted signs onto Twitter via their "periscope" service.

Video from Media Matters raw clips showing Rebel Media cameraman and fake pro-censorship protesters at 5-18 net neutrality protest