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On November 14th, Trump supporters and Proud Boys flooded into Black Lives MatterPlaza, destroying community artwork and memorials and starting fights with locals. On the 11th and 12th of December, they will be back. Against them stands a broad and growing coalition of anti-racist and anti-fascist activists drawing from all over Turtle Island. We shall NOT surrender our city to racist terror summoned forth by Donald Trump! There will be activities all day on BLM Plaza Dec 11 and 12.

Here is the call posted to https://www.defenddc.org/

On the 21st of November, SURJ held some group discussions on BLM Plaza and the Fuck the Police march went there almost directly from Dupont Circle. This was to provide relief for the hard-pressed folks looking after the plaza and the signs on the White House fence in the face of repeated attacks from fascists.

The "StormTrumpers" of Nov 14 are coming back

The Proud Boys and other violent Trump supporters have announced they are bringing their fights and violence back to DC on the 12th of December. This time their goals are stated as "raze BLM Plaza" and an attempt to pressure the electoral college (meets 2 days later) to toss out the ballets and vote for Trump.

Video-the march to DNC headquarters 57 sec

On Nov 19, a coalition of grassroots groups, Black, Brown and Indigenous leaders from across the nation, marched on the Democratic National Committee Headquarters in Washington to demand that President-Elect Biden and his administration follow through on a bold agenda to address the climate crisis. This began a 24 hour occupation of the space in front of the DNC.

Over two days of hard work on Nov 16 and 17, Black Lives Matter activists again reposted the spectacular artwork on the "Siege Fence" blocking Lafayette Sq from H st.

Video by Black House News 16 sec

One of the Proud Boys winds up for Missed Beer Can Toss #2

Video-Proud Boys miss twice throwing beer cans at journalist Luke Kuhn 17 sec

Late night on the 14th of November, Proud Boys at a hotel threw two beer cans at journalist Luke Kuhn, missing with both throws. The jounalist responded to the first terrible throw by making a second pass on the Nazis, and the second miss with a third pass.