Line 3 protests shut down Wells Fargo, most downtown banks mid-day

On the 7th of May, Extinction Rebellion DC and other groups acting in solidarity with Anishaabe activists marched on multiple downdown branches of Wells Fargo. They dumped fake oil, rolled oil barrels and marched a giant Black Snake in the streets, and tried to give away wild rice soaked in oil. Cops didn't know only Wells Fargo was being targetted, so they blocked entry to all banks near the protests, effectively shutting them down.

Video: rolling oil barrels, spreading tar, marching the Black Snake as banks shut down 6 min 54 sec

Wells Fargo: Thou hast summoned the Black Snake!

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A sHell station with nothing to sell but diesel on the 12th of May

Video-suddenly it's 1979 as gas stations run out and gas lines grow 40 sec

On the 12th of May, Maryland shared in an East and S US gasoline shortage that may be a taste of things to come-or a flashback to 1979. Over the weekend,a ransomware attack forced Colonial Pipeline to shut down the distribution pipeline that supplies half of all liquid fuels to the South and East US. On Wednesday, gas stations ran out just as the pipeline was resuming operation.

Still from Alejandro Alvarez Twitter video

Video: 2 clips by Alejandro Alvarez-the massive crowd on Const Ave, and the mock tank at 16th and H 1 min 36 sec

On the 11th of May , a massive protest including a mock tank repurposed from a Colombia rally took to the streets to protest Israel's proposed evictions in Jerusalem and the spiraling violence that has resulted.

Black Lives Matter DC photo via Twitter

Early morning on Tues May 11, DC's Mayor Bowser paved over the Black Lives Matter Plaza lettering on 16th st. She never actually supported BLM as shown by her pro-police, pro-gentrification policies.

Wyatt Reed video of the paintwork at the Colombian Ambassador's residence 23 sec

Sometime on May 7, unknown activists redecorated the home of the Colombian Ambassador in Washington DC.

As Mayday protests wound down, at least two DC electronic street signs showed hacked messages. One read "MPD are pigs" and the other known modified sign read "Fuck Jason Bagshaw." Bagshaw is famous for among other things commanding police assaults on protesters at 4D after Karon Hylton was chased into traffic and killed by a cop near Ga Ave.

Banging pots and pans outside the DC Jail

Video-noise demo at DC Jail 44 sec

In the week prior to Mayday, a prisoner trapped in the DC Jail's dungeons died. In response, Decarcerate DC and community activists descended on the jail shortly after nightfall on Mayday for another noise demo and teach-in. Part of the teach-in was about the Attica Uprising, a repeat of which is one of the greatest fears of any jailer or warden.