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The fireworks explosion against 4D at it's peak

Video-bombardment of 4D with projectiles and fireworks 1 min 21 sec

The 28th of October saw a second night of protest and heavy direct action at MPD's 4D headquarters for Karon Hylton. As riot cops blocked night culminated in a massive fireworks blast against the building. An attempt to kettle the crowd failed, cops ended up just pushing everyone south on Ga Ave.

Workers unload boards for the Wal-Mart on Georgia Ave. Similar scenes are taking place downtown as businesses that removed boards after the May/June uprising bring them back

With a week to go until the official 2020 election day (excluding mail/early voting), many building owners and businesses are already boarding up as though in expectation of a great storm. The storm in question is expected protests over a disputed election, and fears these could erupt into rioting or street battles.

Riot cops on Georgia Ave

Video posted by Toni to twitter-cops mace Karon's Mom 44 seconds

On Tuesday, Oct 27, Karon Hylton's parents showed up at MPD's 4D station, demanding to see the officer (Officer Sutton) who killed their son on Saturday. Community residents protested outside in support. Something happened that infuriated protesters.

April Goggins photo of BLM PLaza fence after ACB supporters stripped it

On Oct 26, Trump's SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in after a highly irregular confirmation hearing. Anti-abortion, pro-theocracy supporters of her stripped signs from the fence at BLM Plaza as part of their celebration of her installation to the US Supreme Court. One Twitter poster said simply "it's ON!"

Video-Right-wingers rip down signs at BLM Plaza 28 sec(Myra Slotnick)

Photo by Alg0rhythm

On the 25th of October, the U$ $enate prepared for an all-night session to pave the way for a final vote to ram Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. As they did so, a single protester chained herself to the Supreme Court, saying NO to this misogynistic and homophobic excuse for a "justice."