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Vigil held for man shot by DC police, memorial then trashed by vigilante

On the 26th of December, a vigil was held at 28th and Naylor Road (Anacostia), for 29 year old Raymond Robinson, who was shot and killed by DC Police on Christmas Eve. Police claimed he fired on them, but multiple witnesses said police fired first. Not long after the vigil, a man in a neighborhood Watch T-shirt desecrated tbe memorial.

Video clips of the vigil

The memorial set up at 28th and Naylor-reads "Rest in Power"

Video: 2014 in Activism

Video of political protests and activsm spanning 2014 in Washington DC and elsewhere. The biggest campaigns have been tar sands(and the Keystone XL), fracking (and gas export at Cove Point), the Palestine War and above all else Ferguson and police brutality. Also action against the TPP and TTIP trade deals and for net neutrality, and who can forget the massive People's Climate March in New York.

Video on Archive, 720P high definition also available on same page

DC Ferguson shuts down Pentagon City, DC cops shoot another person

On the 24th of December, as shoppers raced to buy their last Yule gifts, civil rights protesters from DC Ferguson stormed the Pentagon City shopping mall and aparently shut down some of the shopping. Shoppers stood watching the protest, their minds diverted for the moment fromm spending. This is the second time DC Ferguson has occupied Pentagon City. Meanwhile, NBC News reports DC police opened fire on a man at 30th Street and Naylor Road SE and killed him. Police said he "matched a description" of a robber and fired on them first, but at least one eyewitness reports it was the police who fired first.

Youtube video of disruption in the Pentagon City mall

Photo by Untold Carslyle

Hands Up Coalition DC defies NY Mayor's demand for protest moratorium

On the 22nd of December, Hands Up Coalition DC gathered outside the US Dept of Justice to announce that there would be no moratorium on protests against killer cops. NY Mayor DeBlasio has attempted to demand such a moratorium, but protesters are telling him he can have it any time he wants by imposing a moratoriom on cops shooting, choking, and otherwise killing people. One woman said she wanted the DOJ and the White House to show the same concern for "our children" who are being gunned down by the police as for the police who were killed, and only then could there be a moratorium.

Video of the Dec 22 rally at the Department of Justice defying Mr Blasio's demand for a protest moratorium

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