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GLBTQ Dance protest marches on Ivanka Trump's house from Dupont Circle

On April 1. 2017, a Dance Protest marched from Dupont Circle to Ivanka Trump's house, calling on her to protect LGBTQIA rights.

Video originally published by #ResistThis on Twitter

Black Lives Matter and allies march on 7D police station for NEAR act, against more cops

On the 1st of April, Black Lives Matter marched on Anacostia's 7th District police headquarters backed by members of numerous other groups. SURG DC and #ResistingThis(which grew out of Inauguration protests were among the allies present. The main demand of the march was that DC fully fund the NEAR act instead of hiring even more police.

Video highlights of the march on 7D featuring singing marchers(1 min 28 sec)

Circling up outside 7D

Animal activist speaks out at one of the last Ringings Circus shows in DC

On the 31st of April, Ringling Brothers Circus held one of their last shows in DC. Outside, an animal rights activist asked the departing crowd not to attend other animal-using circuses in the future as they all abuse animals. Ringlings has been seen at this very location beating tigers on stage. Now, thanks to pressure from animal rights activists and an end to the elephant acts, Ringings is finally shutting down for good after this tour.

Video-Animal Activist speaks out as circusgoers leave

MD General Assembly passes fracking ban backed by Governor

On Monday, the 27th of March, the MD General Assembly gave final approval to legislation permanently banning gas fracking in MD. The bill now moves to the governor's desk for signature. Given that it was support from Gov Hogan (under intense public pressure) that got the bill moving in the Senate, the governor is expected to sign the bill into law. This will make MD the 3rd state to ban fracking, in direct defiance of Trump's pro fossil fuel agenda.

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