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Black Lives Matter blockades NY Ave, Chinatown after hearing for killer cop

On the 11th of April, MPD officer Brian Trainer had administrative hearing concerning MPD's internal review board's finding that he should be fired for shooting motorcyclist Terrence Sterling on Sep 11, 2016. The evening after the hearing, Black Lives Matter DC, SURJ-DC, No Justice No Pride, and others blockaded NY Ave and Chinatown to remind Mayor Bowser that letting killer cops walk carries a price tag.

Video-Blocking NY Ave and Chinatown for Terrence Sterling

Rush-hour march on NY Ave against killer cop Brian Trainer and all other killer cops in DC

J20 day of solidarity: petitions delivered to US Attorney's office and more

On the 17th of April, the next J20 trial had been scheduled to begin(now delayed until June 4, another trial in May).The defendents are some of the 59 people still facing up to 61 years in prison for daring to protest Trump's inauguration on Jan 20, 2018. On April 10th, supporters dropped off nearly 180,000 signed petitions demanding all these charges be dropped at the US Attorney's office.

Video explaining the current status and implications of the case from itsgoingdown.org

Activists from #DefendJ20, @RightsDissent, and @xychelsea drop off pettions at the U$ Attorney's office

Medicare for All march drags ball and chain through the streets of DC

On the 9th of march, activists organized by a Single Payer Action Camp dragged a giant ball and chain from the American Health Insurance Plans office past the Canadian Embassy and the US Capitol to the Department of Health and Human Services. They were demanding that the failing ACA be replaced by a "Medicare for All," single payer system as used in all other industrialized nations.

Video-Activists drag a ball and chain from the health insurance lobbists to HHS

Corporate healthcare is a ball-and chain!

Howard University occupation ends in victory with 7 of original 9 demands met

Late afternoon on the 6th of April, student negotiators emerged from a meeting with the Howard University trustees with a signed agreement in hand. Shortly therafter it was reported that the nine day occupation of the administration building has come to an end, the students having essentially won. Protest works, don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

Howard students hold rally outside Kwame Ture Student Center (former Admin building)

The 5th of April was the 8th day of the occupation of the former Adminstration building now known as the Kwame Ture Student Center at Howard University. Students marked the occasion with a spirited rally outside, and announced that negotiations are going well.

Video highlights of the rally

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