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Underground resistance fighters sabotage built sections of Dakota Access Pipeline

On the 21st of March, RT Today reported that two sections of the partially-built Dakota Access pipeline had been disabled by warriors who appeared to be using cutting torches. In one place a hole was cut in the pipe, and a safety valve was melted down in another location. Energy Transfer Partners is whining about "coordinated physical attacks" as direct action ramps up.

Chaos at AIPAC: IfNotNow blocks entrances, JDL violence, protests continue anyway

On the 26th of march, the progressive Jewish organization IfNotNow charged the doors of the Washington Convention Center and locked down to blockade both entrances to AIPAC's annual convention. The blockades did not last all day, but the protests did, even after JDL counterprotesters assaulted some of the activists on the scene. Both Jewish and Palestinan protesters stayed put to oppose AIPAC essentially the entire day.

Video including door blockades, JDL assault, and protesters drumming with sticks on the barricades

IfNotNow photo

Surviving DC Cherry blossoms out after half killed by chaotic climate

The warm February and early March in DC this year was followed by snowflakes and a hard freeze just four days before the cherry blossoms were forecast to peak(70% bloom). Those blossoms that were the earliest to open (about half) were killed by the cold and many of these still hang from the trees after turning brown. The other half were not so far along, survived, and are not open. This video shot March 25, the day the blossoms were said to reach peak this year.

Video shot from moving bike of cherry blossoms around Haines Point

Philly Trump/MAGA rally containing known fascists shut down, march pursued

On the 25th of march, a MAGA(pro-Trump) march and rally drew a tiny turnout including known neo-Nazis. It was quickly confronted by masked-up antifascist activists who police allege set off smoke bombs. The outnumbered and outmatched Trumpers and fascists reportedly cancelled their rally "in fear of violence" and attempted to salvage their day with a march. A "blue lives matter" racist, pro-police website reported the rally cancelled, twitter reports show opposing marchers in the streets, ending with "MAGA march attempting to re-form.

Phlly's tiny MAGAt rally/march before being hammered by anti-Fascist activists (photo by Seth Cotlar)

Never Newsham Day of Action disrupts DC Council, 14th st against confirming police chief

On the 24th of March, the DC Council held a public hearing on whether or not to confirm acting police chief Newsham. A "Mock Bloc" blocked 14th st outside after chalking warnings about Newsham's domestic abuse history and related gender issues in front of the Wilson Building. Some protesters inside the hearing partially hog tied each other as a reminder of Newsham's role in the 2002 Pershing Park mass arrests, and were eventually dragged out by cops saying they were being taken to trash cans.

Video of the "Mock Bloc" chalking at the Wilson Building, then barricading 14th st

Video of half-hog tied protesters dragged from DC Council and lame excuses from both cops and councilmember Phil Mendelson.

Police dragged activists out of the hearing, saying they were going "to the trash can"-photo by BlackLivesMatterDC

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