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Congress Passes Disaster Relief for Puerto Rico, US States and Territories

Washington DC - The House of Representatives voted Monday night to pass a $19.1 billion disaster bill for Puerto Rico, US States and Territories recovering from disasters. "The passage of disaster relief for Americans from California to Puerto Rico is so needed,” Eric LeCompte the Executive Director of Jubilee USA, a religious development organization, said Monday.

Sex worker decrim activists climb flagpoles at Wilson Building, SWAT pulls down banner

On the 3ed of June, a press conference at the Wilson Building was held to promote councilmember David Grosso's bill to decriminalize sex work. On Freedom Plaza, activists scaled two 80 foot flagpoles and started hauling up a banner, but SWAT cops dragged it down while they were still climbing, placing their lives in danger. FOX News(of all sources) reports they even ordered the press conference to disperse.

Video of cops yanking down banner cut from longer SURJ-DC clip 31 sec

Photo by No Justice No Pride

Clarendon Cup bicycle race brings pro bike racers to Arlington

HD Video-highlights of the race and how it was won 5 min 34 sec

The Clarendon Cup has been run in Clarendon, VA since 1999. These racers showcase what is really possible on a bicycle, riding 100 laps in the space of two hours at high speed. This is what is known as a "Criterium" as it is a small, tight course. This particular race is seemingly always won by a breakaway that laps the field, and 2019 was no exception.

Code Pink demands Lush cosmetics close their stores in Saudi Arabia

On the first of June, Code Pink showed up outside the Lush Cosmetics stores on M st in Georgetown around the corner from the Embassy of Venezuala. They were there to demand that Lush shut down their two stores in Saudi Arabia, where women are tortured and imprisoned for protesting male guardianship laws and other misogynist Saudi oppression.These laws have been called gender apartheid.

HD Video-Code Pink protests at Lush's Georgetown store 1 min 15 sec

Millennial March On Washington takes to the streets

HD Video clip of the Millennial March On Washington in the streets 20 seconds

The 2019 Black Millennial Convention took place in DC from Thursday May 30 through Saturday June 1. After two days of workshops and events participants took to the streets for the Millennial March On Washington.

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