Police/Legal/Prisons

Activists hold ground, march to BLM Plaza in face of fascist threats

On the 21st of November, SURJ held some group discussions on BLM Plaza and the Fuck the Police march went there almost directly from Dupont Circle. This was to provide relief for the hard-pressed folks looking after the plaza and the signs on the White House fence in the face of repeated attacks from fascists.

Police attack on DC Fuck the Police march fails

On the night of Nov 7, a "Fuck the Police" march took to gentrified parts of DC chanting "Same shit, different President!" A police attempt to forcibly stop the march on 18th st was defeated.

Video-police attack fails, ends in retreat as marchers scream "MOVE BACK!" 1 min 20 sec

Bike cops turn, try to block march after exploiting a lane opened to let out a car

Fuck the President march marches from BLM Plaza to 4D

On the 3ed of November, shortly before both sides tried to declare victory in the Presidential election a "Fuck the President" march took to the streets from BLM Plaza. This march picked up a sizable crowd from the go-go truck's exit march-and proceeded to march all the way to MPD's 4D police station for Karon Hylton.

Activists with shields at MPD's darkened and mostly shut down 4D headquarters

Sun night reportback from 4D: cops avoid confrontation, hide inside station

On the 1st of November, MPD finally realized that police aggression against protests for Karon Hylton was just bringing people back to 4D night after night. Bike cops stayed out of sight while riot cops hid in the darkened and apparently mostly shut-down police station.

A protester's flashlight reveals riot cops behind the window in this darkened police station

Police harass ShutDownDC public meeting on Black Lives Matter Plaza

On the first of November, ShutDown DC set up chairs, a table, and a tent on Black Lives Matter Plaza for a public meeting and spokescouncil. Within minutes, MPD cops starting hassling them about DCRA, vending regulation, and Mayor Bowser's proclaimation used during the summer to harass Black Lives Matter activists on BLM Plaza.

A bunch of cops showed up before this tent could even be fully opened up.

Police kettle Karon Hylton protesters, Bagshaw points out 8 for arrest

On the 31st of October, Karon Hylton protesters were at MPD's 4D station from before 8PM until about midnight. At one point, police claim protesters threw eggs at the station. In response, bike cops kettled the entire protest, and Lt Bagshaw pointed out 8 people including Karon Hylton's father for arrest.

Ford Fischer's video of Lt Bagshaw in the kettle directing use of 4 man arrest teams 58 sec

Lt Bagshaw(police intelligence) in the kettle about to call for 4 man snatch/arrest teams (still from Ford Fischer video)

MPD Lt Bagshaw refuses to speak to Karon Hylton's mother on Night 4 of protests

On the 30th of October, Lt Bagshaw (w NO mask) showed up at the 4D protests for Karon Hylton. He repeated refused to answer questions from Karon's mother, ultimately causing the situation to escalate yet again. At least one arrest reported.

Video: Bagshaw won't answer questions for Karon's mother and protesters 1 min

Lt Bagshaw showed up, but refused to talk

Protests at 4D continue, one arrest and much police aggression

On the evening of Oct 29, protesters returned to MPD's 4th District headquarters in spite of the previous night's police brutality and rain left over from remnants of Hurricane Zeta. Police maneuvered as though to kettle protesters, and one arrest was reported by midnight.

Black House News video of scene at 4D 34 sec

Still from Black House News video

4D police headquarters gets bombardment and siege from Karon Hylton protesters

The 28th of October saw a second night of protest and heavy direct action at MPD's 4D headquarters for Karon Hylton. As riot cops blocked night culminated in a massive fireworks blast against the building. An attempt to kettle the crowd failed, cops ended up just pushing everyone south on Ga Ave.

Video-bombardment of 4D with projectiles and fireworks 1 min 21 sec

The fireworks explosion against 4D at it's peak

Protesters beseige MPD 4D station, smash windows. Both parents of Karon Hylton maced

On Tuesday, Oct 27, Karon Hylton's parents showed up at MPD's 4D station, demanding to see the officer (Officer Sutton) who killed their son on Saturday. Community residents protested outside in support. Something happened that infuriated protesters. They surrounded the door, smashed the station's windows and Ga Ave blew up. Soon, riot cops were detonating flashbangs and firing tear gas. During the protest, both of Karon Hylton's parents were maced by police.

Video posted by Toni to twitter-cops mace Karon's Mom 44 seconds

Riot cops on Georgia Ave

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