Police/Legal/Prisons

Unite the Right II: Dozens of Nazis run gauntlet of thousands after special Metro train ride

On the 12th of August, WMATA broke their promise to ATU Local 689 by running a special train just for a few dozen Nazis from the Vienna Metro to Foggy Bottom. Once there, the fascists had to run a gauntlet of thousands of counterprotesters, nearly get kettled by counterprotesters at Lafayette Sq, and when the rains began to fall had to be removed by a different route from the park to return to Metro.Counterprotesters were incensed that neo-Nazis would dare to commemorate August 12, the day one of them murdered Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, VA.

Video-Unite the Right II runs a gauntlet of thousands of counterprotesters

Ash L video of incident where police having just pepper sprayed a bloc near 12th and G sts threatened to spray again

Update Aug 13:Washington "Moon-Times" confirms police attempt to exit Lafayette Park west with the fash repulsed by antifa bloc

Helmeted fascists (Maybe Proud Boys?) running the gauntlet after getting off the Foggy Bottom Metro

Movement for Black Lives DC hosts Night out for Safety and Liberation

On Tuesday, the 7th of August, Night out for Safety and Liberation hosted the Night out for Safety and Liberation as an alternative to the cop-focussed "National Night Out." The Night out for Safety and Liberation is all about solutions to problems on the street and elsewhere that avoid reliance on police and prisons.

In front of DC's Night Out for Safety and Liberation

Clean It or Close It : Protesting Inhumane Conditions at DC Central Holding block

Rev. Graylan Hagler and the DC Poor People's Campaign protest inhumane conditions at the DC Central holding block including roaches and vermin. Protesters describe their experiences being held at the DC jail and call for it to either be renovated or closed.

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Speeches and soundbites after 19:33

Sanctuary, Not Silence: Calling Out Mayor Bowser over DC ICE Raids

Protesters continue to call out the hypocrisy of Mayor Bowser's claiming DC is a "sanctuary city" even as ICE carried out recent raids in DC's Columbia Heights - evidently with the cooperation of local police. Activists demand immediate action from Mayor Bowser to protect immigrants and to denounce the recent ICE raids.

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Speeches after the delegation comes out at 34:00

Father Moises and parishioners from Sacred Heart Church across the street from where 9 individuals were taken by ICE.

Occupy Lafayette Park: Day 9

Stream interrupted but picks up with Vlad describing Putin's rise to power and potential parallels with the USA, plus a translation for Trump (6:40). Beats and moves by Malik and Dance Sorcery (12:20, 32:10), MC is Justin.  Christine Pelosi describes her role as a Hamilton Elector(53:00).

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Stopped before the MAGA assault at the end but check out @N2Sreports for footage of that event.

Secret Service clears street in front of White House over one protester w bullhorn

As the 4th evening in a row of Occupy Lafayette Park protests was winding down, a single protester with a bullhorn stepped up near the sidewalk in front of the White House fence. She loudly called out the stupidity and the cruelty of racist Donald Trump The response of Secret Service was to clear Penn Ave

Video-police clear Penn Ave in reponse to single protester with bullhorn after dark

This is all it takes to make Secret Service shut down Penn Ave

Migrants, supporters march in Columbia Heights after ICE raids on apartments

On the 12th of July, ICE agents raided the Sarbin Towers apartments on 16th st, arresting nine people both residents and passers by. Other raids also occurred that week, as ICE assaulted this supposed sanctuary city. In response, a very large crowd marched from a the park at 14th and Kenyon and blocked 16th st in several locations, including at the site of the Sarbin Towers raid.

Video: Speakers denounce Bowser's collaboration, big march heads to 16th st

The starting rally at 14th and Kenyon streets

Mass Mobilization Against The Alt-Right in Washington DC, August 10-12

We are calling all anti-fascists and people of good conscience to participate in international days of action August 10 through August 12 and a mass mobilization in Washington DC. This is for Heather Heyer, ICE abolition, open borders, dismantling the prison industrial complex, and ending the settler colonial system. We will confront fascism, antisemitism, Islamaphobia, white supremacy, and state violence on August 10-12.

Video from shutitdowndc.org Update: corrected video link

J20 prosecutions end in defeat as government files motion to dismiss all remaining cases

The 6th of July, 2018 will forever be known to some as "V-J20 day," the day prosecutors threw in the towel and filed a motion to dismiss all remaining charges stemming from Trump's Inauguration without prejudice. Defeated by two juries and judicial sanctions for willfully hiding exculpatory evidences, prosecutors have finally given up and Disrupt J20 has won.

Capitol Police block Poor Peoples's March from US Capitol grounds

On the 23ed of June, the Poor People's Campaign held a rally and march on the US Capitol at the endpoint of their initial 40 days of action. The US Capitol Police blocked the march from approaching the Capitol West Lawn, using police lines and protest pen fence to divert marchers. This was not expected by many marchers and could have created a dangerous crowd crush scenario.

Video of the march and the police lines/pens that hemmed it in 2min 42 sec

The lead of the march between a pair of pen fences after flanking the intial police line

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