Race/Racism

KKK 45 min late to own rally in Charlotteville before being chased away

On the 8th of July, the city of Charlottesville, VA turned out riot cops in force to defend a KKK rally from anti-Fascists. There were so many antifascists the KKK could not get in until 45 minutes of their hour permit had expired. Shortly therafter they left, with antifascists pursuing them back to their parking garages.

Video compilation showing CD that delayed the Klan, the faceoff against the KKK, then Va State Police riot cop attack

Antifa protest MPD free speech violations as alt-right stages dueling "free speech" rallies

On the 25th of June, the so-called "Proud boys," Richard Spencer, and Identity Evropa held a "free speech" protest on the Mall peddling a narrative that anti-fascists (antifa) oppose free speech. Rejecting the bait, anti-fascists descended instead on MPD's headquarters to condemn police violations of free speech rights such as the efforts to imprison Inauguration protesters for up to 80 years. A second counterprotest held the high ground over the fascists on the Lincoln Memorial steps, and a second fascist rally took place at the White House

Video from both the MPD protest and the fascist rally & counterprotest at the Lincoln Memorial

Protesting MPD's assault on free speech.

Indigenous activists rally outside Federal court status hearing for potential DAPL shutdown

On the 21st of June, Judge Boasberg held a status hearing in the Federal courthouse on Const Ave for the ongoing case between the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Standing Rock Sioux concerning the Dakota Access Pipeline. This was to set a schedule to determine remedies for what he held last week to be the unlawful bypass by Donald Trump of normal pipeline approval processes. As the hearing went on, the Rising Hearts Coalition held a solidarity rally outside the courthouse.

Video from the rally ending with attorney reportback from court hearings

Memorial for slain Muslim teenager burned in Dupont Circle

Early morning on the 21st of June, a memorial for slain Muslim teenager Nabra Hassanen was burned in Dupont Circle. It has been placed the previous night during a "Justice for Nabra" vigil.

DCist thumbnails of after and before photos

DC Reinvest rallies at Wilson Building demanding DC govt cut ties to Wells Fargo

Related:Court finds Trump's approval of DAPL violated Federal law, ruling still to come on whether pipeline must be shut down

On the 15th of June, DC Reinvest continued their campaign against Wells Fargo with a round dance and rally at the Wilson Building. Wells Fargo is reviled by Indigenous activists today for their role in funding both the Dakota Access and Keystone pipelines.Wells Fargo is also infamous for their role in funding private prisons through the GEO Group. Under existing DC law, their recent Federal "failing grade" should disqualify them from DC government business.

No Justice No Pride lockdowns kick MPD, Wells Fargo out of their parade slots

Update June 11: Twitter report of Pride board member calling NJNP "terrorists"

Update June 11: Twitter report of white cisgendered males throwing bottles (unknown material) and yelling racial slurs at NJNP, also report of post-Pride "fight" at Dupont Circle. Same incident or were there two?

On the 10th of June, No Justice No Pride first marched over the Capitol Pride route, then used hard lockdowns to block the MPD, Lockheed-Martin, and Wells Fargo contingents. The rest of the parade rerouted around the blocked streets. MPD's contingent withdrew, unknown if they managed to get back into the parade. Wells Fargo got stuck, had to rejoin the parade at the back by the garbage trucks. Lockheed-Martin's contingent was also blocked. No reports of arrests, even at the blockades.

Video of No Justice No Pride blockade against MPD plus footage of pre-blockade march over the Pride route and Wells Fargo blockade

The cable blockade stopping MPD's contingent in Capitol Pride

Nazis fail in attempt to shut down "Against the Fascist Creep" author talk at Potter's House

On the 2nd of June, the author of the book "Against the Fascist Creep" held a discussion at the Potter's House about the history of fascism and how it relates to current events. Four neo-Nazis in MAGA hats showed up and barged in. Antifascists posted guards all around the Nazis and photographed them. Meanwhile the free speech about the history of fascism kept right on going as though the Nazis were safely in a cage at Nuremburg.

Video showing Nazis at Potter's House, then challenging Antifa activists to fight,and finally fleeing by taxicab

Four neo-Nazis barged into the Potter's House in a failed attempt to disrupt or maybe shut down an author talk

Park Police SWAT shuts down Black Pride event at Malcolm X Park

On the 27th of May, US Park Police, some in SWAT uniforms shut down a Black Pride event at Malcolm X Park. Other Black Pride events still going on. Reports on Twitter claim that the Capitol Pride organizers do not consider this incident to be grounds to expel police from marching in the Capitol Pride parade on June 10.

DC Reinvest again rallies at Wells Fargo against DAPL and other pipelines

On the 17th of May, DC Reinvest and Rising Hearts Coalition once again showed up in front of the Wells Fargo across 17th st from the White House. They were demanding that Wells Fargo dump the Dakota Access Pipeline and similar pipelines such as the revived Keystone XL. Failing that, they are demanding that the DC Government terminate their business relationship with Wells Fargo and advising depositors to move their money elsewhere.

Video of the Wells Fargo speakers and round dance

Victory at AU in sit-in over racist noose incident

On the 5th of May, students at American University stages a sit-in with three demands over the racist noose/banana incidents on campus. The university agreed to all three demands by the end of the day to end a siege that was preventing any cars from getting out of a parking garage

Photo by Alejandro Alvarez

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