Race/Racism

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.

Grassroots coalition holds 24hr occupation in front of DNC for Green New Deal

On Nov 19, a coalition of grassroots groups, Black, Brown and Indigenous leaders from across the nation, marched on the Democratic National Committee Headquarters in Washington to demand that President-Elect Biden and his administration follow through on a bold agenda to address the climate crisis. This began a 24 hour occupation of the space in front of the DNC.

Video-the march to DNC headquarters 57 sec

Signs destroyed by "StormTrumpers" again returned to White House siege fence

Over two days of hard work on Nov 16 and 17, Black Lives Matter activists again reposted the spectacular artwork on the "Siege Fence" blocking Lafayette Sq from H st.

Video by Black House News 16 sec

Proud Boys Throw Beer Cans at Indymedia videographer prior to assault on DC streets

Video-Proud Boys miss twice throwing beer cans at journalist Luke Kuhn 17 sec

Late night on the 14th of November, Proud Boys at a hotel threw two beer cans at journalist Luke Kuhn, missing with both throws. The jounalist responded to the first terrible throw by making a second pass on the Nazis, and the second miss with a third pass.

One of the Proud Boys winds up for Missed Beer Can Toss #2

Video: MAGAt mess on BLM Plaza as trumpers tear down signs, confront progressive protesters

On the 13th of November, supporters of defeated lame-duck "President" Trump descended on Black Lives Matter Plaza. They tore signs off two sections of fence and harassed Refuse Fascism, Extinction Rebellion and migrant rights protesters.

Video-Luke Kuhn confronts Trumper w faux Greek helmet and shield 54sec

Video-cops push progressive protesters after Proud Boys throw water 1 min 34 sec, by Black House News

The Trump supporter with faux Greek helmet, shield

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 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)

White supremacists march Thin Blue Line flag through BLM Plaza

On the 31st of October, apparent white nationalists marched a "thin blue line" flag through BLM Plaza, causing an urgent call for defenders to mobilize and prevent the signs from being torn off the H st fence a second time. One person has scissors but was prevented from vandalizing the signs. The reported presence in the right-wing group of a "Kekistan" (Pepe the Frog) flag identifies them as white nationalists.

Fascists marching a giant "thin blue line" pro-police flag through BLM Plaza

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