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Dangerous white supremacists return to Mall

On the 29th of January, dangerous white supremacists returned to DC, marching on the Mall carrying an explicity Fascist modification of the US flag. Barely two weeks after a fascist insurrection stormed the US Capitol they carried their flags on long sticks and set off smoke bombs while chanting racist slogans.There was zero police interference or harassment.

Lydia Pillis video clearly showing the fasces added to their modified US flags 29 sec

Photo by Lydia Pillis

J20: Few fascists show up(and get stripping counterprotest), Trump flies off to Miami like other failed coup plotters

On the 20th of January, the streets were mostly quiet as Trump quit the White House and fled to Miami with the rest of the failed coup plotters. A few brave folks celebrated in the streets but most stayed away fearing an attack from the extreme-right. The hate group "official street preachers" showed up at Union Station but was driven off by counterprotesters stripping in front of them.

Video-stripping counterprotesters confront, drive off SLPC-listed hate preachers 2 min 20 sec

Video by DC YLF of police detainment of POC folks from LA on their way back to their cars 16 sec

BLM Plaza as Trump quits DC to lead his new "Patriot Party" from his Florida headquarters in "exile"

Harassing "Pizzagate" conspiracy theorists driven off from Comet Pizza by dance party

On the 19th of January, fundamentalist Christian "Pizzagate" believers attempted to harass Comet Pizza (again...) only to be driven off by a loud dance party. Their slanderous chants were answered with Lady Ga-ga and other dance music, and soon a full-on dance party began. Not long after, the Fundies packed it in, tapped out, and quit the field.

Video of Comet's sucessful dance party response to "Pizzagate" harassment 58 sec

Photo by Peter Greenberger

Armed militiamen, Boogaloo Bois show up at Richmond gun rally/lobby day

The 18th of January saw another armed protest in a state capitol, this time in Richmond. The annual 2nd Amendment lobby day organizers were upstaged by militia and Boogaloo Bois open carrying in defiance of Richmond's recent legislation banning firearms at protests. Two days to go to Inauguration.

Video: Graham Moonaw caught armed milita and Boogaloo Bois admitting to illegally carrying rifles at the Richmond protest 44 sec

Sandi Bachom got this photo of militamen open carrying in violation of new Richmond city laws concerning weapons at demonstrations. One in the Hawaiian print shirt used by the Boogaloo Bois

Million Militia march is no-show in face of National Guard

On the 17th of January, the expected armed "Million Militia March" on DC was a no-show. Some organizers had reportedly cancelled, and media folks at their expected assembly areas saw nothing. So far, only in Michigan have armed far-right protesters appeared. One day down,three to go.

Fences go up, armed troops deploy in face of Fascist threats to assault Inauguration

On the 15th of January, police agencies began fencing off large parts of downtown DC as they usually do for an Inauguration. In addition, large numbers of armed National Guard troops began showing up in the city. They are intended to protect Biden's Inauguration from armed Trump supporters and outright neo-Nazis, assuming they don't change sides themselves.

Video: fences, National Guard troops-and BLM Plaza still open Jan 16 1 min 38 sec

Long view of White House, BLM Plaza, and National Guard down 16th st as seen on Jan 16

Protesters demand expulsion of pro-coup Congressmen on day of Trump's 2nd impeachment

On the 13th of January, the House voted to impeach Donald Trump for a 2nd time. Outside protesters held giant banners demanding that members of Congress who supported the Jan 6 coup attempt be expelled in addition to Trump. Large numbers of cops trailed them, and at at least one point made threats of arrest.

Video: ShutDownDC's footage of so many cops trailing the banner holders 12 sec

Some fascists still in DC, BLM Plaza hassled again

On the 7th of January, small packs of fascists and Magats were still visible in DC, many of them playing tourist and even some still just across 1st St from the US Capitol. In at least one incident defenders of BLM Plaza were again put to the test.

Video-cops remove Trump supporter from BLM Plaza after attack on sign holder 1 min 5 sec

This man tried to tear down a sign at the temporarily repositioned Black Lives Matter Plaza vigil, only to be escorted out by cops

Five dead as fascists storm US Capitol, forcibly delay confirmation of Trump's defeat

On the 6th of January, Trumpers, fascists, and Proud Boys fought their way through 4 layers of police fencing, fought the Capitol Police to the point of blood on the Capitol steps, and pierced through the police defenses. They broke a window, maced the cops, and stormed the US Capitol itself, forcibly delaying the vote to confirm Biden's victory over Trump in the 2020 election.

Update Jan 7: A wounded US Capitol Police officer has died in the hospital, raising the death toll to 5.

Video: fascists egged on by Trump's demand to storm the US Capitol do exactly that 1 min 45 seconds

Fascist Trumpers smash their way into the Capitol through a window

Proud Boys assault police line in failed attempt to storm Black Lives Matter Plaza

Late night on the 5th of January, the Proud Boys marched in force on Black Lives Matter Plaza. They got nearly to the plaza itself before being stopped by an MPD police line. They attempted to charge through by force and failed. One may have gotten onto the plaza before being arrested. So much for "Back the Blue!"

Video: Proud Boys try to storm BLM Plaza right through MPD's police line 20 sec

Proud Boys attempt to storm BLM Plaza, chant "Fuck Antifa" as MPD holds them back to keep the community from going to war (still from RawsMedia video)

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