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BLM blockades Chinatown, "National Emergency" protesters rally at White House

At Noon on the 18th of February, protesters at the White House declared that TRUMP is the "national emergency". This is over his attempt to claim dictatorial powers to remove as many Brown people from the US as possible and build his wall. At the exact same time, Black Lives Matter blockaded Chinatown, protesting MPD and Bowser for their efforts to remove as many Black people from DC as possible.

Video of the blockade at 7th and H sts with the mock prison cells 3 min 16 sec

Protesters and mock prison cells exclude car traffic from prime shopping territory in Chinatown.

Extinction Rebellion holds climate chaos "Jeopardy" in Columbia Heights

On the 15th of Feb, the DC chapter of the global Extinction Rebellion movement held a "Jeopardy" themed street theater event in Columbia Heights. Questions included "a form of government made more common by climate change and resulting migration" for which the answer of course was "what is Fascism?"

Noise Protest outside DC Jail protests 8 months w no Rec Time

Recently, BLM activists and No Justice No Pride got word that inmates at both the DC Jail (Central Detention Facitly) and the so-called "Correctional Treatment Facility" had used various excuses to deny inmates ALL outdoor recreation time for the past 8 months. In reponse, activists staged a pot-and-pan banging noise protest outside the jail on the evening of Valentine's Day.

Video-banging pots and pans outside DC Jail, (at 3:03)guard shoves videographer 3 min 45 sec

March for TPS Justice tears down mock wall at Trump Hotel, marches on Capitol Hill

On the 12th of Feb, migrants holding Temporary Protected Status backed by a massive crowd of supporters marched from the White House to Capitol Hill to demand legal permanent residency. The march stopped at Trump Hotel, where a mock wall banner emblazoned "No Borders on Stolen Land" was set up, then torn to pieces in symbolic demolition of Trump's wall.

Video featuring tearing down the mock wall at Trump Hotel 2 min 42 sec

This mock wall at Trump Hotel was torn to bits by the crowd, just as Congress needs to tear up his demands for wall money

State of the Union draws protests in multiple locations

Before Donald Trump could give his State of the Union Address filled with racist venom against migrants, he had to get past protesters. There were protesters at the White House and along both the Constitution Ave and Independence Ave motorcade route options.

Video from the motorcade route protests 3 min 1 sec

A motorcade's-eye view of the Constitution Ave side of the main protest

Arsonist attempts to burn down Comet Pizza

On Jan 24, an unknown person walked into Comet Pizza while it was open and people were inside, squirted a flammable liquid onto the back curtains and set the curtain on fire. A fast-reacting person with a fire extinguisher got the fire out before it could spread, saving the building and possibly many lives. As of this writing the arsonist is still at large.

Extinction Rebellion marches casket to Natural History museum, blocks Const Ave

On the 26th of January, the Extinction Rebellion marched a casket from Pershing Park to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History to memorialize the many species which have been made extinct by human activity. At the conclusion of a funeral service for human-extincted species at the musuem, activsts marched off and blocked the intersection of 9th st (395 entrance) and Constitution Ave. No arrests resulted.

Video of the march, funeral service, and blockade 5 min 34 sec

Marching a casket through the streets for all the species made extinct by humans

Protests continue against US support for possible coup in Venezuala

On the 26th of January, a second round of protest against US interferect and support for a possible coup in Venezuala took place in front of the White House. Trump has unilaterally recognized Juan Guaido as President of Venezuala, even though he has attempted to declare himself President outside of any election process.

Video-speaker calls out Guaido for links to Bolsonaro 1 min 15 sec

US Hands Off Venezuela White House Protest Video

Emergency protest in the rain in front of the White House by the Party for Socialism and Liberation and Code Pink  to protest the US threats against Venezuelan sovereignty.

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Federal workers occupy Hart building, Sen Mitch McConnell's office over shutdown

On the 23ed of January, Trump's "government shutdown" began to fall into chaos. As the government prepared to miss a second paycheck Federal workers swarmed the Hart building chanting "No more food banks we want a paycheck!" Some went on to occupy Senator Mitch McConnel's office, leading to 12 arrests.

Update Jan 25:Trump folds, agreeing to reopen gov't until Feb 15 WITHOUT wall funding as air travel called "unsafe," Federal workers protest, and chaos mounts."State of Emergency" for wall still a serious risk

Video-protest in the Hart Atrium and at Sen McConnell's office 50 sec

Empty plates raised aloft in the Hart atrium as a deafening chant rises

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