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Trumpers, fascists hold rally for J6 defendents behind walls of cops

On the 18th of September, hundreds of Trump supporters (MAGAts) and assorted fascists held their so-called "justice for J6" rally in front of the US Capitol. Huge numbers of cops protected the Capitol from them, and them from the general public. One counterprotest was held up close, and a larger one at Freedom Plaza

Video-cops, other fascists and counterprotesters at the Capitol 1 min 29 sec

Riot cops and counterprotesters at the US Capitol

Supreme Court "Injustice" Kavanaugh gets abortion rights home demo

On the evening of September 13, protesters descended on the home of US Supreme Court "Justice" Kavanaugh. The protesters were infuriated by the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Texas ban on abortion after 6 weeks and demanded that Kavanaugh resign from the Supreme Court.

Video of the protest at Kavanaugh's house 2 min 51 sec

Code Pink launches "Cut the Pentagon" campaign at White House rally

On the 12th of September, Code Pink launched the "Cut the Pentagon: campaign to redirect money away from the Pentagon and to other priorities. They held a rally in Lafayette Sq with a cake symbolizing both the Pentagon and the budget, which was literally cut and served out to participants.

Video-cutting the "Pentagon" in Lafayette Sq 1 min 11 sec

Cutting the Pentagon: this cake symbolizing the Pentagon was in 5 segments but which ended up being 10 sides, possibly due to baking equipment limitations.

Extreme-right Sean Feucht "Let Us Worship" concert gets tiny turnout

On Sep 11 and 12, Christian evangelical and far-right activist Sean Feucht held one of his "let us worship" concerts on the Mall in DC. His permit called for a maximum of 30,000 attendees, but photos show he got less than 10% of that if even that..

This is nowhere near 30,000 Christian fundamentalists and MAGAts

Activists hold rally to demand NO vote on Metro police powers expansion.

On Sep 7, Black Lives Matter and transit activists rallied at Columbia Heights Civic Plaza to demand that the WMATA (Metro) board vote NO on the proposal to expand Metro police powers. This vote originally scheduled for July 29 was postponed to Sep 9 after WMATA board member Tom Bulger received a protest at his home on July 27.

Update Sep 9: vote on expanding Metro Transit Police powers expansion delayed again

Video by StonieFlix of continuing protest INSIDE Metro 44 sec

March for An'Twan Gilmore and George Watson takes over U st area

Since the police murder of An'Twan Gilmore MPD has not stopped killing. Thus, the name of George Watson had to be added to An'Twan Gilmore's name for the planned Friday night march against MPD. This time around, marchers headed into the crowded U st dining and bar corridor for maximum visibility.

Video highlights of U st March 54 sec

Twice the march passed Nellie's in a chorus of boos

Protests and dissent begin as SCOTUS guts Roe vs Wade in TX

Just before midnight Sep 1-2, the US Supreme Court refused to stop a Texas abortion law that empowers private "bounty hunters" to sue anyone who helps anyone get a abortion after six weeks. Less than 24 hours later, the first sparks of what will soon be a roaring conflagration of protest began at the Supreme Court.

A small speakout-and one of the first sparks of the coming conflagration of protest

Climate activists attempt to board up corporate lobbyists front doors

On the 30th of August, climate activists sought to board up and sandbag four notorious corporate lobbying offices, as though a hurricane had hit them. The first target was caught undefended and MPD was late. This was the day after Hurricane Ida smashed into New Orleans, which was exactly 16 years after Katrina.

Video-analysis of efforts to board up climate-busting lobbyists in DC 4 min 34 sec

Crossroads Strategies boarded and sandbagged after being caught undefended

March for An'Twan Gilmore lays siege to MPD's 5D headquarters

On the 28th of August, after a long day of voting rights marches, marchers again assembled at NY Ave and FL Ave NE for An'Twan Gilmore. After a feint downtown, marchers headed E on NY Ave and descended on MPD's 5D headquarters. When they got there, cops stood wall to wall to defend their precinct but avoided a fight. Possibly they know they are guilty and don't want to trigger further unrest.

Video: protesters beseige MPD's 5D precinct 45 sec

Cops face off against protesters at MPD's 5D headquarters but avoid a fight

Final Boycott Nellie's Block Party of the summer

On the 27th of August, the final scheduled Boycott Nellie's Block Party took place in front of nearly empty Nellie's Sports Bar. The boycott itself continues: the previous night, Nellie''s owner Doug refused to show up at a community listening session he had previously agreed to attend.

Video-dancers outside Nellies on Aug 27 42 sec

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