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Occupy Lafayette Park, Day 11: T-rex from Rex Tillerson protest shows up

On July 26 was the 11th evening of impeachment protests outside the White House. This time around featured an electric violin and one of the famous T-Rex costumes first seen in the Jan 11, 2017 protest against confirming former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.

Video-the T-Rex at Occupy Lafayette Park 53 sec

Update July 28: Video-Occupy Lafayette Park Day 13: Pro-Trump MAGAT gives up attempt to counterprotest

"T-Rex against Treason" demanding impeachment of Donald Trump June 26, 2018

Stop the Hate-resist fascists in DC on August 12

This year the alt-right is taking its ideology and malice on a nationwide tour. It’s no surprise that the final stop is the front of the White House at Lafayette Square. Trump is the white nationalists’ President. While ICE separates children from their parents at the border, Patriot Prayer and Proud Boys hold anti-immigrant rallies. It’s up to us to halt their march!

Video-Stop the Hate

Alt-right holding nationwide tour of hate-it's up to us to stop their finale in front of the White House

Occupy Lafayette Park: Day 9

Stream interrupted but picks up with Vlad describing Putin's rise to power and potential parallels with the USA, plus a translation for Trump (6:40). Beats and moves by Malik and Dance Sorcery (12:20, 32:10), MC is Justin.  Christine Pelosi describes her role as a Hamilton Elector(53:00).

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Stopped before the MAGA assault at the end but check out @N2Sreports for footage of that event.

Occupy Lafayette Park continues for 8th night in a row

On the 23ed of July, impeachment protesters furious about the Trump/Putin summit and other issues staged the 8th evening in a row of noisy protests outside the White House. This time around featured a band including drums performing numbers calling on people to "dump trump," and the keynote speaker was Congressman Steve Cohen. Rep Cohen denounced the lawless behavior of the Trump regime but seemed to think the pre-Trump global reputation of the US was much better than it actually was.

Video: Rep Cohen's speech followed by the band's "Dump Trump" music

Day 9: Trump supporter assaults elder, is detained by Secret Service. He was release when the victim refused to press charges.

Zero Hour climate march proceeds in heavy rain, demands action on climate change

The heavy rains of July 21 were unable to stop DC's Zero Hour Climate March, one of many such marches around the world. The Zero Hour marches were organized by young people, and at least the DC march featured a significant presence of Indigenous activists including veterans of the DAPL fightback at Standing Rock.

Video of Zero Hour march on the move

Photo by Zero Hour

Occupy Lafayette park: Opera Night

Day Four of Occupy Lafayette Park featured "Opera Night": two singers who sang opera solos and patriotic songs, with one flipping off MAGA hecklers. Featuring Dominic Lion (throughout), pissed off opera singers Molly and Carla (24:25 and 54:35), John Aravosis(38:15), Rock Newman(1:01:07), and Bianca Vivion(1:05:51).

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Pissed off opera singers join Occupy Lafayette Park

Secret Service clears street in front of White House over one protester w bullhorn

As the 4th evening in a row of Occupy Lafayette Park protests was winding down, a single protester with a bullhorn stepped up near the sidewalk in front of the White House fence. She loudly called out the stupidity and the cruelty of racist Donald Trump The response of Secret Service was to clear Penn Ave

Video-police clear Penn Ave in reponse to single protester with bullhorn after dark

This is all it takes to make Secret Service shut down Penn Ave

Trump/Putin protests demanding impeachment grow, develop "pitchforks and torches" atmosphere

On the 16th of July, Donald Trump and Vladimar Putin held a joint press conference in Brussels, both denying charges that Russia interfered in the 2016 election to hand the White House to Trump. Beginning on the 16th of June, a largely new crop of protesters under the name Occup yLafayette Park was outside the White House, calling Trump a traitor for his dealings with Putin and demanding his impeachment. By the third night, growing crowds managed to create a "pitchforks and torches" atmosphere even using only candles.

Video Night 3:growing crowds develop a somewhat "pitchforks and torches" atmosphere

Video Night 2:police clear protesters from Penn Ave as Trump is called "traitor"

The scene in front of the White House on the third night of impeachment protests (Wed July 18)

Migrants, supporters march in Columbia Heights after ICE raids on apartments

On the 12th of July, ICE agents raided the Sarbin Towers apartments on 16th st, arresting nine people both residents and passers by. Other raids also occurred that week, as ICE assaulted this supposed sanctuary city. In response, a very large crowd marched from a the park at 14th and Kenyon and blocked 16th st in several locations, including at the site of the Sarbin Towers raid.

Video: Speakers denounce Bowser's collaboration, big march heads to 16th st

The starting rally at 14th and Kenyon streets

Video from big 6th anniversary DC Bike Party

On the 13th of July, the DC Bike Party held a very large ride on the 6th anniversary of their first ride. Normally the rides are on the second Wed of the month, but this special ride was on a Friday.

Video highlights of the early part of the ride

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