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Embassy Protection Collective HOLDING Embassy of Venezuala against Trump-backed forces of Juan Guaido

Update Apr 29:US backed Venezualan opposition claims they will take over Embassy "this week" but this would require considerable force to be used against those who are legally occupying the building. Reinforcements needed!

Since early April, Code Pink and allied groups have been living in and holding the Embassy of Venezuala, keeping out the Trump-backed opposition forces of self-declared "president" Juan Guaido. Diplomats from Venezuala's current government were ordered out of the US, but on the way out they handed the Embassy over to Code Pink for safekeeping. April 28th it appeared that Secret Service might attempt to retake the building but the attack never materialized.

Protesters in T-rex suits demand Japan stop funding coal at Prime Minister's Trump visit

On the 26th of April, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe visited Donald Trump at the White House.Outside were protesters from Oil Change International in T-rex suits. They were demanding that Japan stop funding dirty coal plants in neighboring countries, especially one in Vietnam that will not have the same emission controls as Japan's own coal burning power plants.

Video-protesters in dinosaur suits vs fossil fuel coal at PM Abe's visit 33 sec

WTU rally demands full funding for schools, existing budget has other priorities

On the 25th of April, Washington Teacher's Union showed up at Freedom Plaza demanding the City Council amend the upcoming FY budget to fully fund public schools in all 8 wards. It is well known the Mayor prefers to focus on other priorities such as charter schools, stadiums, and anything else to encourage the "New Washingtonians" and their condos to come.

Video-Rev Hagler speaks at the rally 2 min 23 sec

WTU in front of the Wilson Building demanding funds for schools in all 8 wards (as opposed to the things Bowser prefers to subsidize)

424DC #ArmenianGenocide Commemoration and Protest

Armenian protesters demanding justice for the Armenian Genocide in front of the Turkish Embassy and are met with Turkish flags, loudspeakers and counter-protesters attempting to drown them out.

 

Speech by Nareg Kuyunjian, Armenian Youth Federation, after 36:57 in Armenian, English at 44:23

YouTube Livestream

Massive #DontMuteDC event at 14th and U features go-go music, dirt bikes

On the 23rd of April, the #DontMuteDC movement sparked by a single "New Washingtonian" attemting to silence go-go music at MetroPCS returned to 14th and U sts NW. This time the protest had a new demand: fully funding DC schools in Wards 7 and 8. For the evening a touch of Anacostia was brought to 14th st as go-go music pumped and dirt bike/ATV riders showed up to cheers from the crowd.

Video sample of the go-go music and scene with the dirt bikes/ATV's 1 min 24 sec

14th and U shortly before sunset on April 23

Unknown fascist draws swastika on window of activist car

Late night on April 20-21, an unknown person left a swastika drawn in black marker ink on the right side window of an anti-fascist activist's car. This is in the wake of the defeat of attempts by Patriot Front to post their propaganda in Washington DC. The full car is not being shown here, and the activist not named so as not to confirm anyone's identification of the car.

A black ink swastika on a glass car window is difficult to photograph in the full sun of the next day(when it was discovered)

Controversy erupts as yuppie dog walkers invade Howard University

In recent weeks, white dog walkers from nearby condos have been literally shitting on parts of Howard University deemed sacred space by some students. Meanwhile, African-American dog walkers from neighborhoods near Howard generally do NOT walk their dogs at Howard according to the Washington Post. The hashtag "#HUisNotADogPark" has arisen on Twitter, and the push to remove the yuppie dog walkers from Howard has been tied to the succesful #dontmutedc campaign that restored go-go music to MetroPCS after a resident of the upscale Shay effectively ordered it stopped.

White Man says on FOX News that Howard University should move 19 sec

Kremlin Annex/impeachment protest draws crowd evening after redacted Mueller report released

On the 18th of April, the long-awaited Mueller report on the Trump/Russia affair was released in a redacted form. Again, as in the summary the report claims no collusion between Trump and Russian agents seeking to interfere in the 2016 election. Protesters at the White House disputed this report, claiming Attorney General Bob Barr cooked the report to ensure this conclusion and should be impeached alongside Trump.

Video: Lots of "tourists" at Kremlin Annex protest 1 min 9 sec

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Beyond Extreme Energy drops banner, disrupts FERC meeting

On the 18th of April, two activists from Beyond Extreme Energy scaled the headquarters of FERC and dropped a banner from the awning. Others inside disrupted FERC's monthly meeting, at which gas and fracking eminent domain projects are normally rubber stamped

Video from the top of FERC's awning 4 min 44 sec

Photo by BXE

8 arrests at Extinction Rebellion "Climate Games" at GOP headquarters

On the 16th of April, the Extinction Rebellion showed up in front of Republican Party headquarters just S of the US Capitol. Extinction Rebellion blocked off First Street and began setting up for the "Climate Games" pitting Team Earth against Team Greed. Capitol Police pounced almost immediately, making 8 arrests within five minutes of their first warning and disrupting the Games.

Video showing just a few minutes from protesters setting up to the police warnngs and arrests 6 min 30 sec

First warning was within ten minutes, arrests within 5 minutes of that

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