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Handmaids, anti-Trump acts in High Heel Race as putting Mayor's name on it stokes controversy

On the 30th of October, the annual pre-Halloween High Heel Race took to 17th st. There were multiple participants in "Handmaid's Tale" costume, a possible reference to the Kavanaugh confirmation fightback. Also present were participants with "Trump is a Drag" and "Drag out Trump" signs.

Video including the Handmaids, the anti-Trump act, and a critique of the Mayor 1 min 14 sec

#WontBeErased: Transgender activists and allies protest at Zorbas, staff or management calls the cops

Video from Zorbas (960x540 resolution) 2 min 58 sec

On the 26th of October, transgender activists and allies showed up at Zorbas, a supposedly GLBTQ friendly restaurant just north of Dupont Circle in DC. They were there to educate diners about the ongoing murder of transgender people and especially transgender people of color in the US. The case of Crystal Lee was cited as an example. The response by Zorba's staff was to summon the police.

The scene inside Zorbas as transgender activists and their friends held an educational "mic-check" intended to last five minutes

#KremlinAnnex impeachment protest reaches 100 nights outside the White House

The 23rd of October was the 100th evening of the #KremlinAnnex protests outside the White House demanding that Donald Trump be impeached, removed as unfit, or resign from office

Video: the 100th #KremlinAnnex protest in a row 43 sec

Stop Police Terror Project marches on National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality

On the 22nd of October, the National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality, the Stop Police Terror Project and Black Lives Matter-DC marched against Mayor Bowser's "Resume Raiser" event hoping to catch her there, and then against the brand-new National Law Enforcement Museum. Mayor Bowser scuttled out the back door and escaped from her own event as Black Lives Matter spoke in front of the front door.

Video of the march on Mayor Bowser's event and the National Law Enforcement Museum

Black Lives Matter at the National Law Enforcement Museum

Protest remembering murdered Trans Women Marches into Columbia Heights restaurants

On the 19th of October, Transgender activists and their allies gathered at the Columbia Heights Metro and marched into a variety of area restaurants. The protest was on behalf of the shocking number of transgender people who have been murdered, and focussed on the case of Jennefer Laude, a Filipina transgender woman who was murdered by a US Marine who claimed "self-defense" for strangling her to death after finding she was transgender.

The protest visited Chipotle, Starbucks, a branch of the notoriously homophobic Chick-Fil-A chain, and Z-Burger. Not surprisinly the worst issues with threats from staff were at Chick-Fil-A.

Video from all four stops of the protest for murdered trans women

Fists up for murdered transgender folks at Chipotle

"Supervillains" visit Congress for FERC nominee Bernard McNamee

On the 16th of October, activists from Beyond Extreme Energy dressed as "Supervillains" to mockingly lobby for confirmation of Trump's new FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) nominee Bernard McNamee. Supervillains included Columbus, the Joker, the Ghost of Fossil Fuels Past, the UnderTrumper(a mining fanatic), and more.

Beyond Extreme Energy Video of "Supervillains" inside the Senate Office Buildings

The Joker and Christopher Columbus-just two of the Supervillains supporting Trump's nomination of Bernard McNamee to FERC

#Kremlin Annex protest speaker takes on Proud Boy/GOP assault in NYC, Proposed Park Service protest bans/fees

On the 13th of October, one of the drummers at the #KremlinAnnex impeachment rally in front of the White House took time out to speak about the GOP inviting the violent Proud Boys to a Republican Club event in NYC. After discussing the resulting streeet violence, she warned that the Park Service is attempting to ban such protests as the #KremlinAnnex peaceful protest in front of the White House with new restrictions on permits and possibly even fees to exercise 1st Amendement rights.

Video featuring the speaker discussing the Proud Boys violence and the proposed new Park Service bans and fees on protests

Pirate themed DC Bike Party for Oct 2018

On the 10th of October, the DC Bike party took to the streets in a pirate-themed ride. The theme was based on piracy in the age of sail rather than modern pirates who often use a fishing boat with two big outboard motors on the back.

Video emphasizing the pirate theme of the ride

Protesters at Supreme Court as Kavanaugh shows up for Day 1

On the 9th of October, "Injustice Brett KKKavanaugh" reported to the US Supreme Court for his first day of putting his agenda into action. Just to enter the building he had to get past protesters. A three-SUV motorcade that dove into the building past penned protesters was probably him. Afterwards protesters in "Handmaid's Tale" costumes marched to the front of the building

Video-protesting Kavanaugh's motorcade,then the Handmaid's March to the front of SCOTUS 1 min 12 sec

The last of 3 SUV's in what may have been Kavanaugh's motorcade which had to dive into the garage past protesters

Progressives confront Trumpers outside White House as Kavanaugh gets 2nd swearing-in by Trump

On the evening of October 8, Donald Trump summoned Brett Kavanaugh to the White House for a ceremonial second swearing-in. Outside, Penn Ave was closed, but arguments between progressives and Trump supporters broke out up and down the opposite sidewalk until the loud "Kremlin Annex" protesters showed up with musical instruments and their PA to drown the MAGAts out.

Video: Magats admit to being driven by religion, KremlinAnnex protesters drown them out 2 min 7 sec

Trump supporters argue with protesters outside Kavanaugh's second swearing-in for primetime TV

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