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"Banantifa" protest at Tucker Carlson's house after his racist and sexist remarks

In the wake of Tucker Carlon's gutter racist and misogynistic remarks on "Bubba the Love Sponge," protesters arrived at his home on the evening of March 15. Several were dressed as "Banantifa" in banana costumes, while more were in Halloween costumes. A lot of cops and a number of area fascists stood on the other side of the street.

Video from in front of Tucker Carlson's house 2 min 32 sec

"Banantifa"

"Kremlin Annex" protests for impeachment still going on at White House

On the 14th of March, "Kremlin Annex" protesters held another of their still going on several times a week protests at the White House demanding that Trump step down, be impeached, or be removed for unfitness (25th Amendment).

Rally at White House remembers murdered Brazilian activist Marielle Franco

On March 14, 2019, murdered Brazilian human rights activists and Rio de Janeiro city council member Marielle Franco was remembered with with a vigil at the White House. Protesters condemned Brazil's fascist President Bolsonaro who among many other crimes once gave awards to the two military policemen who have been charged with Marielle's murder. Protesters also displayed copies of a street sign remembering her that pro-Bolsonaro politicians have been photographed holding broken pieces of while threatening to break other opponents of facism and white supremacy.

Video: Protesters call out Brazil's far-right for assasinating Marielle and using her murder to threaten others 4 min 11 sec

Costume Party at Tucker Carlson's house

When: Friday March 15, 6PM

Where: meet outside National United Methodist Church 3401 Nebraska Ave NW.

Wells Fargo CEO gets protest outside CEO's testimony before Congress

On the 12th of March, Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan had to face a griling by the U.S. House Financial Services Committee. Outside the Rayburn Building, protesters displayed a banner demanding Wells Fargo "Stop funding Climate Change" with their investments in oil, pipelines and fracking.

Chelsea Manning HELD for refusing to speak to grand jury

On the 8th of March, Chelsea Manning was held and taken into custody after appearing in Federal court for a contempt hearing after refusing to speak to a grand jury the previous day. She stated that she does not believe in or accept this secret process that "tends to favor the government" while speaking before the hearing. Several supporters were able to get inside the courthouse to support her prior to entering the closed hearing.

Video-Chelsea Manning notes these secretive hearings "favor the government" before entering the courthouse

Rally Against Chelsea Manning Federal Grand Jury Summons

Rally Against Chelsea Manning Federal Grand Jury Summons

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM EST

401 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314

Sunrise Movement occupies Mitch McConnell's office for Green New Deal

On the 25th of February, hundreds of activists from the Sunrise Movement occupied Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office. They were protesting his efforts to scuttle the Green New Deal with a quick (presumably NO) vote before it can even be fully written. Protesters called him out for "lining your pockets while we die in floods." Over 40 of them were arrested after refusing orders to roll up their signs and leave.

Video from raw clips originally posted to Twitter by Aida Chavez

Photo by Mark Ruffalo

Rojava benefit concert plays to capacity crowd at St Stephens

On the evening of the 23ed of February, several punk bands with Anti-Flag headlining played a Rojava(Kurdish) benefit show at St Stephens. The show was entirely sold out. At several times, anti-Fascist and pro-YPG/YPJ chants alternated with the music. A film from the war front against Daesh and Turkey was shown, and several speakers were invited to the stage as well as the bands.

Whole room filled for the show

Extinction Rebellion holds second "Freaky Fridays" rally at Suntrust Plaza

On Friday, the 22nd of February, DC's Extinction Rebellion chapter held their second "Freaky Fridays" protest about extreme climate chaos and resulting extinctions in a row. This time around, the chosen site was Suntrust Plaza at the intersection of 18th st and Columbia Road. This was picked both to call out Suntrust for their role in funding fossil fuels and because the area is very busy on a Friday night.

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