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Fourth week of Occupy Lafayette Park begins with vow to stay until Trump is gone

Sun, Aug 5 was Day 21 of Occupy Lafayette Park protests demanding impeachment of Donald Trump over the Russiagate election tampering scandal. After some electric violin music protesters vow to keep coming until Trump resigns or is impeached("till he's gone!")

Protesters vow to return night after night until Trump resigns or is impeached

View from inside the semicircle of protesters facing the lighted letters and sound

Occupy Lafayette Park Day 17: T-Rexes and shark rock out as Manafort trial gets moving

The first of August was Day 2 of jailed former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort's trial for tax and bank fraud. That evening was also the 17th consecutive evening of Occupy Lafayette Park's protests demanding that Donald Trump be impeached for the related Russiagate scandal. Three activists in T-Rex costumes and one dressed as a shark provided extra energy to this vigorous protest.

Occupy Lafayette Park Day 17:T-Rexes and a shark dance in vigorous protest demanding Donald Trump's impeachment

Occupy Lafayette Park Day 18: A speaker lists crimes and corruption by Trump

A Statement from the Shut It Down DC Coalition on Facebook's false "Russian Bot" censorship

Earlier today(July 31), Facebook deleted numerous Facebook pages, including one event aimed at promoting a protest against Jason Kessler's Unite The Right 2, the sequel no one asked for. The Shut It Down DC Coaliton has been meeting for weeks. We took over the Facebook event created by outside groups, in a desire to keep it accountable to local organizers. At numerous points, national groups have organized events in DC, and often demanded the resources of local organizers. We took over the Facebook event in question to prevent over-burden, and to control it.

In front of Facebook's DC headquarters on Aug 1

Mock demolition staged at Mayor Bowser's home against DC General demolition near shelter (and kids)

On the 30th of July, supporters of homeless familes living in the DC General shelter showed up in front of the Mayor's home to protest plans to demolish parts of the building before homeless families have moved out of other parts. Demolition can expose children living there to lead dust and other toxins. Apparently the Mayor wants to offer the site to Amazon for their HQ2 project as quickly as possible.

Video from SURG DC's and Emma Cleveland's Twitter clips

Mock demoliton of DC General staged in front of Mayor Bowser's home(Photo by SURJ-DC)

Ivy City residents, Empower DC crash Mayor Bowser's birthday party to save Crummel School

On the 26th of July, DC Mayor Bowser celebrated her birthday with a "public" party at the Ivy City Smokehouse, a restaurant owned by ProFish president and developer Greg Casten. Outside, Empower DC and Ivy City residents staged a loud protest demanding the Mayor include a rec center and playground in any redevelopment of the historic Crummel School site, saying "Something's fishy in Ivy City."

Video-Mayor Bowser shows up 40 minutes late, scuttles in the back to evade protesters in front

Something is fishy in Ivy City!

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

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