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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

Trump senior adviser Jared Kushner gets protest at home vs "peace by eviction" plan for Palestine

On the 12th of July, Trump son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner received a protest at his house by activists demanding the right of return for Palestinian refugees. Kushner is promoting a "peace plan" without Palestinian input to transfer most Palestinian lands to 3ed party nations and expect peace in return for these wholesale evictions.

Video featuring the mock auction of Palestine and display of the faces of the fallen

A mock auction of Palestinian lands in front of Jared Kushner's house

Code Pink Tells Jared Kushner "Palestine is Not for Sale!"

Code Pink protesters rally for the Palestinian Right of Return in front of the Secret Service at Jared Kushner's home in Washington DC. YouTube Link

From the Code Pink press release:

"His proposed peace plan will not achieve peace if it gives away Palestinians’ right to Jerusalem and does not include the essential right of return or an end to the siege. 

Mass Mobilization Against The Alt-Right in Washington DC, August 10-12

We are calling all anti-fascists and people of good conscience to participate in international days of action August 10 through August 12 and a mass mobilization in Washington DC. This is for Heather Heyer, ICE abolition, open borders, dismantling the prison industrial complex, and ending the settler colonial system. We will confront fascism, antisemitism, Islamaphobia, white supremacy, and state violence on August 10-12.

Video from shutitdowndc.org Update: corrected video link

Skirmishes break out at Supreme Court after Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh

On the 9th of July, Donald Trump nominated Brett M. Kavanaugh to be the next new Supreme Court "justice." A large number of protesters gathered at the Supreme Court after his nomination was announced. As right-wingers sought to disrupt a large progressive protest they were surrounded and drowned out by an angry crowd.

Video of confrontations with aggressive anti-choice activists

J20 prosecutions end in defeat as government files motion to dismiss all remaining cases

The 6th of July, 2018 will forever be known to some as "V-J20 day," the day prosecutors threw in the towel and filed a motion to dismiss all remaining charges stemming from Trump's Inauguration without prejudice. Defeated by two juries and judicial sanctions for willfully hiding exculpatory evidences, prosecutors have finally given up and Disrupt J20 has won.

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