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Abolitionist Contingent breaks away from #FamiliesBelongTogether, protests at Stephen Miller's condo

On the 30th of June, the Abolitionist Contingent broke away from the huge #FamiliesBelongTogether march, and protested at the fancy condo home of Trump's senior policy adviser Stephen Miller. It was Stephen Miller who both designed Trump's Muslim Ban and encouraged Trump to start ripping children from their parent's arms at the border. Now he has to answer to the public at the very gates of his home.

Video of the breakaway march and home demo 2 min 13 sec

Protesting at the home of Trump policy adviser Stephen Miller, originator of the family separation policy AND the Muslim Ban

Women march on DOJ, Hart Building against ICE detention, 575-630 arrests in mass CD

On the 28th of June, a march of well over 1,000 mostly women marched past Trump Hotel and sat-in outside the "Dept of Injustice" without arrests. Afterwards they descended on Capitol Hill and backed up all entrances to the Dirksen and Hart buildings with the long search lines. Once inside, over 600 women were arrested in a massive civil disobedience against family separation and detention on the border

Video of the march and civil disobedience 4 min 8 sec

The scene inside the Hart Building (Still from Alejandro Alvarez video)

Movimiento Cocecha and allies shut down ICE's DC headquarters

On the 27th of June, Movimiento Cocecha backed by many allies showed up in front of ICE's DC headquarters on 12th st SW across from the FCC. ICE had barricaded their front doors-and told their employees to stay home for the day. Photos shot through side windows verified at least the first floor windows to be empty. Prevented from entering ICE's building, protesters blocked 12th st as well.

Video-shutting down ICE for the day 2 min 45 sec

Blocking 12th st in front of ICE

Rev. Barber Leads Nonviolent Direct Action at the White House

The Rev. Dr. William Barber leads a delegation of moral leaders in nonviolent direct action at the White House to challenge the policies of the Trump Administration and Congress that separate immigrant families from children, deny healthcare to the poor, cut SNAP for those in need and sow division to maintain power. Live Video Stream

 

Beyond Extreme Energy blockades FERC, 1st st NE

On the 25th of June, Beyond Extreme Energy blocked half of 1st st NE, enough to block access to to FERC's driveway. The blockade consisted of a pair of mock oil rgs with activists sitting inside. The blockade held firm for about 5 hours before the rig sitters climbed down and departed in victory without arrests.

Video overview of the five-hour blockade of FERC 3 min 16 sec

Noon rally after five hours of blockading FERC

Capitol Police block Poor Peoples's March from US Capitol grounds

On the 23ed of June, the Poor People's Campaign held a rally and march on the US Capitol at the endpoint of their initial 40 days of action. The US Capitol Police blocked the march from approaching the Capitol West Lawn, using police lines and protest pen fence to divert marchers. This was not expected by many marchers and could have created a dangerous crowd crush scenario.

Video of the march and the police lines/pens that hemmed it in 2min 42 sec

The lead of the march between a pair of pen fences after flanking the intial police line

DSA disrupts DHS Secretary 's dinner at Mexican restaurant MXDC

On the 19th of June, Dept of Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen thought dinner at a Mexican restaurant came with impunity from being called to account for separating children from their parents at the border. The Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America had other ideas, showing up inside MXDC to protest.

Better quality video-80% of the original live footage plus Kirstjen Nielsen fleeing to her car 8min 58 sec

Still from Metro-DC DSA's video

Poor People's Campaign Direct Action at HHS

A contingent of activists from the Poor People's Campaign marched to and delivered testimony at the Department of Health and Human Services, highlighting the plight of immigrant families separated by the Trump administration, health care and housing for all and other issues faced by poor people in this country.

Video Stream

 

Part 2

Poor People's Campaign launches coordinated blockades at multiple targets

On the 18th of June, the Poor People's Campaign abandoned Capitol Hill protests. Instead, they marched from a big tent on the Mall and broke into three sections. The march sections went to EPA, HUD, and HHS. The EPA and HUD got blockades, while HHS has barricaded protesters out. A "People's HHS" was erected at that location. In all cases cops declined to make arrests, so protesters escalated to street blockades and a final blockade at the Dept of Injustice.

Video including all of the blockades and targets (5min 33 sec)

The Poor People's Campaign blockade at the EPA

Black Lives Matter activists rally where MPD killed dirt bike rider

Early in May 2018, DC police escalated their war on Black youth riding dirt bikes and ATV's by killing dirt bike rider Jeffery Price in NE. Cops chased him in violation of the city's no-chase rule, and used an SUV to force a fatal collision at Fitch Place and Division Avenue, NE On the 15th of June, community activists held a protest rally at the same location.

Video-An attorney retained by Jeff Price's family speaks at the rally (15m)

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