Civil Rights/Equal Rights

Dulles Airport gets protest of Trumps' Muslim Ban 2.0

On the 18th of March, protesters gathered at Dulles International Airport against Donald Trump's revised Muslim travel ban, the one that was supposed to go into effect two days earlier. Federal courts have again blocked Trump's racist Muslim ban in cases filed by Maryland and Hawaii. Trump has appealed, but his big mouth is getting him into trouble with judges frowning on such statements as that he really wanted the first version with its explicit religious test.

Second protest of Muslim Ban at CPB, five arrests reported

On the 7th of March, protesters assembled at the Ronald Reagan Building for a second protest against Trump's "Muslim Ban 2.0." There is a report on the DisruptJ20 Twitter feed of five arrests. Presumably those were in a civil disobedience, but those cases should be watched closely due to current aggressive prosecution of protesters against Trump's fascism.

Photo by Katie Egan

Muslim Ban 2.0 draws protesters to White House in spite of police interference

On the 6th of March, Trump signed "Muslim Ban 2.0" which is mostly the same as the first Muslim ban except for not exempting Middle Eastern Christians overtly and exempting Iraq due to threats to mirror-image the ban against US mercenaries. Protesters responded by gathering at the White House. In response, police closed Penn Ave and then about 2/3 of Lafayette Park, forcing protesters to march back. Later yet a journalist was detained and harassed by Secret Service, only to be released without charges.

Video showing police closing the park and protesters sticking it to Trump's new Muslim Ban anyway

"Never Again" is NOW!

Video from the February 4 No Wall No Ban 2 March

Video selections of the February 4 2017, second march from the White House to the Capitol , including the Supreme Court, to protest Trump's executive orders targeting refugees and immigrants.

Migrants march on White House against Trump's ICE raids

On the 11th of February, migrants and their supporters marched on the White House against the wave of immigration raids that have swept several states this weekend. The DC march was completed without incident, but a similar march in New York City was assaulted by police and several marchers there were arrested after taking to the streets.

Video of the march originally uploaded to Twitter by Nancy Trevino

National Airport gets protest against Muslim travel ban, court overturns this executive order

On Wed, Feb 1, as many as 1,500 protesters against Donald Trumps' (now on hold) Muslim travel ban jammed an area of Washington National Airport near an information counter. The protest began with about 600 people and grew over the following hour.

Update Feb 5:Federal court action has overturned the Muslim Ban, blocking any further enforcement for the moment. Due to a conflicting opinion from another court, this will go to appeals and possibly all the way to the US Supreme Court.

Protests in Annapolis demand fracking ban not Muslim ban

On the first of February, two related protests took place in Annapolis as Governor Hogan gave the state equivalent of the State of the Union speech. The first was a rally outside demanding that MD ban gas fracking outright, making the current moratorium permanent. In addition, a small crew planned to set up a banner inside demanding that Gov Hogan take a stand against Trump's travel and refugee ban on Muslims. They got in, found the action impossible, and set up the banner outside as delegates left

Inspirational video from the Annapolis fracking and Muslim ban protests

Protesters demand MD Governor Hogan support a permanent ban on gas fracking in the state

Capitol Police threaten arrests as mass protest sits in front of Hatch's office

On the 31st of January, protesters against Trump, his Muslim ban, and his extremist cabinet nominees filled the hallway in front of Sen Orrin Hatch's office. As of 3PM Capitol Police threatening arrests

#NoWallNoBan White House Rally and March

YouTube Live refeed of the White House rally and march to the Capitol 

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Protesters, Democrats gather at Supreme Court against Trump's refugee ban

On the 30th of January, the Democratic Party staged a rally and press conference at the Supreme Court to condemn Donald Trump's unlawful refugee ban. Thousands of other protesters showed up. Even the US ruling class is now divided on Trump's refugee ban decree, with members of Congress marching out of the Capitol to the Supreme Court to initiate the protest.

Photo by Emilio Galván

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