Nazis, alt-right show up at fizzled Trump/MAGA "Mother of all Rallies"

On the 16th of September, Trump supporters held their "Mother of All Rallies" on the Mall, only to draw a very small turnout compared to promises. They reserved two panels of the Mall, but at times had only a few hundred people, and one Twitter poster claimed up to half were counterprotesters. Dozens of the MOAR attendees were "alt-right" white supremacists, some with explicitly white supremacist flags and emblems.

Update 9-16 11PM:Fash afterparty found at Harry's bar with Kyle Chapman (based stickman) in attendance. He pursues Indymedia photgrapher (presumably to assault) but cannot keep up.

Update 9-16 7PM: Capitol City Brewing set to host alt-right afterparty, anti-fascists disrupt

Video-Known Nazis and Kekistan flags at MOAR, area antifascists debate the fash

This is the "Kekistan" flag, combining the WWII Nazi German Naval Flag with the green of "Pepe the Frog" and a reference to an ancient frog god. This is an explicit white supremacist flag

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Photo by A Tianna Scozerro

Over the Sep 16-17 weekend, Donald Trump's 5th attempt to replace Obamacare rocketed back into the news, nearing the 50 vote threshold with plans to replace much of Medicaid with block grants to states and huge healthcare budgets cuts. Fearing the worst, protesters are back too. On Sep 19 Planned Parenthood and other groups protested on the east side of the US Capitol

This bill has been called the worst of the Trump healthcare proposals yet, and WTOP Radio reported furious opposition from healthcare providers and their organizations.

Photo by Anne Meador of DC Media Group

On the 17th of September, the Backbone Campaign, World Without War, the Raging Grannies, and other groups bypassed the usual difficulties of protesting at the Pentagon by taking to the water to raise banners from kayaks.

Kayaktivists condemned the Pentagon's role in wars fought for oil, its huge energy consumption, and the vast number of toxic and superfund sites left behind by their activities.

The march on U st

Video of the march

From September 16-17 the People's Congress of Resistance met at Howard University. On September 17th this ended with a march from Howard University to the White House

Video clip from the rememberance of Terrence Sterling at the very spot where Terrence was murdered by MPD Officer Brian Trainer.One year later, and Officer Trainer has not been indicted or fired, and continues to get paid.https://youtu.be/4KBJwZlcXqY

Still from ACLU VA video showing Nazi firing pistol at an African-American counterprotester in Charlottesville.

Iron Snowflake news video anchored by Luke Police and prosecutors have cut the Nazis of Charlottesville a huge break, with scattered individual arrests for serious crimes compared to the kettle, mass arrest, and wholesale felony charges against those who dared to protest Trump's Inauguration on Jan 20.

The solidarity protest at DC's Albert Pike statue

Video from the DC solidarity rally plus clips from Berkeley

On the 27th of August, a major anti-Fascist mobilization in Berkeley, CA succeeded in stopping a planned "America First" alt-right/Nazi rally by occupying the intended site of the racist event. DC activists responding to a national call for solidarity protests held a speak-out at the Albert Pike (Confederate/KKK) next to MPD headquarters.