Police harass Indymedia journalist at home in wake of Unite the Right II #shutitdowndc

On the evening of August 16, an Indymedia journalist was harassed at home by police. There was one Montgomery County, MD white police SUV and two dark unmarked cars. Four cops were visible. One or more approached the house, saying they wanted help identifying others shown in a Daily caller sting video targetting counterprotesters against Unite The Right II. The journalist refused to cooperate.

Update: The poster of the Daily Caller video which triggered the harassment has been identified as Benny Arthur Johnson of NW DC.

This is all the camera could do in the dark. The cops are faintly visible to the left of the cars, two of their three cars are in this shot

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Nazis in DC get VIP treatment from police, finger from the rest of us.YouTube Link

On Aug 11, a Twitter post appearing to be from DC Police Chief Newsham stated he sat down for a pleasant dinner with his comrade Jason Kessler on the 11th of August. After a discussion of their mutual plans for August 12, Cheif Newsham released a Tweet containing Jason Kessler's phone number, saying "if you have any questions please reach out to him directly on his cell phone" followed by the phone number.

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

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

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!")

Alt-right holding nationwide tour of hate-it's up to us to stop their finale in front of the White House

Video-Stop the Hate

Patriot Prayer, a white nationalist group on the west coast, has called for two rallies, one in Portland on August 4 and another Berkeley on August 5. This caravan is attempting to build ground support for the national fascist rally, “Unite the Right 2,” in DC on August 12.

It’s up to us to halt their march!

Video from shutitdowndc.org Update: corrected video link

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.