Video-march through gentrified areas ends w protest at DC Jail 1 min 6 sec

On the 11th of July, a fiesty "Fuck the Police" march out of Dupont Circule wound their way though wealthy areas of Capitol Hill chanting "Fire, fire, Gentrifier!" The march ended at DC Jail, where statements of support for people held captive inside were read and noisy chants reached those held inside. People held prisoner by the Enemy appeared at the windows to wave to protesters in response.

Video of arrests and assaults by MPD 4 min 21 sec from DC Media Group and Kate Kanterell raw clips

On the 7th of July, some kind of minor skirmish on Black Lives Matter Plaza was used by MPD as an excuse to pounce on and arrest several Black Lives Matter protesters. From there matters escalated, and police were suspected of provoking fights to "sting" protesters. H st ended up blocked off by cops again, only to be effectively back in protester hands by sunset.

Video-blowing the shofar at Kusher's house 40 sec

On the 7th of July, activists from IfNotNow poured Trump adviser Jared Kusher a very strong cup of anti-occupation wakeup. The noisy protest in front of his home demanded that the US condition futher aid to Israel on cancellation of plans to annex 1/3ed of the occupied West Bank.

Black Lives Mater activists are demanding that all DC Councilmembers vote NO on the budget until funding for MPD is entirely removed. On the night of July 6, eve of the vote, Black Youth Project 100 held an all-night protest at the home of Councilmember George Allen. Protesters demanded he come outside but he refused until the following morning.

Late in the night and under drenching rains, police attempted without success to drive off the protesters. Protesters stood their ground, and the cops retreated just as the rain always ends.

Video compiled from various Twitter clips 35 sec

On July 4, anti-racist protesters yanked down the statue of slave trader and father of colonialism Christopher Columbus in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. They then tossed part of the statue in the harbor, throwing Columbus back into the sea to start his deportation back to Europe.

Video: chasing the fash through the Monument area, and Harry's Bar gets shut down 5 min 29 sec

On the 4th of July, a toxic mix of Proud Boys, MAGAts (Trumpers) and other far-right supporters descended on DC seeking confrontations with Black Lives Matter protesters. They got their confrontations but not their desired outcome. The "Fuck the Police march" put them to flight, chasing them through the Washington Monument area and eventually back to their base at Harry's Bar.

Video: BLM and antifascists shut down anti-migrant hate rally 1 min 21 sec

On the 3ed of July, a small crew of fascists and Trumpers from nearby Harry's Bar held an anti-migrant hate rally on Freedom Plaza. Black Lives Matter supporters and antifascists descended on them to counterprotest. Cops held them apart until a second BLM contingent came in behind the police. At that point, cops folded their hand, and the fascists had to literally strike (lower) their flags and leave.

Israel had originally planned to announce annexation of about 1/3 of the Occupied West Bank on July 1, only to have to delay in the face of "Day of Rage" protests throughout Palestine and worldwide (excluding Trump) opposition. A protest at the Israeli Embassy proceeded anyway on July 3, warning that delay does NOT mean Israel has abandoned the planned annexation.

Video: speaker warns against being fooled by postponement of W Bank annexation announcement 18 sec

On the 2nd of July, word leaked that Fedex was considering yanking their sponsorship of Fedex Field over the Washington Football Team's racist name. Racism is incredibly "politically toxic" right now, and someone at Fedex must have deemed that name an unacceptable risk. With the team's finances at stake, Dan Snyder is finally "discussing" changing the football team's name.

Video: diner at restaurant wades into protesters to argue-WITHOUT A MASK 1 min 20 sec

On the last day of June, a "Fuck the Police" march set out from Columbus Circle in front of Union Station. The march stormed an expensive restaurant en route to Black Lives Matter Plaza. From there they successfully marched to Mayor Bowser's house, despite being outnumbered 5-1 by cops at one point.

On the 30th of June, the Frederick Post reported that the Confederate statue at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD had been torn down and smashed to pieces. They also report that this comes just days after white power stickers were found in nearby Baker Park.

On the 29th of June, the Excluded Workers Rally and motorcade demanded an end to the exclusion of informal sector workers from unemployment benefits. This includes day laborers, sex workers, undocumented workers, and many others in the informal economy. None have been receiving benefits as the virus has decimated their trades like so many others.

Video-guillotine set up at Jeff Bezo's house 1 min 48 sec

On the 28th of June, protesters marched on the massive, palatial DC home of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. They brought a mock guillotine with them-and set it up right in front of Jeff Bezo's home.

On the 27th of June, an over 10 mile long FTP(Fuck the Police) march started in Dupont, marched beyond Allison St and over to Ga Ave, and finally back down to BLM Plaza. The highlight of the march was the whole group storming the Target on 14th st to protest their calling the cops on Black and Brown people. Street vendors were mentioned-and if Target is siccing cops on their competition that is especially ugly.

Video-the march storms Target 1 min 46 sec

Video: Hit the road, Jack(or be removed) 1 min 15 sec

On the 26th of June, protesters showed up in Lincoln Park with the anounced intent of removing a condescending statue showing Lincoln standing over a formerly enslaved person. Neo-Nazi Jack Posobiec (and Deploraball organizer)was caught livestreaming, removed from the park, and escorted several blocks away. Cops picked him up and took him to his car after he attempted to return to the park.

DC Councilmember Charles Allen has equated bills to cut MPD funding anywhere from 2% to 15% with defunding the department entirely. On the 25th of June, a "Fuck the Police" march ended at his home demanding the complete, 100% abolition of the police department. This was the second night in a row the Councilmember received a home demo around this issue.

As night fell on June 24, protesters again were in posession of the Black House Autonomous Zone at and around 16th and H sts. Police attempted to provoke multiple incidents, in one case assaulting an elder and in another assaulting a medic. Nothing gave them enough for Mayor Bowser to order another assault on the position.

Video-protesters take BLM Plaza back from police 2 min 40 sec

On the 23ed of June, Mayor Bowser's cops forcibly drove protesters on BLM Plaza back to 16th and I sts. Protesters held out until late in the night cops abandoned their position and protesters retook Black Lives Matter Plaza. Cops took it back again sometime after 3AM.

On the 22nd of June, police pushed protesters off of H st, only to have protesters circle the block and retake the street. As cops fled, protesters set multiple layers of barricade to defend their position.

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