On the 21st of November, SURJ held some group discussions on BLM Plaza and the Fuck the Police march went there almost directly from Dupont Circle. This was to provide relief for the hard-pressed folks looking after the plaza and the signs on the White House fence in the face of repeated attacks from fascists.

The Proud Boys and other violent Trump supporters have announced they are bringing their fights and violence back to DC on the 12th of December. This time their goals are stated as "raze BLM Plaza" and an attempt to pressure the electoral college (meets 2 days later) to toss out the ballets and vote for Trump.

Video-the march to DNC headquarters 57 sec

On Nov 19, a coalition of grassroots groups, Black, Brown and Indigenous leaders from across the nation, marched on the Democratic National Committee Headquarters in Washington to demand that President-Elect Biden and his administration follow through on a bold agenda to address the climate crisis. This began a 24 hour occupation of the space in front of the DNC.

Over two days of hard work on Nov 16 and 17, Black Lives Matter activists again reposted the spectacular artwork on the "Siege Fence" blocking Lafayette Sq from H st.

Video by Black House News 16 sec

Video-Proud Boys miss twice throwing beer cans at journalist Luke Kuhn 17 sec

Late night on the 14th of November, Proud Boys at a hotel threw two beer cans at journalist Luke Kuhn, missing with both throws. The jounalist responded to the first terrible throw by making a second pass on the Nazis, and the second miss with a third pass.

Video of Supreme Court mess, with riot cops facing the wrong way given the threat 1 min 54 sec

The Nov 14 "Million MAGA(t) March" over the disputed 2020 election devolved into rioting and assaults by the Proud Boys and other far-right extremists. Mainstream media estimated as many as ten thousand Trump suppporters marched. Afterwards, fights swirled througout the city, as Proud Boys beat several activsts and stabbed at least one. Body armor reportedly stopped another knife attack.

On the 13th of Novemeber, Shutdown DC and Extinction Rebellion DC gathered on H st and managed to break away from the Trump supporters. They marched a few blocks away to the offices of King and Spaulding, the remaining law firm representing Trump in his efforts to overturn the 2020 election

Video-dancers at the Supreme Court 42 sec

On the 10th of November, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case brought by GOP politicians in Texas hoping to overturn the Affordable Care Act. Protesters gathered outside, mixing speeches with dances and warning that 20M US residents could lose their health insurance if the ACA is overturned.

Video-police attack fails, ends in retreat as marchers scream "MOVE BACK!" 1 min 20 sec

On the night of Nov 7, a "Fuck the Police" march took to gentrified parts of DC chanting "Same shit, different President!" A police attempt to forcibly stop the march on 18th st was defeated.

Video: celebrations in DC, Luke on the 4 hard years to get here and what's next 1 min 33 sec

Just before Noon on Sat, Nov 7, the big corporate media outlets called Penn and the entire election for Biden. With Trump facing defeat unless GOP state legislatures throw out the votes, DC broke into huge street celebrations reminescent of the end of the Second World War Four years of Fascist terror have hopefully come to an end in the US.

Video-Trump Rat in march set to "Trump is a rat" song 1 min 14 sec

A march from the ongoing events at McPherson Square to the White House featured a giant inflatable Trump-headed rat. This is symbolic among other things of Trump's insults about Baltimore and urban residents last year. The count continued as this was written, with Trump fuming about having GOP state legislatures toss out the votes and submit GOP electors anyway.

On the 5th of November, as Trump sought to stop the counting of ballots in multiple states, protesters demanded that every vote be counted. Here in DC, Shut Down DC circled the boarded-up, fenced area around the White House over and over with bikes, a car caravan, and a march.

Video-protesters circle the White House by bike, car, and foot 1 min 35 sec

Video: Speaker from Uganda on election interference there in 2016 1 min 28 sec

On the 4th of November, Donald Trump put into place his plans to stop/steal the election with the first of many "stop the count" lawsuits. Michigan was his first target. On the same day, protesters showed up at Republican Party headquarters and many other places participating in Trump's efforts to seize ongoing power. The day culminated in a Count Every Vote rally at McPherson Sq and dancing into the night at BLM Plaza.

On the 3ed of November, shortly before both sides tried to declare victory in the Presidential election a "Fuck the President" march took to the streets from BLM Plaza. This march picked up a sizable crowd from the go-go truck's exit march-and proceeded to march all the way to MPD's 4D police station for Karon Hylton.

BLM-DC video-cops force back crowd so they can threaten to tow go-go stage truck 31 sec

On the evening of Nov 3, protesters opposing Trump's expected attempt to stop the vote count and steal the election gathered. There was trouble in less than an hour as cops forced back the crowd on BLM Plaza, threatening to tow the go-go stage truck. The truck was moved to McPherson Square, so soon two places filled with protesters.

On the 2nd of November, a small number of protesters faced off against "Jesus freaks" on BLM Plaza. Nearby, crews raced to install a high fence around the White House and buildings all over downtown were still furiously boarding up. This as reports of National Guard mobilizations circulated and the Washington Post called out Park Police for using facial recognition software against at least one George Floyd protester.

On the 1st of November, MPD finally realized that police aggression against protests for Karon Hylton was just bringing people back to 4D night after night. Bike cops stayed out of sight while riot cops hid in the darkened and apparently mostly shut-down police station.

On the first of November, ShutDown DC set up chairs, a table, and a tent on Black Lives Matter Plaza for a public meeting and spokescouncil. Within minutes, MPD cops starting hassling them about DCRA, vending regulation, and Mayor Bowser's proclaimation used during the summer to harass Black Lives Matter activists on BLM Plaza.

The 1st of November was an international day of solidarity with Rojava the YPG and the YPJ. Here in DC, a protest rally was held in front of the Turkish Ambassador's residence in Sheridan Circle. This was the site of the infamous May 2017 international incident where Erdogan's security guards beat and kicked Kurdish protesters during Erdogan's visit to Trump.

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