On the 26th of March, the swarm of cops and occasional National Guard vehicles were gone from the Tidal Basin area, but the cherry blossoms were still out. With very few people present beyond some car traffic it was an utterly safe time for the few who braved reports of the Mayor calling out the Guard over the cherry blossoms and got to see them in privacy.

Video-scenes near the Tidal Basin on 3-25 after cops, guard called out

Update March 23 early AM:Mayor Bowser orders National Guard as well as MPD to block access by cars AND by bike/pedestrians to cherry blossom areas excluding some parts of Constitution Ave. Cops failed, they send in the Guard. Same pattern as Europe and Middle East.

Update March 22: MPD closes Tidal.Basin streets thinking no cars allowed will make people stay home, not go in on foot and create still denser crowds.

Luke sings about "Toilet Paper Zombies" 17 sec

Your favorite antifa Luke on the toilet paper crisis. "Toilet paper zombies" seem to think they will benefit from a 6 month stockpile of toilet paper against a possible 2-week quarantine. Coronavirus does NOT cause diarrhea folks!

Chelsea Manning has just been released from jail after defeating the second grand jury to attempt to question her. Any attempt to subpeona her to a 3ed grand jury will now run afound of coronavirus restrictions on court activities. Chelsea has won, and grand jury prosecutors have lost.

Video: Early portions of the DC Bike Party-and ugly reality on way home 2 min 28 sec

On the 11th of March, a pandemic of fear could not stop the DC Bike Party's Gender Equality Ride from taking to the streets. Organizers warned riders to leave some distance between each other, but also reminded everyone that the ride is outdoors and thus well ventiliated. The ride was a success, and was seemingly the busiest traffic in otherwise near-empty streets

Video: highlights of the speakers 5 min 31 sec

On the 11th of March, members of the Apache nation and their allies rallied on Capitol Hill to support the Save Oak Flat Act. This bill would revoke the 2015 "stealth approval" of a land transfer to make possible the proposed Rio Tinto/Resolution Copper copper mine would would destroy Apache sacred land at Oak Flat.

On the 9th of march, opponents of the death penalty and racist Alabama "justice" system held a vigil to remember Nathaniel Woods. He was executed for a 2004 killing of three cops in a crackhouse in spite of another person being convicted of the same killing stating he acted alone and flat-out evidence of innocence.

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/nathaniel-woods-execution-cast-scrutiny-alabam...

Update March 9:Senators Ted Cruz and Paul Goser in self-quarantine after CPAC

For a long time both AIPAC and CPAC have spread hate and violence. This year, it seems they may have spread something else too. The Washington Post has reported two positive test results for the COVID-19 coronavirus at last week's AIPAC convention, and a third from the Feb 26-28 CPAC convention.

On the 5th of March, the Kremlin Annex protesters were out again, this time with their lighted letters condemning Trump for minimizing the covid-19 coronavirus mess. Due to the Park Service's recent demands for a PAID sound permit, they were again on the H St sidewalk.

Video-the entire protest 1 min 25 sec

On the 4th of March, supporters of First Nations Wet'su'weten land defenders disrupted a speech by Canada's minister of transportation Marc Carneau at a "Gresat Lakes Day" reception at the Canadian Embassy. His job makes him responsible for all that railroad shipping that has been halted in so-called Canada by Indigenous and other allies of the Wet'su'weten, who are fighting to block the Coastal Gaslink Pipeline.

"Der Trumpenfuhrer" has demanded that Supreme Court justices Sotomayor and Ginsberg recuse themselves from all cases involving him, the Trump Organization, or by extension any of his policies including his racist "Make America White Again" border policies. On the 2nd of March, protesters showed up in front of the Supreme Court to oppose this demand. It was called dictatorial and contrary to the US Constitution, which one speaker said Trump "may or may not have" read.

On the 28th of Feb, Trump's warmongering Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresssed the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Before he started, US Capitol police forcibly removed Code Pink protesters who were demaning peace with Iran. Four Code Pink members were arrested.

Code Pink's video originally published to Twitter1 min

Video of protest inside TC Energy's building in DC 2 min 17 sec

On the 27th of February, supporters of the Wet'su'weten First Nations people resisting the Coastal Gaslink pipeline protested inside the lobby of the office building housing TC Energy's(formerly TransCanada's) DC lobbying office.

Activists attempted to deliver an eviction notice on behalf of the Wet'su'weten hereditary chiefs to TC Energy. Security claimed nobody from DC Energy was in the office, this was presumed to be a lie.

The 25th of Feb was the last day of the Department of the Interior's public comment hearings on Trump's proposal to gut the National Environmental Policy Act(NEPA). This is the law requiring such things as environmental impact statements for major projects. Trumps' proposal was called a "fox in the henhouse" as it would allow corporations to gain control of this process. This would turn the EPA into another FERC.

On the 24th of Feb, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the appeal of a lower court ruling forbidding the (fracked gas) Atlantic Coast Pipeline from crossing under the Appalacian Trail. Outside protesters demanded the Court reject the pipeline and ignore the whining from fossil fuel industry attorneys.

Video posted by Friends of the Earth as speaker warns ACP could carry enough fracked gas to create 20 coal plants worth of CO2 emissions 52 seconds

Video: BXE disrupt FERC, a protesters is dragged out the door 1 min 22 sec

On the 20th of Feb, Beyond Extreme Energy disrupted FERC's monthly pipeline and gas/oil facility permit issuing meeting. Twelve protesters were dragged out of the meeting. The protest delayed the start of the meeting and had the further effect of forcing a delay of Jordan Cove LNG export terminal permit decision.

Update: Roger Stone gets 40 months prison, Trump tweets of possible pardon

Video: the scene as the Kremlin Annex began their protest of Trump's pardons 1 min 21 sec

On the 18th of February, "Kremlin Annex" protesters (exiled by sound permit fees to H st) demanded that Trump's Attorney General Bob Barr resign in the wake of Trump's pardons for major corporate criminals and corrupt politicians. Pardons for Trump's convicted team members like Roger Stone are expected next.

The trial of the Embassy Protection Collective ended in a mistrial, after the jury deadlocked. According to the Partnership for Civil Justice, "Having spent outrageous sums of taxpayers $$ in overkill fed court prosecution of a misdemeanor case & heavily restricting the defense the jury could hear, Trump's DC Attys Office was still unable to convict."YouTube Link

Video-Patriot Front kept from WWII memorial, had shields and lots of police support 5 min 17 sec

On the 8th of February, between 100 and 150 members of Patriot Front marched under intense pressure from a few dozen anti-Fascist activists from the Lincoln Memorial to the US Capitol and finally the parking garage their vans were waiting in. Every step of the way MPD fought for them while severely outnumbered anti-fascists delayed, heckled, and obstructed their march.

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