From XRDC: Rebels from Extinction Rebellion DC (XRDC) set off smoke flares and dumped ash outside CNN’s DC offices on Friday, September 18, in protest at the corporation’s appalling coverage of the wildfire crisis. YouTube LinkRebels tipped ash over CNN news presenters to highlight the outlet’s failure to tell viewers the truth about the connection between the climate crisis and the wildfires in the west. CNN mentioned climate change just five times in 49 of the segments it aired about the wildfires.

Video-smoke rises over mock CNN anchors at CNN's HQ" 1 min 18 sec

On the 18th of September, Extinction Rebellion DC showed up outside CNN's DC headquarters with a desk,a mock CNN anchor team, characters including a devil and fire spirits, and plenty of brightly colored smoke. They were there to protest CNN's near-total lack of coverage of the role of climate change in fueling the West Coast wildfires whose smoke plumes have reached Europe.

On the 10th of September, climate-change driven storms dumped about 6 inches of rain in the Rock Creek watershed in a matter of hours. Rock Creek came out of it banks, and when the waters receded, part of newly-rebuilt Beach Drive was found to have been undermined. The damaged area has been closed, as it is unknown how muchg weight the undermined area can support without collapsing.

Video-examining the damage left by the Sep 10th storm that undermined Beach Drive 1 min 20 sec

Video: Refuse Fascism's protest against Trump and his expected efforts to remain in office regardless of any vote 1 min 21 sec

At least four separate protests took to the streets in DC on Sat, Sep 12. There was a march for Black women, the evening Fuck the Police march, Refuse Fascism's 2nd weekly protest of Trump's expected refual to leave office, and a protest at the home of Laura Zeilinger (DC Dept of Housing Services director) over housing issues affecting Black DC residents

Received the news about Kevin Zeese passing outta this world, sent to me by Earth First!, received this afternoon in Honolulu.  It was just amazing to have been a part of DC Occupy as the pots 'n pans washer with the kitchen working group.  Had many productive conversations with Kevin.  Peaceout.  Craig Louis Stehr, craiglouisstehr@gmail.com  

On Thursday, Sep 10, MPD raided the home of an activist who was arrested in the Aug 31 kettle, and gave them a 4AM deadline to turn themselves in. Other arrests also have been reported. New (Federal?) charges have reportedly replaced the originally dropped charges, reports are APO, fireworks, and "inciting to riot" being charged.

Extinction Rebellion (XR) targets media outlets across the US on Friday (Sept 4th) as part of a globally coordinated action to demand news organizations tell the truth about the climate and ecological emergency. In DC, XRDC visits CNN. YouTube Link 0:00 Marching 1:27 Arrival at CNN headquarters 2:12 Sophia, 17-year-old student activist with XRDC 10:00 "CNN Representative" 13:07 Die-in 16:29 CNN's new logo 21:11 Reverting to the old logo 25:22 Oil and Journalism Don't Mix

#DeonKay #SunriseMovementDC calls for Mayor Bowser to fire Police Chief Newsham after yet another young Black man is killed by police in DC. YouTube Link Part OneYouTube Link Part Two0:00 Preparing to march 7:18 march begins 21:15 arrival at Mayor Bowser's residence 24:58 "we've seen this ... and time again" 25:49 "Fire Newsham! Say his name! Deon Kay!" 28:53 Second speaker, Sunrise Movement 35:14 Third speaker Natacia Knapper, Stop Police Terror Project 39:54 "Black Lives Matter!" 41:26 Fourth speaker.

On the 4th of September, protesters descended on the Bethesda site where graves are potentially being dug up for a self-storage facility. With protesters coming, Bethesda Self Storage or their contractors sent their workers home for the day. Moses cemetery began as the spot owners of three plantations dumped the bodies of those who died at their unpaid work, and later was taken over by Macedonia Baptist Church.

Video-Sunrise Movement at Bowser's house 3 min 2 sec

On the night and morning of Sep 2-3, protesters showed up not once but twice at Mayor Bowser's swanky home near Rock Creek Park.Demands were that the mayor fire police chief Newsham, and that MPD be defunded and the money redirected to communities.

Video-protesters chanting "Move Back!" force cops into surrounded 7D 56 sec

On the 2nd of September, the DC police (MPD) shot and killed 17 year old Deon Kay in SE DC. In response protesters laid siege to 7D, which the killer cop is most likely based at. At one point, protesters chanting "Move Back!" were able to drive the cops into their completely-surrounded station.

On Sep 1, photos were published on Twitter confirming that MPD used stingball (rubber pellet) grenades late night on Saturday, Aug 29 against protesters on and around Black Lives Matter Plaza. One protester ended up in the hospital after one of these rubber balls penetrated their leg, and several more with metal fragments in their eyes, possibly from the detonators within the grenades.

Video: police attack marchers for 2nd night in a row 2 min

On the 30th of August, DC police assaulted protesters on Black Lives Matter Plaza with tear gas and rubber pucks fired from guns for the 2nd night in a row. Shortly therafter, bike cops attacked, making multiple violent arrests. A total of 14 arrests were reported by the end of the night.

YouTube LinkThousands join a massive rally on the 53rd anniversary of the historic March on Washington to call for passing the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of 2020, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020, and to vote Donald Trump out of office on November 3. Nat sound over wide shots:0:00 Rev.

Video-police smash the snack van's windows 1 min 10 sec

August 29th was a day of marches and protest that ended in shocking police violence. Here in DC, almost as soon as cops were no longer kept busy by the Fuck the Police march targetting upscale diners elsewhere, a blizzard of tear gas and rubber bullets was unleashed against protesters at Black Lives Matter Plaza.

On the 27th of August, the go-go and noise protests against Trump's GOP nomination acceptance speech were audible from the White House south lawn, site of his speech and about 1,000 RNC delegates and spectators. All had to hear the sound of the protests, cops were not successful in what appeared to be an attempt to intimidate protesters into backing up the sound truck.

Video-the go-go and noise protests that were audible from the White House south lawn 2 min 51 sec

Video-scenes from the rally and initial very large march 1 min

On the 28th of August, National Action Network held a massive "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" march in DC. Huge crowds streamed into the Lincoln Memorial area starting early morning, and marchers circulated all over DC afterwards well into the night. At one point well after the main march, all DC bridges over the Potomac were reportedly blocked at once.

On the 27th of August, a Portland-style unmarked SUV full of what turned out to be ATF agents was spotted on 15th st as protesters hammerd Trump's RNC nomination acceptance speech. On that same day in Kenosha, WI, cops from a similar unmarked SUV arrested the Riot Kitchen, which served food to protesters.

This unmarked SUV was spotted within perhaps 100 yards of the mercenaries who also were seen on the streets.

On the 27th of August, Donald Trump gave his speech accepting the GOP's nomination for the 2020 GOP Presidential slot to about 1,000 people in the White House compound. Outside, many more protesters disrupted the speech with loud go-go music and noisemakers reported to be audible from the White House south lawn, site of Trump's speech. Later, several GOP convention delegates were pursued by protesters on their way out.

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