On the 26th of August, the DC Bike Party took to the streets to open the coming weekend of protests against Trump's GOP nomination acceptance speech.

Video originally posted by Wyatt Reed to Twitter of bike party circling Freedom Plaza 1 min 41 sec

On the 24th of August, hundreds marched from Columbia Heights to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake by police in Kenosha, WI. At one point protesters chanted "Seven times" referring to the 7 times the pigs shot Jacob Blake.

Video-"take it to the streets and fuck the police! 40 sec

Video:huge go-go protest marches on Dejoy's house, stays into the night 2 min

On the 23ed of August, protesters returned to the home of Trump's mail-sabotaging Postmaster-General Louis Dejoy. Dejoy has been slowing down mail service as part of Trump's scheme to steal the 2020 election by ensuring mailed ballots are not counted while telling less COVID-concerned GOP voter to vote in person.

Video of the spitting incident and police response 1 min 5 sec

On the 22nd of August, a man reported to have worn a Trump hat (but not wearing it as he spit) spit on a Black woman after initiating a conflict with protesters holding a "mic-check" at the restaurant he was eating at. It the COVID pandemic, this is assault with a deadly weapon.

On the 16th of August, a "Reclaim DC" protest was scheduled for BLM Plaza/H st. On that day, protesters added paintwork to the murel of signs at the US Chamber of Commerce, painted H st-and hung a mock Klansman in effigy. Cops set up a police line blocking most of H st and glowered at protesters.

Video-paint and mock hanging of Klansman, police line closes much of H st 49 sec

On Saturday, the 15th of August, the usual pair of BLM marchews from Malcolm X Park and Dupont circle took to the streets in spite of rain and the kettle just two days earlier. Very large numbers of cops shadowed the marches and tension grew between these pigs and the They/Them march out of Dupont. Of course, all those cops were effectively taken off the street for the rest of the city.

Video originally uploaded by Stephanie Ramirez to Twitter of noisy protest at Postmaster-General's house 20 sec

On the 15th of August, US Postmaster-General Louis Dejoy got an early Saturday morning wakeup call, in the form of protesters outside his Kalorama house. They were there because Dejoy is Trump's point man for sabotaging the post office to delay mailed ballots.

Kate Cantrell's video of one of the rough arrests 44 sec

On the 13th of August, the Metropolitan Police Department once again kettled protesters in the IMF/Pershing Park/J20 manner. In addition to the usual pepper spraying, cops surrounded protesters on 18th st, and arrested protesters, journalists, and bystanders alike. There are reports of felony rioting charges (even against journalists, same as J20)-and that one protesters had a stroke and was removed by ambulance.

On the 11th of August, just one day after the Secret Service shot a Black man at 17th and Penn near the White House, Muriel Bowser had contractors pave over just the part of Black Lives Matter Plaza showing BLM's "Defund the Police" addition to her Black Lives Matter street mural.

Video-Tenant activsts deter illegal eviction simply by their presence 48 sec

On the 10th of August, DC area Tenant organzers defeated their second illegal eviction attempt in PG County just over the DC line in less than two weeks. Again the landlord told tenants he was going to throw their belongings into the street and change the locks with no court order. Again activists showed up en masse, and again the landlord scuttled away in defeat.

Video-A speaker's firsthand report from Portland, and Luke on reports of the tear gas spreading covid 2 min 40 sec

Department of Homeland Security acting secretary Chad Wolf is responsibe for everything from Customs and Border Patrol BORTAC teams gassing medics in Portland to ICE and CBP sending children to concentration camps to die of COVID-19. On the 9th of August, protesters showed up at his house for the second time in just over two weeks.

Video of Key Bridge and Georgetown WakeUp actions 1 min 19 sec

The 8th of August featured a new set of targets by Black Lives Matter protesters. The daytime march from Malcolm X Park took over Key Bridge before marching into Georgetown, and the night-time "Fuck the Police" march from Dupont Circle included a noisy, late-night "WAKE UP!" march through some of the richest residential neighborhoods in Georgetown.

Video-"fire, fire,gentrifier" as marchers confront the wealthy

Video of August 1 confrontation between DC "Fuck the Police" direct action march and rich, unmasked diners at an upscale restaurant on U st. Note that the restaurant has a Black Lives Matter sign, but that seems to be for show. This confrontation started when protesters did a "while you are dining, Black people are dying" mic-check, and diners started arguing with protesters.

Video-marchers block I-395 1 min 4 sec

On the first of August, at least three different marches took to the streets of DC. The first was DemandDC's big march originating at the African-American history museum on the Mall. Then came the "Take back our streets" march from Malcolm X Park that blocked I-395, and finally the weekly "Fuck the Police" march wound through the streets, stopping at upscale sidewalk cafes to demand that rich white diners oppose police brutality.

Video: defending the house, and reading the laws the landlord is violating 4 min 38 sec

On the last day of July, landlord Bob Miley showed up in Chillum, MD with the intent of illegally evicting tenants of a house he "owns." He saw from the end of the block that the area was packed with protesters and beat a hasty retreat. With no court order he could not get police help for his failed attempt to change the locks.

Video-the bike riders come through BLM Plaza 47 sec

On the 29th of July, Black Lives Matter activists held a "protest and paint" sign painting on BLM Plaza to prepare for Saturday's big push. Back on July 16, cops harassed a similar sign painting session, this time MPD had the good sense to stay away. About an hour and a half into this, activists on bikes rode through the Plaza as part of an evening ride.

Black Lives Matter protesters are still holding out on and around Black Lives Matter Plaza. Major protests almost always stop there, and on July 28, organizers held one of their periodic sunset yoga session there. Also midnight yoga has been held on some weekend nights.

On the evening of July 25, one of the groups associated with BLM protests marched through Georgetown. A car driver rammed them, putting the car in gear and pushing through in three separate moves. Her car has been identified by Twitter posters as being registered to Robbin K Blaya, an attorney with Trump's Department of Justice.

Zack Vandy16's video of driver ramming though Gtown protest 11 sec

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Video from Twitter clips: Chad must experience "social consequences" for Portland 31 sec

DHS acting secretary Chad Wolf is in charge of deployments of Fedral troops to Portland and elsewhere. He also has called all protesters "Violent anarchists" regardless of tactics. On Sunday, July 26 protesters responded by gathering outside his house. Calls were made for him to experience "social consequences" for his crimes against the people.

Video-FTP march defeats bike cops w help from own bikes 1 min 43 sec

On the evening of the 25th of July, an FTP (Fuck the Police) march took to the streets in solidarity with Portland and with all those murdered by police. Undercover cops in the march repeated started trouble, at one point even managing to steer the march into what was supposed to be a trap. Only problem for the cops was that determined protesters kept defeating the bike cops who were supposed to spring those traps.

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