XRDC blockades NY Ave w boat over failed COP 26 climate summit

On Friday, Nov 19, Extinction Rebellion DC staged a boat blockade of NY Ave halting right turns off I-395. This was over the failed COP 26 climate summit. By 8:20AM there was a report that backed up traffic jams.had blocked both the 14th st bridge and Memorial Bridge.

Video-the boat blockade, the resulting traffic jams, and the difficulty cops had removing it 3 min 6 sec

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Video featuring the demands of Cancel the Rent DC 2 min 22 sec

On the 20th of November, Cancel the Rent DC marched on the suburban-style home of DC's Mayor Muriel Bowser. Activists were demanding the recently-expired moratorium on evictions be put back into force among other demands. An eviction notice is an especially nasty Yule present from any landlord.

The scene in front of Mitch McConnell's house as the People's filibuster began

Video-start of the People's Filibuster 2 min 4 sec

On the 14th of November, activists began an over 25 hour "People's Filibuster" outside Sen Mitch McConnell's DC home on Capitol Hill. Speakers, music, and videos were scheduled for 15 min slots, and a lecturn was set up in the streets complete with a time clock

DC Bike Party starts up out of Dupont Circle

On the 10th of November, the DC Bike Party took to the streets their hundreds-strong monthly ride

Video-highlights of the Nov 2021 DC Bike Party 1 min 17 sec

Free Them All protest demands release (not transfer) for every inmate at DC Jail

Video-reading demands, naming and shaming over DC Jail 1 min 32 sec

On the 10th of November, anti-prison activists pounced on the reports that the DC Jail expelled no less than the US Marshalls during a suprise inspection that found "inhumane conditions." Instead of moving a few hundred inmates hundreds of miles from their families, activists are demanding that all inmates at the DC Jail be released and judges STOP sending people into pretrial detention etc.

The car with the raised hatch contains the solo pro-developer counterprotester

On the 30th of October, opponents of "redevelopment" of McMillan Park into "mixed use" office, upscale retail, and luxury apartments held a rally at 1st and Bryant Sts NE. A single supporter of the developers attempted to counterprotest by playing one song over and over at top volume on a sound system mounted in his car. Neighbors disturbed by the noise demanded he turn it down or leave.

Scene at the Supreme Court after Casa's action blocked the street in front of the Supreme Court

Video-Ton of bike cops on 1st after CASA's blockade for migrant rights 37 sec

On the 27th of October, first the Poor People's Campaign (PPC) and then Casa staged protests at the Supreme Court. After PPC marched to the Hart Building for a failed attempt to deliver letters, Casa's activists marched on the same area between the Capitol and the Supreme Court and blocked 1st st NE. In response a torrent of bike cops showed up, seemingly the standard Capitol Police response to ANYTHING.