8 arrests at Extinction Rebellion "Climate Games" at GOP headquarters

On the 16th of April, the Extinction Rebellion showed up in front of Republican Party headquarters just S of the US Capitol. Extinction Rebellion blocked off First Street and began setting up for the "Climate Games" pitting Team Earth against Team Greed. Capitol Police pounced almost immediately, making 8 arrests within five minutes of their first warning and disrupting the Games.

Video showing just a few minutes from protesters setting up to the police warnngs and arrests 6 min 30 sec

First warning was within ten minutes, arrests within 5 minutes of that

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On the 18th of April, the long-awaited Mueller report on the Trump/Russia affair was released in a redacted form. Again, as in the summary the report claims no collusion between Trump and Russian agents seeking to interfere in the 2016 election. Protesters at the White House disputed this report, claiming Attorney General Bob Barr cooked the report to ensure this conclusion and should be impeached alongside Trump.

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Video from the top of FERC's awning 4 min 44 sec

On the 18th of April, two activists from Beyond Extreme Energy scaled the headquarters of FERC and dropped a banner from the awning. Others inside disrupted FERC's monthly meeting, at which gas and fracking eminent domain projects are normally rubber stamped

US Capitol Police arrest 8 within minutes as Extinction Rebellion targets the Republican National Committee, part of a global mass movement using civil disobedience in order to demand radical action on climate change.  YouTube Live Video Streams  UPDATE Washington, DC, April 16 – 8 arrested and charged with incommoding, blocking

Video of Speakers at the April 4 Protest in front of the 1st District DCMPD headquarters YouTube LinkFrom the Press release: On Saturday March 30, 2019 multiple DC police officers stopped and detained three Black children, all under 11 years old, near 5th and H St NE  for four hours. At least one was handcuffed and temporarily taken into custody. This is just the most  recent in a string of  incidents involving young Black children.

The scene inside a branch of climate-killing Wells Fargo

On the 10th of April, Climate First! disrupted business at a Wells Fargo branch a few blocks north of the White House. Wells Fargo is one of the world's largest investors in climate-killing fossil fuels. After two activists delivered a demands letter to the branch manager, the rest of the protesters rushed into the lobby with a banner and loud chants.

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Late afternoon on April 9, protesters showed for a symbolic defense of the Embassy of Venezuala from any takeover by the forces of US backed, self-declared "president" Juan Guaido after the OAS voted to recognize his envoy instead of that of the actual government of Venezuala.