Gender/Sexuality/Identity

Pro choice protesters block 1st st NE,face off with theocrats at SCOTUS

On the 4th of October, the US Supreme Court began a new session. Christian Fundamentalist made exclusively religious arguments in their antichoice protest outside while pro-choice activists chanted against them and blockaded 1st st. Several of the pro-choice activists were arrested.

Video of dueling protests and the pro-choice civil disobedience at SCOTUS 3 min 54 sec

Closeup of part of the civil disobedience

Women's March marches on Supreme Court, faces off with counterprotesters

On the 2nd of October, the Women's March marched on the US Supreme Court to condemn their decision to uphold the Texas near-ban on abortion. Marchers were measured in thousands, counterprotesters in dozens. The cops penned the march into a dangerously narrow space by the Supreme Court while shouting matches were the limit of interaction with the right-wingers.

Video-marching on SCOTUS and confronting theocrat counterprotesters 4 min 31 sec

The Women's March coming up Capitol Hill

Kavanaugh gets 2nd home demo over TX abortion law-from neighbors

On the first day of October, Supreme Court so-called "Justice" Brett Kavanaugh got a second protest at his house over the Texas abortion law he chose to uphold. This time it was mostly his own neighbors, protesting after dark with a candlelight "Vigil for Democracy." Kavanaugh could not leave to escape the protest, as he is in quarantine at his house after a positive covid test.

Kavanaugh's own neighbors are now protesting his Supreme Court rulings on abortion rights

Supreme Court "Injustice" Kavanaugh gets abortion rights home demo

On the evening of September 13, protesters descended on the home of US Supreme Court "Justice" Kavanaugh. The protesters were infuriated by the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Texas ban on abortion after 6 weeks and demanded that Kavanaugh resign from the Supreme Court.

Video of the protest at Kavanaugh's house 2 min 51 sec

Protests and dissent begin as SCOTUS guts Roe vs Wade in TX

Just before midnight Sep 1-2, the US Supreme Court refused to stop a Texas abortion law that empowers private "bounty hunters" to sue anyone who helps anyone get a abortion after six weeks. Less than 24 hours later, the first sparks of what will soon be a roaring conflagration of protest began at the Supreme Court.

A small speakout-and one of the first sparks of the coming conflagration of protest

Protesters at Nellies bring the bikes on possible cusp of victory

On the 13th of August, someone sympathetic to Nellies stabbed out a protester's bicycle tire with a knife. The following Friday (Aug 20), many more protesters were outside Nellie's on bikes, showing the futility of this attack. Doug (owner of Nellies) is also starting to see the futility of defying the community and has agreed to a listening session on Thursday, Aug 26.

Video: bicycle riders circle in front of Nellies-w front wheels in the air 1 min 13 sec

Boycott Nellie's block party not stopped by rain, bar almost totally empty

Continuing rain after thunderstorms did NOT stop boycott Nellie's protesters from descending on 9th and U st. Protests over Keisha being dragged down the stairs on Pride weekend are going into their 3ed month.

Video-Nellie's protest goes on in rain. 43 sec

The Nellie's rubber duck under boycott

Boycott Nellies protesters return for 8th week, bar still mostly empty

On the 6th of August, Boycott Nellie's protesters returned to 9th and U sts for the 8th week out of 9. In mid-July protesters took one week off while Nellies was closed but they responded by reopening. Protests continue while Nellie's Sports Bar sits nearly empty. Soon they will have missed the entire summer reopening, and if Delta leads to another round of bar closures they could go out of business.

The scene outside Nellie's Sports bar almost 9 weeks after their security dragged Keisha down the stairs over Pride weekend

Police attack using snowplows fails to remove Nellie's protest

On the 30th of July, Boycott Nellie's protesters showed up for the 7th week since Keisha was dragged down the stairs over Pride weekend. The bar was open but sparsely attended. During the protest, snowplows summoned by MPD tried to clear the intersection, one of them coming in straignt-on and honking while others flanked. The plows were halted by advancing protesters and the attack failed.

Video of the failed police attempt to push through using snowplows 53 sec

Snowplows attempt to charge into the intersection held by protesters in front of Nellie's Sports Bar

Boycott Nellies block party ends in thunderous finale of dirt bikes, ATV's

On the evening of Friday, July 23, Boycott Nellies protesters returned to 9th and U, the bar having been open since the previous Sunday. This time around, ATV and dirt bike riders provided a thunderous finale in front of the near-empty bar. All the partying was in the streets.

Video of the block party and its thunderous finale 1 min 35 sec

ATV riders at Nellie's

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