Police/Legal/Prisons

Reportback from Aug 1 day of marches and action

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-marchers block I-395 1 min 4 sec

DemandDC's big permitted march

"Protest and Paint" and bikes on BLM Plaza

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.

Video-the bike riders come through BLM Plaza 47 sec

Sunset yoga sessions hold space on BLM Plaza

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.

Sunset yoga on BLM Plaza

Video-bombardment of Portland Federal courthouse in response to Trump's Gestapo

Protesters enraged by illegal "arrests" by Trump's Gestapo beseige and bombard Portland's Federal courthouse. Fireworks pound the building while activists with lasers work on the pigs from behind the shield wall protecting protesters from enemy fire.

A direct hit on Trump's precious Portland Federal courthouse

"Georgetown Karen" who rammed protesters w car is a DOJ attorney

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

Georgetown Karen about to ram

Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf gets protesters at his house over Portland outrages

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

FTP March repeatedly defeats bike cops after probable undercovers start incidents

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.

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

One of several front lines where bike cops attempted to control or shut down protesters but failed

Veterans for BLM show up as Portland solidarity protests begin in DC

On the 25th of July, the PSL's storm-delayed Portland solidarity protest got a boost from a contingent of Veterans for BLM. In Portland, similar Veterans groups have lended muscle to hard-pressed protesters facing Trump's oathbreaking, Constitution-burning stormtroopers.

Raw video-"Protect and serve? That's a lie-you don't care if people die!"

Getting mad about kneeling on necks-and about troops gassing and kidnapping protesters

Banner drop in solidarity with Portland protesters

On the 24th of July, unknown activists dropped a banner from a highway overpass in solidarity with the Portland protesters who have been slugging it out with Trump's Federal Stormtroopers.

Five Seattle media outlets subpeonaed for raw video/photos of protests

On the 31st of May, protests in Seattle included the burning of police cars same as in DC the previous night. Also included was the seizure of two guns from the cops. A month and a half later, a Federal judge issued subpeonas to the Seattle Times and four TV stations for all photos and videos of the protests that night. If they comply, they will have to be treated as police photographers at all subsequent protests.

DC Indymedia journalist Luke Kuhn burns a 2018 grand jury subpeona on the courthouse steps. The Seattle Times and those four TV stations can do this too.

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