Race/Racism

Trump cancels Nov military parade in wake of huge costs, UTR II fallout

On the 19th of August, the Washington Post announced that Donald Trump has decided to cancel his proposed military parade honoring himself in response to a Pentagon estimate of a $93M cost. Trump "blamed" DC as a whole for this. This all occurred less than a week after the huge police operation staged by DC to protect neo-Nazis on Aug 12, and DC's cost estimate for that event of $2.6M.

Metro Transit Union Protests Special Train for Hate Rally

Amalgamated Transit Union 689 protests outside Metro Center demanding the ouster of General Manager Paul Wiedefeld for providing special accommodations to attendees of the Unite The Right II rally.

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Video featuring speaker from Black Lives Matter and the union rep to whom Paul Wiedefeld promised no special trains (3 min 8 sec)

ATU Local 689 announces protest after finding proof Metro ran special train for neo-Nazis on Aug 12

On the 14th of August, Local 689 of the Amalgamated Transit Union announced a protest to be held Noon-1PM, Aug 16 at Metro Center. Local 689 is demanding that Metro CEO Paul Wiedefeld be fired for providing neo-Nazis with a special train for Unite the Right II. Also on the 14th of August, the union published photos of cops and Nazis at the Vienna Metro-and the schedule sheet containing the order for the special train.

Demand Metro CEO Paul Wiedefeld be fired for providing a special train for white supremacists on Sun, Aug 12

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Nazis in DC get VIP treatment from police, finger from the rest of us.

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Unite the Right II: Dozens of Nazis run gauntlet of thousands after special Metro train ride

On the 12th of August, WMATA broke their promise to ATU Local 689 by running a special train just for a few dozen Nazis from the Vienna Metro to Foggy Bottom. Once there, the fascists had to run a gauntlet of thousands of counterprotesters, nearly get kettled by counterprotesters at Lafayette Sq, and when the rains began to fall had to be removed by a different route from the park to return to Metro.Counterprotesters were incensed that neo-Nazis would dare to commemorate August 12, the day one of them murdered Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, VA.

Video-Unite the Right II runs a gauntlet of thousands of counterprotesters (3 min 46 sec)

Ash L video of incident where police having just pepper sprayed a bloc near 12th and G sts threatened to spray again (44 sec)

Update Aug 13:Washington "Moon-Times" confirms police attempt to exit Lafayette Park west with the fash repulsed by antifa bloc

Helmeted fascists (Maybe Proud Boys?) running the gauntlet after getting off the Foggy Bottom Metro

Fascists show up at White House and Cville 3 days before UTR II

On the 9th of August, neo-Nazi Patrick Little showed up in front of the White House with an "expel the Jews" sign and two of his own media people. The media people were not obvious until he was followed away from all other media as many videographers focussed on him. Also on July 9, known members of the Proud Boys were spotted in Charlottesville.

Update Aug 10: Reports on Twitter that Patrick LIttle was spotted earlier in the day at the Israeli Embassy.

Update Aug 11: Washington Post reports Patrick LIttle called for torture murder of Jews in gab (Alt-right Twitter replacement) post. Gab's physical host Microsoft to order the offending post deleted.

This is Patrick Little, a self-described "Nationally Socialist Democratic American Patriot" who wants to run for President on the Democratic Party ticket

Defend DC From White Supremacy: #AllOutDC Weekend Of Events

The Shut It Down DC Coalition, representing 38 different organizations and local groups in the DC metropolitan area, has released a schedule of events for the upcoming mass days of action from Friday to this Sunday, in opposition to the neo-Nazi and Alt-Right rally, Unite the Right.

Video-Defend DC Aug 10-12

Movement for Black Lives DC hosts Night out for Safety and Liberation

On Tuesday, the 7th of August, Night out for Safety and Liberation hosted the Night out for Safety and Liberation as an alternative to the cop-focussed "National Night Out." The Night out for Safety and Liberation is all about solutions to problems on the street and elsewhere that avoid reliance on police and prisons.

In front of DC's Night Out for Safety and Liberation

Clean It or Close It : Protesting Inhumane Conditions at DC Central Holding block

Rev. Graylan Hagler and the DC Poor People's Campaign protest inhumane conditions at the DC Central holding block including roaches and vermin. Protesters describe their experiences being held at the DC jail and call for it to either be renovated or closed.

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Speeches and soundbites after 19:33

A Statement from the Shut It Down DC Coalition on Facebook's false "Russian Bot" censorship

Earlier today(July 31), Facebook deleted numerous Facebook pages, including one event aimed at promoting a protest against Jason Kessler's Unite The Right 2, the sequel no one asked for. The Shut It Down DC Coaliton has been meeting for weeks. We took over the Facebook event created by outside groups, in a desire to keep it accountable to local organizers. At numerous points, national groups have organized events in DC, and often demanded the resources of local organizers. We took over the Facebook event in question to prevent over-burden, and to control it.

In front of Facebook's DC headquarters on Aug 1

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