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"Every City Is Cop City" chanted at DC march for Atlanta

On Jan 28, an Atlanta Forest Defense solidarity march assembled in Logan Circle and took to the streets in DC. As bike cops swarmed around the march, marchers chanted "Every City is Cop City! Stop Cop City!" The bike cops were dressed in black and yellow above all else, same colors as the Proud Boys.

Chuck Modi's video originally posted to Twitter of marchers swarmed in cops chanting "Every City is Cop City" 14 sec

Still from Chuck Modi's video

Vigil held in Malcolm X Park for forest defender shot and killed by Atlanta cops

On the 18th of January, police assaulting the Atlanta Forest Defense/Stop Cop City treesits shot and killed forest defender "Tortuguita" or "Tort." He was murdered after a cop was shot by another cop in a blue-on-blue "friendly fire" incident. Since then vigils have been held across Turtle Island. One of them drew an estimated 50-75 people to Malcolm X Park here in DC on Jan 24.

Video: Camera Pan Clip of the vigil by Shut Down DC 2 sec clip

Photo by Our rights DC

Women's March takes to the streets, faces scrum with Christian nationalists at SCOTUS

On the 22nd of January, the Women's March took to the streets in DC and many other cities for abortion rights. In DC, swarms of Christian nationalists and other forced-birth advocates counterprotested at the Supreme Court, leading to some tense confrontations. Women are NOT going to back down on abortion rights, no matter what the church demands!

Video from the DC Women's March including a pushy right-winger at SCOTUS 45 sec

Video: protesters at Kavanaugh's home call out his history of rape 1 min

RelatedVideo from Orlando's Women's March, one of many all over the US 1 min

Facing aggressive forced-birth supporters at the Supreme Court

PAAU fetus stealers draw counterprotesters to SCOTUS

On Jan 20, so-called "Progressive Anti Abortion Uprising"(a literally fetus-stealing religious group) and their allies showed up at the Supreme Court during the so-called "March 4 Life." Present also at SCOTUS were several antichoice Gay men, helping to pave the way for their own fate if the GOP decides to round up the entire LGBTQ community. A bullhorn in siren mode helped drown out PAAU's lies.

Video-Our rights DC counterprotests PAAU at Supreme Court 25 sec

Still from Our Rights DC video captures swastika in flag flown by a forced birth advocate

Forced birth "National Prayer Service" disrupted by abortion rights and trans rights activists

On the 20th of January, hard core anti-abortion/forced birth activists led by defrocked priest held Frank Pavone the "National Prayer Service " before marching on the Capitol and Supreme Court. As the service got underway, abortion rights and transgender rights activists shouted it down, one after another.

Video from clips by Our rights DC 1 min

Jeff Bezos get home demo for Poushawn Brown at his DC house

On the 8th of January, protesters assembled at the DC home of Jeff Bezos (one of many of his homes) for a candlelight vigil to remember Poushawn Brown. At the start of the covid pandemic, she was ordered to test other workers at Amazon with zero protective equipment and died as a result of this shameful refusal to provide any kind of protection. Amazon has refused to pay her family a penny even though this assignment was illegal.

Photo by Muslim Counter Publics Lab

Counterprotesters hold the line as Fascists, Christian nationalists return to DC for J6 anniversary

On the 6th of January, 2023, some of the same Trump supporters and general Fascists who fought two years ago that day returned to the Capitol and also showed up at the US Supreme Court. Some of the counterprotesters threw the Proud Boys slogan "fuck around and find out" back at the fascists by saying Ashli Babbatt did exactly that.

Video-counterprotesters at the Supreme Court, Ashli Babbatt's mother arrested, and counterprotest at Capitol warns MAGA GOP now controls House and still denies the 2020 election. 4 min

Killer cops GUILTY on all charges in death of Karon Hylton, Karon's mother arrested in court

On Dec 21, Killer DC cops Terrence Sutton and Lt Andrew Zabavsky were found GUILTY on all charges, murder included for the death of Karon Hylton. Both were released on GPS monitoring, unlike Kyron's mother, who was arrested inside the courtroom. Unlike the killer cops, she is scheduled to spend the holidays in a hellhole of a Federal detention center. Pure retaliation by cops and US Marshalls.

Video-the Oct 28, 2020 siege and bombardment of MPD's 4D precinct over the murder of Karon Hylton, for which two cops were just found GUILTY. 1 min 21 sec

What it took to get Terrence Sutton convicted of murder and Lt Andrew Zabavsky convicted of obstruction and conspiracy

2022 in activism: Escalation and increasing tension

Over the course of 2022, US politics steadily destabilized. The year began pretty much normally but tension was evident and soon began to escalate. Gender issues above all others have predominated as Christian Nationalists and Fascists seek to impose their will.

Video-2022 in review by Iron Snowflake 18 min 48 sec

Wanted posters targetting killer cop Jason Bagshaw appear in DC

In mid-December 2016, "wanted" posters depicting notorious killer cop Jason Bagshaw appeared on lamp posts around town.

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