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Truist Bank makes 2nd failed attempt to evict Adams-Morgan Plaza using old/revoked permit

On Friday, Sep 24, Truist Bank launched a predawn assault on Adams-Morgan plaza and its defenders. They showed an old and revoked permit, and MPD said the "big boys downtown" said they were "good to go" but the assault reportedly failed, with the defenders still holding the plaza later that day.

Truist's hired guns again tried and failed to evict Adams-Morgan plaza at 18th and Columbia Road(Photo by rvltn)

Protesters halt eviction and fencing of Adams-Morgan plaza

At Noon on the 22nd of September, Truist Bank had planned to evict unhoused people from the plaza at 18th and Columbia Road and fence the area off. They got an unpleasant surprise: activists were holding the plaza, and the delay allowed city officials to call them out for attempting to build the fence without a permit. Had the fence been up before the inspectors arrived it would probably have been allowed to stay.

Video of the occupation of Adams-Morgan Plaza 2 min 13 sec

The plaza at Noon Sep 22, when it was "supposed" to be fenced off

Extinction Rebellion sinks house in tidal basin over climate chaos

Early AM on Sep 22, Extinction Rebellion DC sank a mock house in the Tidal Basin to dramatize the effects of rising sea levels. Park Police arrested their swimmer who allegedly guided the house for "operating a vessel without a permit. That house is not a boat, but boats will soon be needed by DC residents if climate chaos keeps pushing up sea levels

Video from Ford Fischer's clips 1 min 21 sec

Welcome Back Congress march demands citizenship for all and climate action

On the 21st of September, thousands of migrants and supporters marched on the US Capitol. On the way they made a pit stop at ICE headquarters, demanding ICE be abolished entirely. Biden is facing considerable pushback for his Trump-style campaign of deportations, most recently of Haitians.

Welcome Back Congress March stops at ICE to demand their abolition 24 sec

Photo by Rafael Morataya

Trumpers, fascists hold rally for J6 defendents behind walls of cops

On the 18th of September, hundreds of Trump supporters (MAGAts) and assorted fascists held their so-called "justice for J6" rally in front of the US Capitol. Huge numbers of cops protected the Capitol from them, and them from the general public. One counterprotest was held up close, and a larger one at Freedom Plaza

Update Sep 21: It is being reported that the man arrested with a gun was an off-duty CBP officer. CBP officers of course are fascists-their core job is racial enforcement. Same shit as at J6.

Video-cops, other fascists and counterprotesters at the Capitol 1 min 29 sec

Riot cops and counterprotesters at the US Capitol

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

Code Pink launches "Cut the Pentagon" campaign at White House rally

On the 12th of September, Code Pink launched the "Cut the Pentagon: campaign to redirect money away from the Pentagon and to other priorities. They held a rally in Lafayette Sq with a cake symbolizing both the Pentagon and the budget, which was literally cut and served out to participants.

Video-cutting the "Pentagon" in Lafayette Sq 1 min 11 sec

Cutting the Pentagon: this cake symbolizing the Pentagon was in 5 segments but which ended up being 10 sides, possibly due to baking equipment limitations.

Extreme-right Sean Feucht "Let Us Worship" concert gets tiny turnout

On Sep 11 and 12, Christian evangelical and far-right activist Sean Feucht held one of his "let us worship" concerts on the Mall in DC. His permit called for a maximum of 30,000 attendees, but photos show he got less than 10% of that if even that..

This is nowhere near 30,000 Christian fundamentalists and MAGAts

Activists hold rally to demand NO vote on Metro police powers expansion.

On Sep 7, Black Lives Matter and transit activists rallied at Columbia Heights Civic Plaza to demand that the WMATA (Metro) board vote NO on the proposal to expand Metro police powers. This vote originally scheduled for July 29 was postponed to Sep 9 after WMATA board member Tom Bulger received a protest at his home on July 27.

Update Sep 9: vote on expanding Metro Transit Police powers expansion delayed again

Video by StonieFlix of continuing protest INSIDE Metro 44 sec

March for An'Twan Gilmore and George Watson takes over U st area

Since the police murder of An'Twan Gilmore MPD has not stopped killing. Thus, the name of George Watson had to be added to An'Twan Gilmore's name for the planned Friday night march against MPD. This time around, marchers headed into the crowded U st dining and bar corridor for maximum visibility.

Video highlights of U st March 54 sec

Twice the march passed Nellie's in a chorus of boos

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