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4th annual Women's March takes to the streets amid scattered right-wing crazies

On the 18th of January, the 4th annual Women's March took to the streets for a march all the way around the White House. Far-right counterprotesters included antichoice banner holders shut down by a single pair of anarchists, and some Alex Jones supporters in an armored truck.

Video-scenes from the Women's March including the right-wing extremist counterprotesters 1 min 42 sec

Women's March participant calls Trump a "Shithole President"

11 arrests in Hart, Russell buildings in Remove Trump "Swarm the Senate" protests

Since Jan 6, Remove Trump has held daily "Swarm the Senate" protests on Capitol Hill demanding the Senate remove Donald Trump from office. On Thursday, Jan 16, these protests escalated to civil disobedience and 11 arrests as Senators were formally sworn in for Trump's post-impeachment trial. A conviction on either article of impeachment removes him from office.

Video from the Hart Buildind disruption originally posted to Twitter by Andrew Worthmann(14 sec)

"Trump is Guilty" banner in the Hart Senate Office Building (Photo by Remove Trump)

ShutDownDC drops climate emergency banners all over DC

In AM rush hour on the 13th of January, ShutDownDC dropped "Climate Emergency-no time for business as usual" banners from overpasses all over town. Banners were visible from the SE-SW Freeway, K st, Rock Creek Parkway, and many other locations as dispersed teams dropped dozens of banners simultaniously.

Video-deploying banners over the SE-SW Freeway and Rock Creek Parkway 1 min 19 sec

Banner on a K st overpass near Washington Circle

Anti-torture protesters march on Trump Hotel demanding closure of Guantanimo Bay

The 11 of January, 2020 was the 18th annniversary of the opening of the gates of Hell at Guantanimo Bay by George W Bush. Protesters marched to Trump Hotel bearing nine coffins for nine detainees who have died there, and one more for whoever is next to die from the atrocious conditions at Gitmo. Trump has vowed nobody will be released from there no matter what.

Video-coffin march on Trump Hotel demands Gitmo close forever 2 min 2 sec

The march departs the White House

Rally at Capitol supports vote under War Powers Act to deny Trump Iran war authority

On the 9th of January, antiwar members of Congress and a number of antiwar activists spoke before a substantial rally in front of the US Capitol. They were there to pump up support for a War Powers Act resolution to require Trump to seek authorization from Congress prior to any further military action against Iran. The resolution pass the House 224-194 on mostly party lines shortly after the rally.

Video:the basics followed by in-depth speeches by an antiwar veteran and an Iraqi-American 5 min 28 sec

Supporting a War Powers Act resolution against Trump's expected Iran War

Hundreds march on Trump Hotel against potential US-Iran war

On the 4th of January, hundreds gathered in Lafayette Square to oppose Trump's reckless aggression and brewing war with Iran. At the conclusion of ANSWER's rally at the White House protesters marched on Trump Hotel. This was just one of dozens of simultanious antiwar protests across the US.

Video: the march at Trump Hotel 7 min and 1 sec cut from longer Anya Parampil livestream

Still from Anya Parampil video

MPD solicits sex from, assaults DC activist

At about 2AM on the 4th of January, an MPD decoy targetting customers of sex workers first solicited sex themselves from an area activist, then resorted to potentially deadly force when their sting operation blew up into a chase. This was the 5th in a month-long series of harassment incidents by area police depts and their allies against the core crew of the activist in question.

Fire Drill Friday protest blocks 1st st NE demanding Fossil Fuel corporate accountability

On the 3ed of January, Jane Fonda's Fire Drill Fridays protest returned to the US Capitol. This time around, they were demanding that corporations responsible for fossil fuel extraction and demand be held accountable for the damage they have done. The protest culminated in a civil disobedience blockade of 1st st NE at E Cap Street in front of the US Capitol

Video-civil disobedience on 1st st NE for corporate accountability on climate change 2 min

Protests shift focus to removal after impeachment of Donald Trump

After the Dec 18 impeachment of Donald Trump, groups holding protests calling for impeachment pivoted to the next stage of removing him from office: a vote in the Senate to remove him from office. At least 20 GOP Senators will have to have their feet held to the fires of popular disgust with Trump to remove him prior to Jan 20, 2021.

Video: The Dec 26 Kremlin Annex Protest-and a disruptor 1 min 23 sec

"Kremlin Annex" protesters on Dec 26

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