DC

Anti-Racist block party closes U st in front of Nellie's Sports Bar

On the 18th of June, protesters again descended on the 9th and U st area, at now-closed Nellie's Sports Bar. On Pride night Nellie's security dragged a Black woman down the stairs by her hair. Now they have shut down supposedly for training but probably to avoid confrontation with furious BLM protesters.

Video:protesters take over U st, Nellie's is CLOSED 1 min 13 sec

Police get violent after noisy protest at FOP headquarters

On the 15th of June, protesters against racism and police brutality again staged a noisy protest at the DC headquarters of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). When cops out of uniform began filing out of the building at about 6PM, one of them started pushing and shoving protesters. Shortly afterwards there were several arrests.

Phillipines Embassy's 75 year celebrations draws anti-Duterte protesters

On the 15th of June, protesters marched on the Embassy of the Phillipines on Mass Ave. They were there to protest Phillipine "President" Duterte(famous for extrajudicial murder), ongoing US exploitation of the Phillipines, and the effective colonial status of the Phillipines subservient to the US although supposedly independent.

Scene in front of the Embassy of the Phillipines (photos redacted as Duterte is infamous for murder and there are active insurgencies in the Phillipines against him)

BLM, NJNP protest Nellie's Sports Bar after Black woman beaten by security

On the evening of the June 12 main Pride events, security at so-called Gay bar Nellie's Sports Bar claimed to see a Black woman drink an outside beverage. They responded by brutally dragging her down the stairs by her hair-as a camera rolled. One patron intervened against the security thugs. The next day, protesters showed up at Nellies vowing to shut them down.

Video-Chuck Modi's interviews at the protest, and Nee Nee Tay's video of the violent assault by security 3 min 43 sec

More: Chuck Modi's video of police assaulting protesters at Nellie's Sports Bar 53 sec

Stop Police Terror Project photo of the evening noise demo at Nellie's

Pride revelers drive off fundamentalist Christian counterprotesters

On the 12th of June, Pride returned to DC with a vengeance. Well into the afternoon, some fundamentalist Christians and two anti-trans extremists attempted to counterprotest Pride, only to taste that vengeance as the crowd reported began pushing them away. Cops swarmed into the area and an ambulance was seen. In the end, the cops extracted the religious and anti-trans extremists without seeking to make arrests

Video of Pride revelers facing off vs religious extremists, MPD extracting the fundamentalists 3 min

Cops extracting religious extremists from their attempt to counterprotest Pride

Defund MPD march beseiges FOP's headquarters in DC

On the 5th of June, protesters demanded MPD be defunded and money be spent instead on the community. They started on BLM Plaza with a go-go concert that drew a substantial crowd, the marched to the Fraternal Order of Police and blocked off the area in front of it for speeches.

Video of protesters descending on FOP 2 min 1 sec

Cancel Rent activists march on home of councilmember Anita Bonds

On the first of June, protesters gathered in front of the DC Housing authority to march on the home of councilmember Anita Bonds. Activists were there to demand at least a two-year rent freeze with cancellation of back rent due to the pandemic. Across the street from DCHA, low income apartments burned as firefighters gave their all to battle the blaze. This while activists hope to douse the flames of gentrification and displacement.

Video of the march and rally at Anita Bond's house 1 min 51 sec

Protesters gather at DC Housing Authority as an affordable apartment building burns across the street

Thousands fill Constitution Ave in National March for Palestine

On the 29th of May, the National March 4 Palestine built up at the Lincoln Memorial before filling several blocks of Constitution Ave with marchers. The march ended between the White House and the Washignton Monument, demanding sanctions against Israe for their aggression against the Palestinians.

Video of the rally and march 1 min 44 sec

Eyes on Amazon protest visits stockholder Blackrock, demands responsible shareholder votes

On the 24th of May (two days before Amazon's annual general meeting), protesters showed up at major Amazon stockholder Blackrock. They brought with them a list of socially responsible votes on Amazon's corporate policies, and attempted to deliver it to Blackrock. Bike cops refused to let protesters in the building but eventually let them post the demands on the wall, possibly to avoid escalation.

Video-calling out Amazon at investor Blackrock 2 min 30 sec

MPD protecting their corporate masters from the community

Mass bike rides take to the streets as most covid restrictions lifted and cases plunge

On the 21st and again on the 22nd of May, massive group bike rides took to the streets of DC, similar to the DC Bike Parties of the pre-covid era. In the past year, police made no attempt to enforce covid gathering limits against 1st Amendment activities probably for fear of a court using the 1st Amendment to toss ALL the gathering limits. Cultural events (including bike rides) that were not about speech were mostly suspended-until now.

Big mass bike ride set out on the evening of May 22

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