Pro-J6 protesters assault counterprotester, attempt to destroy bullhorn

On May 29, Memorial day, a pack of pro-J6 (Capitol insurrection) protesters showed up outside the DC Jail. Opposing them and disrupting their brazen support for Trump's coup attempt was "DC Residents against Terrorism and Sympathizers," or DC RATS for short. One of the pro-J6 protesters got violent, assaulting a DC RATS activist carrying a bullhorn and attempting to destroy the bullhorn. The attacker was not arrested.

Video from clips by Ford Fischer and Zdiggler, two vantage points same assault 56 sec

Beyond Extreme Energy, 3ed Act blockade FERC against Manchin, MVP

On the 18th of May, Beyond Extreme Energy and 3ed Act backed up frontline activists, descending on the monthly meeting of FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Protesters blocked the driveway with rocking chairs and protrayed the Commissioners as puppets of W Va Senator Joe Manchin. Manchin is still promoting coal, fracking, and the infamous Mountain Valley Pipeline or MVP.

Video from clips by BXEaction 1 min

FERC's driveway blockaded (photo by BXEaction)

J6 supporters get violent after counterprotesters get their prime spot at DC Jail

For nearly a year, supporters of the pro-Trump insurgents who stormed the Capitol on Jan 6 2021 have been protesting outside the DC Jail in support of the terrorists held or passing through there for J6. On the 14th of May, they got a surprise: counterprotesters got their first and took the prime spot! The fascists responded with violence.

Video-J6 supporters get violent after counterprotesters get their spot at DC Jail 1 min 55 sec

Solo counterprotester heckles and shames Patriot Front's fascist march in DC

On the 13th of May, explicitly Fascist group Patriot Front staged another one of their "mass marches" of a hundred or so in Washington DC. A solo counterprotester called them out, demanding the "get a job," calling them "incels," the works.

Video-one person heckles Patriot Front HARD 45 sec

Attempt by Christian extremists to disrupt drag show defeated on Barracks Row

On the 13th of May, far-right Christian extremists again attempted without success to disrupt a drag show at a venue on Barracks Row in SE DC. Again a solid wall of umbrellas blocked their view of people entering the venue, again loud music made their hateful words hard to hear.

Video from raw clips by Our Rights DC 24 sec

Outside the venue (cropped from photo by Our Rights DC)

Declare Emergency paints up Degas "Little Dancer" sculpture

At around 11AM on April 27, Declare Emergency entered the National Gallery of Art. Inside, they both handprinted and poured mock blood and oil onto the clear plastic casing around Edgar Degas' "little dancer of 14 years" statue. They then sat down and waited for arrest. This is in the footsteps of UK based "just stop oil" which has also targeted artworks. In this case, no damage to the sculpture itself was possible or intended. Declare Emergency stated that "human expression is being destroyed by climate change."

Video by Ford Fischer 5 min

Still from video by Ford Fischer

Green Groups Rally On Earth Day, Warn Fossil Fuels Imperil Life As We Know It

Washington DC—Over 40 green groups rallied on Earth Day at Freedom Plaza to celebrate the Earth’s natural beauty while calling on world and local leaders to get serious about ending the use of fossil fuel energy sources. The Saturday event saw hundreds join a in panorama of environmental and social justice messages on a common theme: any further delay in ending carbon based energy sources-oil, methane, and coal, and continued reliance on these energy sources—would lock in rising global heat levels and imperil the existence of all the future generations.

In-depth video by DC Media Group 4 min 57 sec

DC Earth Day reportback

DC's Earth Day marched towards the White House after a series of events on Freedom Plaza. Heavy rains passed through, about half the participants stayed through it and continued the event. "Hundreds" reported present even after the rain.

Video of the rally and march 1 min 25 sec

Still from Extinction Rebellion DC video

DeSantis appearance at Heritage Foundation in DC draws furious protesters

On the 18th of April, genocidal anti-Trans Fl Governor DeSantis showed up in DC at the Heritage Foundation. This while trans kids were arrested in the FL State House trying to stop a bill to allow CPS to take them from their familes and he just signed a 6 week abortion ban. Furious protesters forced him to slink in via the back door-and surprised him there when he left.

Video-confronting DeSantis at Heritage Foundation 1 min 39 sec

Don't Say DeSantis (Photo by Our Rights DC)

Pro-J6 prisoner “Freedom Corner” at DC Jail draws counterprotesters

On the 16th of April, the so-called “Freedom Corner” protest at the DC Jail for J6 detainees (Proud Boys, 3%er’s, Oath Keepers etc) drew counterprotesters. MAGA meatheads are simply NOT welcome in DC.

Video in which the MAGA protesters are seen but only counterdemonstrators heard 6 sec

Still cut from Our Rights DC video clip