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Nellies gets another block party/protest, still CLOSED for brutality

On Friday, the 25th of June, Nellie's Sports Bar again had to remain closed as protesters descended on the intersection of 9th and U sts NW. A block party (including sexy dances) was held in what was made both a GLBTQ and sex worker friendly space, while Nellies missed out on the packed crowds that filled all the other bars on U st. This is the price of dragging a Black woman down the stairs on June 12 during Pride

Video-protesters read out demands, many more show up after dark 1 min 36 sec

Mitch McConnell gets a home demo for his filibuster of bill to limit voter suppression

On the 24th of June, protests against the GOP filibuster that has halted the "For the People Act" started with 42 arrests for civil disobedience at the Capitol fence, and ended in a noisy dance party protest at the home of GOP Senator Mitch McConnell. Protesters were demanding the Democrats abolish the filibuster and push through the "For the people" Federal voting rights protections without GOP cooperation.

Video of the scene at Mitch's House 1 min 36 sec

Protesters fill the street in front of Mitch McConnell's house demanding voting rights and an end to the filibuster

DC Juneteenth events include Million Moe March (gogo) and noise demo at DC Jail

On the 19th of July, Juneteenth events all over DC celebrated the 1865 end of legal slavery(excluding prison labor). Speaking of the prison labor exception, one of the events was a pot and pan banging noise protest at the DC Jail. Earlier, the "Million Moe March" go-go began at BLM Plaza and ended on U st, once known as "Black Broadway" before gentrification.

Video-Banging pots and invoking past uprisings at the DC Jail 38 sec

Banging a pot outside the DC Jail

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

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