DC

Night march against ICE gets lots of cops but no serious police aggression

On the 3ed of April, anti-capitalist activists combined with La Raza DC to organize a night march demanding nothing less than the total abolition of ICE. The march went through dining areas, getting cheers from many but jeers from the wealthy. Large numbers of bike cops shadowed the march but made no attempts at snatch-and-grab arrests or kettles.

Video-atmosphere on 18th st as march comes through 1 min 23 sec

Bike cops line up behind the march on the 18th st restaurant row. A line of protesters with shields is behind the photographer.

Frontline Indigenous activists fighting pipelines march "Black Snake" to White House, kill it

On the first of April, Lakota, Anishabe, and other Indigenous activsts from the frontlines of such pipeline fights as DAPL, Enbridge Line 3, and many others gathered at the US Army Corps of Engineer. From there they marched a 300 foot long rendition of the Black Snake of prophecy to the White House, where two tripod sitters waited. On arrival, the "Black Snake Killaz" went to work.

Video-Black Snake slithers through Washington DC before being "killed" at White House 2 min 53 sec

The Black Snake begins his final journey at the US Army Corps of Engineers

Protesters rally at State Dept against US intervention in Haiti

As Haiti's President attempts to stay in power beyond the end of his term (Trump-style), the US as always is supporting all efforts to keep wages down and multinational garment factories (e.g Hanes Underwear) profitable. On the 29th of March, major protests against plans to replace Haiti's constitution were supported by a solidarity protest at the US Dept of State.

Video: speaker dissects US Embassy's "don't come over" tweet in context of US racism and interference in Haiti 3 min 16 sec

XRDC protests inside, then dumps "oil" at Chase Bank over Enbridge Line 3 financing

On the 27th of March, Extinction Rebellion-DC first took a mock pipeline/Black Snake into Chase Bank, then dumped mock "oil" on the sidewalk outside the bank.Chase Bank, like Citibank and Bank of America (also called out on March 27) is a major funder of Enbridge, builder of the "Line 3 replacement" pipeline threatening to destroy Chippewa land in Minnesota.

Video-getting inside, then dumping "oil" outside Chase Bank 2 min

If the Black Snake can dump on Chippewa land, he can dump on Chase Bank too!

ANSWER holds Stop Asian Hate rally at Chinatown arch

On the 27th of March, another round of Stop Asian Hate protests were held all over the so-called United States. One of them was ANSWER's DC rally under the Chinatown arch between 6th and 7th st NW on H st, site of so many Black Lives Matter protests in the past. Again the subject is people being killed for the color of their skin, anti-Asian hate crimes and murders have skyrocketed in the past year.

Tenants of the Woodner, other Van Metre properties hold Cancel the Rent protest

On the 26th of March, tenants of the Woodner, the Oaklawn, and other Van Metre properties protested in front of their buildings demanding back rent and rent be cancelled in the face of the majority of tenants losing their jobs to the COVID-19 pandemic. While tenants starve, Ms Woodner rides $100,000 horses and sponsors art shows!

Video featuring tenant organizer telling of Ms Woodner's expensive horses and art shows 1 min 26 sec

Rallying at the Woodner for rent cancellation in face of pandemic job losses

MoCo county exec Marc Elrich agrees to climate demands after home demo

On the 24th of March, student climate activists showed up at Montgomery County executive Marc Elrich's house, demanding the County replace a verbose but useless climate "action" plan with on-the-ground, real policy changes. A stay-behind team from XR-MoCo confronted him after the protest as he tried to enter his car-and he agreed to present a list of specific proposals to the Council before March 31.

Video-protesters show up at Erlich's house in drenching rains 1 min 38 sec

Audio: Marc Elrich concedes "I will give you a list" of specific proposals after being confronted at his car by the stay-behind team 1 min 17 sec

In front of Marc Elrich's house-in drenching rain

Stop Asian Hate march demands end to racist attacks

On the 21st of March, protesters responding to the March 16 murders in Atlanta filled McPherson Square before marching first to Black Lives Matter Plaza, then to the famous Chinatown arch. The shooting spree culminates a year of rising anti-Asian hate crimes as white supremacists exploit the covid pandemic.

Video interview with participant in the rally/march 1 min 6 sec

Asians are NOT a virus

Streets Calling Bike Club holds Breonna Taylor memorial ride

On the 1 year anniversary of Breonna Taylor's murder by Louisville, KY cops, Streets Calling Bike Club held a 6 mile memorial ride for her. The ride was jointly held with the Saturday Night Bike Club.The six miles were one mile for each of the shots fired by the police that stormed her apartment and opened fire in a drug raid aimed at someone else.

Chuck Modi's video of the ride departing 34 sec

Still from Chuck Modi's video of the bike ride departing from the African-American history museum, bound for Malcolm X Park

DC climate activists, Indigenous activists protest Enbridge Line 3 at Corps of Engineers

On the 12th of March, Anishinaabe and other Indigenous activists protested Enbridge's Line 3 "replacement" pipeline all over the US. They were backed up by climate and anti-pipeline activists. One of these protests was in Washington DC at the headquarters of the US Army Corps of Engineers, without whose permit the pipeline cannot be built.

Ford Fischer video of the DC Line 3 protest 1 min 55 sec

Still from Ford Fischer video

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