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Some fascists still in DC, BLM Plaza hassled again

On the 7th of January, small packs of fascists and Magats were still visible in DC, many of them playing tourist and even some still just across 1st St from the US Capitol. In at least one incident defenders of BLM Plaza were again put to the test.

Video-cops remove Trump supporter from BLM Plaza after attack on sign holder 1 min 5 sec

This man tried to tear down a sign at the temporarily repositioned Black Lives Matter Plaza vigil, only to be escorted out by cops

Five dead as fascists storm US Capitol, forcibly delay confirmation of Trump's defeat

On the 6th of January, Trumpers, fascists, and Proud Boys fought their way through 4 layers of police fencing, fought the Capitol Police to the point of blood on the Capitol steps, and pierced through the police defenses. They broke a window, maced the cops, and stormed the US Capitol itself, forcibly delaying the vote to confirm Biden's victory over Trump in the 2020 election.

Update Jan 7: A wounded US Capitol Police officer has died in the hospital, raising the death toll to 5.

Video: fascists egged on by Trump's demand to storm the US Capitol do exactly that 1 min 45 seconds

Fascist Trumpers smash their way into the Capitol through a window

Proud Boys assault police line in failed attempt to storm Black Lives Matter Plaza

Late night on the 5th of January, the Proud Boys marched in force on Black Lives Matter Plaza. They got nearly to the plaza itself before being stopped by an MPD police line. They attempted to charge through by force and failed. One may have gotten onto the plaza before being arrested. So much for "Back the Blue!"

Video: Proud Boys try to storm BLM Plaza right through MPD's police line 20 sec

Proud Boys attempt to storm BLM Plaza, chant "Fuck Antifa" as MPD holds them back to keep the community from going to war (still from RawsMedia video)

MAGAt rally speaker invokes Normandy while Fascists harass BLM Plaza

On January 5, Trump supporters rallied on Freedom Plaza. At one point, a speaker told people to hug each other, thinking it was sarcastic to call it a "superspreader event." Another speaker made an incredibly offensive comparison to Normany (D-Day) while fascists and Proud Boys harassed the defenders of Black Lives Matter Plaza. Meanwhile two more fascists were arrested for carrying guns.

Video-speaker invokes Normandy while fascists harass BLM Plaza and buildings are boarded up 59 sec

Scene at Freedom Plaza as a Trumper dares to speak of Normandy and D-Day

Senator who initiated challenge to election results gets protest at his VA house

On Dec 30, Sen. Josh Hawley was the first GOP Senator to announce he would object to certifying Donald Trump's loss to Biden in the 2020 election. Five days later on Jan 4, activists from Shut Down DC showed up in front of his Northern Virginia house for a protest vigil.

Video:Josh Hawley IsA Liar(produced by Don Winslow, faw footage by @alchymediatv of the peaceful candlelight vigil) 43 sec

Photo by Melissa

Proud Boys top commander Enrique Tarrio arrested

On the 4th of January, Proud Boys commander Enrique Tarrio arrived in DC for what he hoped would be three nights of terror against people of color. Instead he was arrested on arrival, for burning the Black Lives Matter banner stolen from a church on Dec 12, 2020. In addition, police found two high capacity gun magazines on him, banned under DC's gun laws. These brought two addtional charges, both felonies.

Update 1-5:Tarrio was released with charges-and a stayaway order from ALL OF DC except for court hearings

Hotel Harrington, Harry's Bar CLOSE for Jan 5-6 MAGAt/Proud Boys march

Within 24 hours of a Washington Post story about the Proud Boys hanging out at Harry's Bar and staying at Hotel Harrington, both establishments have stated they will close their doors for Jan 4-6. They have said publicly this is to protect their employees.

Harry's Bar and Hotel Harrington will CLOSE Jan 5-6 to protect their own staff from dangerous, violent fascists

"City under siege" feel as buildings stay boarded up over fears of MAGAt violence

As 2020 draws to an end, many buildings downtown remain boarded up. For all the city government's begging building owners to remove the boards, the recent bouts of MAGA/Proud Boys violence and fears of Inauguration street battles are keeping the boards up, and more buildings have boarded up since the brutal Dec 12 MAGA/Proud Boys mess.

Democratic Socialists of America "Santa" delivers coal to Congress

On the morning of Christmas Day, Dec 25, MetroDSA delivered a sack of coal (may have been charcoal) to Congress in "honor" of their betrayal of working-class people during the COVID 19 pandemic.

Video: 2020 in review: Pandemic, uprising, and a violent transition of power

Video: 2020 in review by Iron Snowflake 21 min 16 sec, link is fixed

Content warning! This is the most violent year I have ever seen in DC and the US. Video include two murders by police, the resulting long hot summer of fighting, fireworks used as artillery, and brutal fighting against the Proud Boys on Nov 14 and Dec 12.

One climax of the year: the fall of the Albert Pike statue

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