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Kavanaugh gets 2nd home demo over TX abortion law-from neighbors

On the first day of October, Supreme Court so-called "Justice" Brett Kavanaugh got a second protest at his house over the Texas abortion law he chose to uphold. This time it was mostly his own neighbors, protesting after dark with a candlelight "Vigil for Democracy." Kavanaugh could not leave to escape the protest, as he is in quarantine at his house after a positive covid test.

Kavanaugh's own neighbors are now protesting his Supreme Court rulings on abortion rights

Climate protesters block Rt 28 in downtown Rockville, MD

On the 26th of August, climate protesters took over the streets of downtown Rockville, including Rt 28, one of two main roads. After a march through the center of town and past Richard Montgomery High School, marchers returned to nearly the starting point. There, moving the "eco-village" props into the street provided cover for young activists to set up the real blockade. Five young activists and two staying with them in solidarity were arrested.

Video: Rockville climate march and civil disobedience blocks Rt 28 1 min 39 sec

Climate protesters march on Rt 28

Protesters march on police stations against Gaithersburg police shootings

On the 31st of July, protesters marched through the streets of Gaithersburg, MD for Kwamena Ocran and Ryan Leroux. Kwamena was shot and killed by Gaithersburg police in January, and Ryan shot down in a blizzard of gunfire (24 shots in all) by Montgomery County Police on Friday, July 16.

Marching on the headquarters of the Gaithersburg police

Climate protesters descend on MoCo County Executive Elrich's office building

On the day before Earth Day,climate protesters showed up at the Montgomery County Executive Office Building. People from Sunrise MOCO, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, 350MOCO, and Extinction Rebellion MOCO were there, calling out Erlich's ongoing efforts to delay climate action to death.

Video-the scene at the MoC Executive Office Building 57 sec

Fuck the Police march takes Takoma Park, MD streets

On the 10th of April, a Fuck the Police (FTP) march gathered at Takoma Park Metro, then crossed into MD and marched through Takoma Park and Silver Spring to protest Montgomery County police officers Dionne Holliday and Kevin Christmon handcuffing a 5 year old boy and threatening him with a beating for wandering away from school. The march faced little police opposition, perhaps out of shame.

Three Takoma Park police cruisers behind the march, they seemed to be unable to get and stay ahead of the march as it snake marched rom street to street

Silver Coalition protests murder of Kevin Costlow by MoCo sheriff's deputy

On the 6th of February, a Montgomery County sheriff's deputy shot and killed MD resident Kevin Costlow. On Fed 14, activists organized by tye Silver Coalition showed up in front of the main MoCo courthouse, demanding that police and sheriff's departments be defunded. Speakers emphasized that police protect the property of the rich, NOT the general public.

Video-protesters read out a statement by one of Kevin's neighbors 2 min 28 sec

Activists hold ground, march to BLM Plaza in face of fascist threats

On the 21st of November, SURJ held some group discussions on BLM Plaza and the Fuck the Police march went there almost directly from Dupont Circle. This was to provide relief for the hard-pressed folks looking after the plaza and the signs on the White House fence in the face of repeated attacks from fascists.

Storage unit construction over Moses Cemetary SHUT DOWN by protest

On the 4th of September, protesters descended on the Bethesda site where graves are potentially being dug up for a self-storage facility. Moses cemetery began as the spot owners of three plantations dumped the bodies of those who died at their unpaid work, and later was taken over by Macedonia Baptist Church. With protesters coming, Bethesda Self Storage or their contractors sent their workers home for the day.

Protesters blocked this access road to the area of construction. Had the site been active, this would have prevented dump trucks from passing.

Tenant activists run off second illegal eviction attempt in two weeks

On the 10th of August, DC area Tenant organzers defeated their second illegal eviction attempt in PG County just over the DC line in less than two weeks. Again the landlord told tenants he was going to throw their belongings into the street and change the locks with no court order. Again activists showed up en masse, and again the landlord scuttled away in defeat.

Video-Tenant activsts deter illegal eviction simply by their presence 48 sec

Housing activists run off attempted illegal eviction in Chillum, MD

On the last day of July, landlord Bob Miley showed up in Chillum, MD with the intent of illegally evicting tenants of a house he "owns." He saw from the end of the block that the area was packed with protesters and beat a hasty retreat. With no court order he could not get police help for his failed attempt to change the locks.

Video: defending the house, and reading the laws the landlord is violating 4 min 38 sec

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