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Protesters march on home of Arlington Board of Supervisers member over arrestee transfers to ICE

On the 22nd of March, pot-and-pan banging protesters marched on the home of a member of Arlington's Board of Supervisers. They were demanding a total and complete end to ALL cooperation with ICE by Arlington Police, courts, and the Sheriff. The targeted politician responded to the story of a man being arrested, turned over to ICE, and deported after a traffic accident with seemingly an hour of bullshit.

Video: marchers at the house met with an attempt to baffle protesters with BS and trivia while Arlington tops ICE detainer compliance

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Armed militiamen, Boogaloo Bois show up at Richmond gun rally/lobby day

The 18th of January saw another armed protest in a state capitol, this time in Richmond. The annual 2nd Amendment lobby day organizers were upstaged by militia and Boogaloo Bois open carrying in defiance of Richmond's recent legislation banning firearms at protests. Two days to go to Inauguration.

Video: Graham Moonaw caught armed milita and Boogaloo Bois admitting to illegally carrying rifles at the Richmond protest 44 sec

Sandi Bachom got this photo of militamen open carrying in violation of new Richmond city laws concerning weapons at demonstrations. One in the Hawaiian print shirt used by the Boogaloo Bois

Protesters demand Alexandria Holiday Inn not host fascists

On the 4th of January, protesters showed up outside the Alexandria Holiday Inn, demanding fascists and Proud Boys be refused rooms for the upcoming coup attempt. A "credible threat" of violence caused organizers to call the event off with 1/2 hours notice, but people showed up anyway and proceeded with the protest though on a smaller scale.

Video-interview w participant 3 min 28 sec

Pipeline protesters dig in against end of stop-work order vs Mountain Valley Pipeline

Beyond Extreme Energy reports that the stop work order against the Mountain Valley Pipeline has been lifted, but a new ban on stream and water crossings has just been imposed. FERC has extended their permit, but a treesit camp stands in their way and observers report no new construction.

DHS boss Chad Wolf gets second protest at his Alexandria house

Department of Homeland Security acting secretary Chad Wolf is responsibe for everything from Customs and Border Patrol BORTAC teams gassing medics in Portland to ICE and CBP sending children to concentration camps to die of COVID-19. On the 9th of August, protesters showed up at his house for the second time in just over two weeks.

Video-A speaker's firsthand report from Portland, and Luke on reports of the tear gas spreading covid 2 min 40 sec

Protesters outside Chad Wolf's Alexandria home

Chelsea Manning released as 2nd grand jury disbands

Chelsea Manning has just been released from jail after defeating the second grand jury to attempt to question her. Any attempt to subpeona her to a 3ed grand jury will now run afound of coronavirus restrictions on court activities. Oddly, this release cooincides with a suicide attempt and a Federal judge had to order her release, raising questions about whether the Feds intended to keep her locked up unlawfully after the grand jury expired

Extreme right attempts, fails to hijack Richmond gun rally

On the 20th of January, tens of thousands of gun owners gathered near the VA state Capitol to lobby against proposed new gun laws, some warned while wearing rifles that gun confiscation would be resisted by force. While tens of thousands protested the proposed gun laws, extreme-right groups from Trump campaigners to neo-Nazis and a few Confederate flag wavers tried and failed to overshadow or take over the rally.

Video: fascists including Jovi Val make fools of themselves at the Richmond gun rally 2 min 19 sec

The man here with the rifle gave an interview about possible civil war in the US to a number of media outlets.

Video: Grand Jury resisters Chelsea Manning and Jeremy Hammond get New Year's Eve solidarity protest at Alexandria jail

On New Year's Eve 2019-2020, supporters of imprisoned grand jury resistors Jeremy Hammond and Chelsea Manning protested outside the Alexandria Detention Center. It has been confirmed that the noisemakers were heard and the protest seen from the inside. Protesters deployed fireworks, flares, and a laser in addition to noisemakers.

Video: protesters deploy flares, fireworks at Alexandria Detention Center 1 min 50 sec

Protesters deploy flares in solidarity with Jeremy Hammond and Chelsea Manning

ICE agents spotted "canvassing" Van Dorn and Sanger neighborhood

On the 15th of July, ICE (Trump's racial purity police) were seen "canvassing" the area of Van Dorn and Sanger in Alexandria, VA. They may have captured one person but disappeared no more than an hour after their presence was publicized on social media. Surely they had many more targets, but may have been scared away by potential community response once their presence was publicized.

REPORT ICE activity

Clarendon Cup bicycle race brings pro bike racers to Arlington

HD Video-highlights of the race and how it was won 5 min 34 sec

The Clarendon Cup has been run in Clarendon, VA since 1999. These racers showcase what is really possible on a bicycle, riding 100 laps in the space of two hours at high speed. This is what is known as a "Criterium" as it is a small, tight course. This particular race is seemingly always won by a breakaway that laps the field, and 2019 was no exception.

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