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DC Bike Party's 7th anniversary ride makes special stop at Lights for Liberty

On the 12th of July, the DC Bike Party's 7th anniversary ride made a special stopover at the Lights for Liberty vigil. Riders dismounted and walked by this vigil, a protest against Donald Trump's border concentration camps and threatened terror raids against migrant communities.

HD Video: Start of the ride and the stopover at Lights for Liberty 2min 8 sec

"Lights for Liberty" vigil protests border concentration camps, proposed raids

On the 12 of July, "Lights for Liberty" protests were held from coast to coast against Trump's concentration camps on the border and the threatened ICE raids. Here in DC, the American Federation of Teachers sent a feeder march, and the DC Bike Party stopped by, with most riders dismounting and walking past in solidarity. Comparisons were made my many protesters to Hitler's camps, Trump too being considered a fascist.

HD Video featuring the speaker describing conditions imposed on a mother and premature baby in a border camp 2 min 23 sec

One of several signs referencing the Nazi Holocaust and that round of camps

Extinction Rebellion marches on Capitol Hill in face of police harassment

On the 9th of July, the DC Chapter of the global Extinction Rebellion movement marched on the US Capitol to support a climate emergency resolution introduced by Sen Bernie Sanders and Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.The march faced considerable harassment by US Capitol Police.

Video of the march showing the police harassment and aggression 5 min 21 sec

Motorcycle cops push, hold the march to the sidewalk

Extinction Rebellion Rallies For Congress To Declare A Climate Emergency (Video)

The DC chapter of the climate group Extinction Rebellion (XR) mobilizes in response to a resolution by House Rep. Earl Blumenauer (OR-D) alongside Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-D) and Bernie Sanders (VT-D) in the Senate, calling for the declaration of a climate emergency at the federal level.

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Code locks return to area Starbucks restrooms

Over the course of the July 4 weekend, several DC area Starbucks outlets were observed with code locks on restroom doors reactivated. They were turned off (but never removed) in the aftermath of the infamous Philadelphia incident where an African-American businessman was arrested after asking to use to toilet. It looks like Starbucks's plan from day 1 was to turn the locks off only long enough for the uproar to die down.

Protesters disrupt, blockade, attempt to storm "Christian Zionist" convention

On the 8th of July, the so-called "Christian Zionist" group Christians United for Israel or CUFI held their convention at the Washington Convention Centers. Small teams of protesters got inside, disrupting VP Mike Pence (an infamous Christian Dominionist) and other speakers. Outside, protesters marched on the building and tried to enter via the more weakly-defended rear entrance. When that failed the doors were blocked and at times windows pounded on. Hours later, protesters marched to the front doors and got past police barricades, stopping at the locked front doors.

HD Video-protesters surge past police barricades to blockade front door, bonus footage of inside disruption 3 min 19 sec

Blockading the L st entrance to the Washington Convention Center after an initial attempt to gain entry here

All Out DC Overwhelms White Supremacy Rally (video)

 "Hate has no home here" was the message as All Out DC and Black Lives Matter DC, despite massive police presence, barricades, and stifling heat,  overwhelmed the the tiny white supremacy rally with freedom, solidarity, and music.

00:00:38  Black Youth Power 100 DC

00:04:23  Janera, poet

00:06:45  TOB Band

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AllOutDC credited with ending Fascist fake "free speech" rally an hour early

On the 6th of July, a laundry list of extreme-right figures spoke at the "Demand Free Speech" rally at Freedom Plaza. Some of the speakers were no-shows, and Laura Loomer "blamed" anti-fascists for the event ending an hour early. Free speech is an interesting theme for Nazis and fascists historically known for burning books and executing opposition journalists. Some of the speakers have been seen elsewhere in swastika armbands.

Late afternoon, many of the fascists were tracked to Harry's Bar and police were setting up something at Trump Hotel. Anti-Fascists marched in and members of the Proud Boys assaulted a anti-fascist, whom police proceeded to arrest even though he was the victim Alex Rubenstein video of this incident 58s

Video-Proud Boys voices sound like same fascists as in 2018 NYC beating 28 sec

Video: go-go on Pershing Park, Fascists on Freedom Plaza, cops harass an antifa march, and fash hit the streets in small clumps after their rally ends early 2 min 8 sec

The AllOutDC stage at Pershing Park where go-go bands played. Many more people were on 14th st s close to the fascists as they could get

July 4: Trump campaign rally, Code Pink's Baby Trump balloon, Proud Boys start trouble

On July 4, Code Pink set up the Baby Trump and Trump on a toilet balloons as Trump turned the July 4 Mall events into a campaign rally for himself. Outside the checkpoints, MAGAts (Trump supporters) were everywhere along with Trump campaign signs and hats. Some of the Proud Boys showed up and when protesters burned a US flag the Proud Boys responded with a near-riot.

HD Video: Proud Boys assault and police arrest flag burners at White House From Alejandro Alvarez Twitter clips, 1 mn 31 sec

HD Video: Dogs destroy US flag, Pepe the Frog chew toy at "Burn the American Plantation" party 1 mn 2 sec

John Zangas photo of Trump Baby Balloon. It is grounded as Trump himself will be if Congress ever takes real action on the Mueller report

AlloutDC announces schedule for July 6 anti-Fascist mobilization

At a press conference on the 2nd of July, AllOutDC announced that on July 6 there would be a mobilization at 10AM at Pershing Sq Park, hip-hop and go-go bands there at 11:30AM, and a Block the alt-right action at 6PM. An early victory was also announced: that the Spy Museum has kicked the alt-right's "VIP event" out so the fascists must find another venue for their evening gala if they still can. Over 44 alt-right speakers will be on Freedom Plaza beginnng 11AM, guarded by over 100 Proud Boys plus MPD, Park Police, and Secret Service.

Update July 3:Mike Cernovich drops out

Update July 4: Another speaker quits, claiming cocaine use by Proud Boys as reason

Basic details as announced at the press conference 2 min 47 sec

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