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Mock funeral procession delivers bodybags to Lafayette Sq over Trump's coronavirus response

On the 20th of May, protesters against Trump's absolutely non-scientific responses to and statements about COVID-19 staged a mock funeral in Lafayette Sq complete with a delivery of bodybags. The protest began with a funeral procession of nearly 200 cars, many with signs such as "how many graves can one President dig."

Video-funeral procession delivers bodybags to White House 1 min

Photo by Remove Trump

Mayor Bowser's ReopenDC Advisary Group is developer BULLSHIT

Capitol Hill Corner reports Mayor Bowser's "ReopenDC Advisary Group" "reads like a roll call of political insiders." Included are former gentrifying mayors Williams (AKA Tony the Rat), Fenty(The slippery eel), Susan Rice, and even GW Bush regime war criminal Michael Chertoff.

Video: ReopenDC Advisary Group is literally BULLSHIT 35 sec

Fur Seller Neiman-Marcus goes bankrupt, fate of Mazza Gallery store unknown

About a decade ago Andriana's Furs closed in the Friendship Heights "Furrier's Row." Now the Washington Post is reporting that the infamous fur-selling department store chain Neiman-Marcus AKA Neiman-Carcass has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will close "some stores" due to pandeic-induced losses. Hopefully this will include their Mazza Gallery location on furrier's row.

Mayday Action Roundup

Early afternoon on Mayday, May 1 2020, car and bike caravans began lining up for another day of caravan protests.One of the motorcades began the day by essentially driving laps around the White House.while bicyclists rode by HHS chanting "Do Your Job!" Videographer Jane Recker reports at least 40 cars in the motorcade.

Iron Snowflake in Exile Mayday roundup video 1 min 36 sec

Still from Jane Recker's Twitter video of cyclists near HHS chanting "Do Your Job!"

ShutDownDC activists paint murel at Amazon CEO Bezo's DC mansion

On the 29th of April, ShutdownDC activists showed up in front of Jeff Bezo's new DC mansion. Once there, they painted a murel demanding that Amazon protect their workers from COVID-19, now known to be spreading in Amazon "fulfillment centers" as online shopping soars.

Video of murel painting at the home of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos 16 sec

Photo by Shutdown DC

Sunrise holds Cancel Rent banners across from Wilson Building

DC Hub, the DC Tenant's Union, and Sunrise are demanding that Mayor Bowser and the DC Council cancel all rent payments citywide for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sunrise started things off with banners on Freedom Plaza across from the Wilson Building. This was followed by a phone jam against the City Council and the Mayor.

Essential not Expendable caravans crisscross DC

On the 27th of April, two motorcades and a bike caravan crosscrossed the city visiting locations where essential workers are placing themselves at risk for the public before converging in SE DC. During the closing rally in SE, cops demanded protesters leave-and some of the cops removed their own personal protective equipment to do so.

Video featuring the bike caravan, including police incident at end 1 min 58 sec

Motorcade protest demands extension of DACA, end of detention in pandemic

On the morning of April 27, a "CASAforall People's Motorcade" drove around areas including the US Capitol to demand extension of DACA for the duration of the pandemic and an end to ICE detention.

CASA video of motorcade passing the US Supreme Court 43 sec

CancelTheRent motorcade visits Mayor Bowser's house

On Sat, the 25th of April, a CancelTheRent motorcade protest paid a visit tp Mayor Bowser-at her house. This was but the first of many stops in DC, one of over 40 cities hosting CancelTheRent events.

PLS's video of motorcade approaching Mayor Bowser's house1 min 21 sec

The motorcade at Mayor Bowser's house

Bodybags dumped at Trump Hotel over COVID-19 response-twice

On the 23ed of April-and again a day or two later, protesters showed up at Trump Hotel and laid down mock bodybags symbolizing those killed by Trump's "response" to the pandemic. This is especially appropriate after Trump's remarks about drinking or injecting bleach etc.

Video: Protesters lay bodybags, drive Tax Chicken past Trump Hotel 53 sec

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