July 4 Roundup: SCOTUS showdowns, DC black bloc after dark, and reports from elsewhere

On the 4th of July, "Fuck the 4th" and similar abortion rights turned people out in the streets everywhere:

Video: confrontation with hard core theocrats at SCOTUS (35 sec)

Video: Night March in black bloc faces police violence and is kettled, marchers somehow got out (2 min 6 sec) by John Zangas

MD: Declare Emergency blocks Beltway over climate


Lakeland, FL: Showdown w fundies, arrest for bullhorn use(!) Video (3 min)

St Petersburg, FL Video: The big PSL march (1 min 29 sec)

Front line just before a very aggressive kettle by Capitol police followed by dispersal not arrests (still from John Zangas video)

Local News

Still from Ford Fischer video

On July 4, as confrontations raged nationally over the nightmare of spreading abortion bans and fundamentalism, Declare Emergency reminded the US that there is still another emergency: the climate crisis. This time around, they blocked the Capitol Beltway to protest unending CO2 emissions.

Up until now, blocking the Beltway was something always dreamed of but never done. Now that has become reality, as is a crushing climate catastrophe.

The same fake abortion clinic on Capitol Hill Hit by Jane's revenge on June 2 or June 3 on July 4 got a warning sticker on their door calling them out as a fake clinic that does not perform abortions and instead dispenses propaganda.

Protesters march by Kavanaugh's house in compliance with laws forbidding "stationary picketing" of a residence(Photo by Melissa).

DC Media Group video: Protesters at Kavanaugh's house read out the First Amendment 2 min 3 sec

After the big post-Dobbs June 29 protests at the homes of "Justices " Kavanaugh's and Roberts, the Supreme Court's marshall sent letters to MD and VA begging them to enforce laws that supposedly ban but actually only regulate residential protests. On Saturday, the 2nd of June, Kavanaugh got a special visit from protesters reading the First Amendment in front of his house.

Video: Protesters return to the home of Amy Coney Barrett in the wake of Dobbs 20 sec

Amy Coney Barrett is infamous for two things: her vote to overturn Roe v Wade in the Dobbs case, and her former leadership rank of "handmaid" in the People of Praise fundamentalist Christian cult. The 30th of June was the first regularily scheduled protest outside her house since the Dobbs ruling came down the previous week.

"We the Corporations" the Constitution as interpreted by Trump's Supreme Court

Video: Tour of Shame visits the homes of many GOP Senators 6 min 1 sec

On the last day of June, the Supreme Court released another atrocious ruling, this time gutting the ability of EPA to control CO2 emission from fossil fuel burning power plants. Hours later, protesters staging a "Tour of Shame" unfurled a "We the Corporations" preamble to a new Constitution and marched it from SCOTUS to the nearby homes of several GOP Senators.

Setting up the sit-in at 1st st NE and Constitution Ave

Video: Civil Disobedience at the Supreme Court 2 min 30 sec

On the 30th of June, hundreds of protesters were arrested in a sit-in blocking 1st st and Constitution Ave NE. This was part of the storm of protests opposing the Supreme Court's Dobbs ruling permitting states to criminalize abortion for the first time in 50 years.