On the 6th of August, Boycott Nellie's protesters returned to 9th and U sts for the 8th week out of 9. In mid-July protesters took one week off while Nellies was closed but they responded by reopening. Protests continue while Nellie's Sports Bar sits nearly empty. Soon they will have missed the entire summer reopening, and if Delta leads to another round of bar closures they could go out of business.

On the 6th of August, voting rights protesters marched from the MLK Memoral to National Airport, then blocked roads at the airport. They were seeking to make it more difficult for members of Congress to leave town for vacation without finishing their work on voting rights legislation.There were 26 reported arrests.

Alejandro Alvarez video of the airport blockade 37 sec

Video: Tense moments yield to civil disobedience as protesters roll in on the Hart Building 3 min

On the 2nd of August, the Poor People's Campaign's "Moral Mondays" string of voting rights protests culminated in a major civil disobedience centered on the Hart Senate Office Building. Hundreds were arrested outside after the Capitol Police refused to let them enter the building.

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.

Protesters assembled first at the headquarters of the Gathersburg police department, where family members and friends of the fallen young men spoke out. Afterwards, protesters moved by motorcade to the Montgomery County Police Department's Gaithersburg headquarters.

Video of the failed police attempt to push through using snowplows 53 sec

On the 30th of July, Boycott Nellie's protesters showed up for the 7th week since Keisha was dragged down the stairs over Pride weekend. The bar was open but sparsely attended. During the protest, snowplows summoned by MPD tried to clear the intersection, one of them coming in straignt-on and honking while others flanked. The plows were halted by advancing protesters and the attack failed.

Video-some high points of the march 44 sec

On the 29th of July, Extinction Rebellion DC held an evening "truth blasting parade" in traffic. The march demanded that Biden's administraton reject new oil and gas pipelines such as Enbridge's Line 3 project.

Video: Ojibwe elder demands Enbridge Line 3 construction be halted 3 min 32 sec

On July 29, the House of Tears Carvers and their allies arrived on the National Mall, bringing a totem pole and ending a journey of thousands of miles. The totem pole was delivered to Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland (who also spoke at the rally) and to the Biden administration. Later speakers demanded that the construction of Enbridge Line 3 and other trespassing pipelines be stopped.

C-Span video of press conference throwing in the towel as protesters gain control 10 sec

On the 27th of July, reps Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, and several others from the MAGAt wing of the GOP attempted to hold a press conference in front of the Dept of Justice concerning the January 6 assault on the US Capitol and apparently on ensuing legal cases. Anti-Trump protesters shut them down cold, forcing an end to the press conference.

Video of the block party and its thunderous finale 1 min 35 sec

On the evening of Friday, July 23, Boycott Nellies protesters returned to 9th and U, the bar having been open since the previous Sunday. This time around, ATV and dirt bike riders provided a thunderous finale in front of the near-empty bar. All the partying was in the streets.

Video of the civil disobedience and arrests 2 min 14 sec

On the 19th of July, the second of a sequence of "Moral Mondays" protests by the Poor People's Campaign included a major civil disobedience and more than 75 arrests at a blockade on 1st st NE by the US Capitol. Demands included an end to the filibuster, full restoration of the 1965 Voting Rights act, new Federal voting rights legislation, and an increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

On the 17th of July, about 100 Trump supporters including members of the Proud Boys returned to DC to protest the ongoing arrests and prosecutions of themselves and others for the violent Jan 6 attempt to forcibly overturn the 2020 election by storming the Capitol. They showed up at DC Jail, where some of their own have been held without bond.

Video: Two Romy Starks clips of march show umbrella line up front, emphasis on stolen land 40 sec

On the 4th of July, activists gathered at BLM Plaza, then marched through town on a "Fuck July 4, demand Black Liberation" Platform. Marchers also emphasized in chants that the US is stolen land and thus nothing to celebrate. Large numbers of bike cops followed the march, at least once at near contact range.

Video-dance party as night falls on U St 16 sec

On the 2nd of July, BLM and HIPS activists once again blocked off 9th and U in front of Nellies Sports Bar. Nellies is now under investigation by both the DC atty general and the liquor board for that infamous dragging of a Black woman down the stairs

Video-setting up the blockades 3 min

On the 30th of June, activists summoned forth by frontline Indigenous activists blockaded most vehicle entrances to the White House. At 15th and Penn, one of the blockades locked to a mock oil derrick and a mock windmill.

Video-setting up blockades all the way around the White House 4 min 40 sec

On the 28th of June, Sunrise Movement descended on the area surrounding the White House, demanding that Biden create a "Civilian Climate Corps" to address climate issues. After marching to the White House, they redeployed back to the streets-and blockaded all but one of the entrances to the White House compound usable by car

On the 26th of June, a small motorcade organized by HIPS (Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive) wound its way through DC escorted by a banner and bullhorn contingent. They were demanding that the DC Council legalize all drugs for personal consumption, saying "every overdose death is a policy failure. The "War on Drugs" was condemned as explicitly racist.

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