Video: protesters beseige MPD's 5D precinct 45 sec

On the 28th of August, after a long day of voting rights marches, marchers again assembled at NY Ave and FL Ave NE for An'Twan Gilmore. After a feint downtown, marchers headed E on NY Ave and descended on MPD's 5D headquarters. When they got there, cops stood wall to wall to defend their precinct but avoided a fight. Possibly they know they are guilty and don't want to trigger further unrest.

Video-dancers outside Nellies on Aug 27 42 sec

On the 27th of August, the final scheduled Boycott Nellie's Block Party took place in front of nearly empty Nellie's Sports Bar. The boycott itself continues: the previous night, Nellie''s owner Doug refused to show up at a community listening session he had previously agreed to attend.

Video-the marches and the game show at Ron Klain's house 4 min 13 sec

On the 23ed of August, protesters against Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline descended on Washington DC. At first this looked like yet another "snake march" but it soon became apparent these protesters had a special target: Biden's Chief of Staff Ron Klain, who can most likely kill off Line 3 with a stroke of a pen. A protracted protest at his house lasted until around 10PM, when 24 water protectors were arrested.

Video-noise demo at DC Jail 1 min 5 sec

Shortly after dark on the 21st of August, Decarcerate DC again showed up at the DC Jail to hold a noise demo in solidarity with ALL the prisoners trapped inside. Demands are nothing less than the closure of DC Jail and every other jail and prison on the continent and the release of every last inmate. Prison abolition means exactly that.

Video: bicycle riders circle in front of Nellies-w front wheels in the air 1 min 13 sec

On the 13th of August, someone sympathetic to Nellies stabbed out a protester's bicycle tire with a knife. The following Friday (Aug 20), many more protesters were outside Nellie's on bikes, showing the futility of this attack. Doug (owner of Nellies) is also starting to see the futility of defying the community and has agreed to a listening session on Thursday, Aug 26.

Video-Nellie's protest goes on in rain. 43 sec

Continuing rain after thunderstorms did NOT stop boycott Nellie's protesters from descending on 9th and U st. Protests over Keisha being dragged down the stairs on Pride weekend are going into their 3ed month.

Video of protesters at Bank of America and Wells Fargo 1 min 10 sec

On the 13th of August, Stop Line 3(Enbridge) protesters showed up at downtown branches of Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Chase Bank, Citibank, and TD ("Tar Dollar") Bank. At several of the branches protesters succeeded in getting an unmarked team inside to deliver documents about what exactly these banks have been funding.

On August 11, the DC Bike Parties returned to their traditional 2nd Wed of every month rides that depart Dupont Circle at 8PM. This was after a special July 16th ride on the anniversary of the first DC Bike Party.

Video highlights from early in the ride 1 min

Video clip originally posted to Twitter by Casa4all 4 sec

On the 10th of August and under intense heat, migrants protested at the headquarters of ICE against deportations that have continued unabated under the Biden regime. Mijante's promo for the rally declared "When it comes to enforcement, ICE & DHS must value people, not priorities/deportation The ICE guidelines MUST be reframed to center human dignity."

Video of the protest, lockdown, and difficult, time-consuming extraction by a specialized police team 2 min 47 sec

On the 9th of August, activists opposing fracked gas pipelines and eminent domain for corporate profit locked themselves to construction equipment at a Mountain Valley Pipeline construction site near I-81. The lockdown held for 8 hours, probably ending the working day on the pipeline

On the 3ed of August, DC police and DPW swept an unhoused tent camp from in front of the 17th st safeway. Afterwards, someone installed planters where the tents had been to block their return. The planters did not belong to the DC government-and community members removed ALL of them after twitter posts announced "free planters" at that location. A GoFundMe to replace them failed and was shut down after raising just $100 out of a $2K goal.

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.

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