January 2017

Capitol Police threaten arrests as mass protest sits in front of Hatch's office

On the 31st of January, protesters against Trump, his Muslim ban, and his extremist cabinet nominees filled the hallway in front of Sen Orrin Hatch's office. As of 3PM Capitol Police threatening arrests

#NoWallNoBan White House Rally and March

YouTube Live refeed of the White House rally and march to the Capitol 


Protesters, Democrats gather at Supreme Court against Trump's refugee ban

On the 30th of January, the Democratic Party staged a rally and press conference at the Supreme Court to condemn Donald Trump's unlawful refugee ban. Thousands of other protesters showed up. Even the US ruling class is now divided on Trump's refugee ban decree, with members of Congress marching out of the Capitol to the Supreme Court to initiate the protest.

Photo by Emilio Galván

James O'Keefe's thugs beat, choke progressives for infiltrating "Friends of Abe"

On the 29th of January, a "friends of Abe" event in NYC featured infamous right-wing liar James O'Keefe (of Veritas fame). When Huffington Post writer Ryan Clayton backed by other activists took to the stage to confront O'Keefe, O'Keefe's thugs responded by choking him, dragging him down the stairs, and stepping on his head. Another progressive infiltrator, Jason Carter, ended up in the hospital with injuries after also being assaulted.

The assault scene that was captured near the end of the Huffington Post video

The entire Huffington Post video, showing how singing a song precipitated the assault(Youtube 5:43)

THIS is how James O'Keefe prefers to handle disagreement: send his thugs to beat, kick, choke, and stomp his opponents,.

Protesters in Athens, Greece throw molotovs in solidarity with #disruptJ20 arrestees

The mass arrests and serious felony charges against over 200 protesters mass arrested during the #disruptJ20 protests at the Inauguration are now spurring global solidarity actions. Solidarity means attack!


Athens: Incendiary solidarity with the comrades in the U.S.

On Thursday January 26th 2017 at 10pm we attacked with molotov cocktails
against the MAT anti-riot forces that guard the offices of PASOK in
Harilaou Trikoupi St., in Exarcheia.

In Bed with the media, Interim Police Chief and NBC4 Washington

Police Chief Peter Newsham has a long history of breaking the law, violent outbursts and skirting professional obligations.A little about him:a quick synopsis of his career as total asshole:

  • Charged with domestic abuse for abusing his ex-wife.
  • Responsible for the 2002 Pershing Park mass arrests where he hog tied over 400 of demonstrators. DC paid out millions in lawsuit settlements.

Trump is After Us, DC Support Us Rally In Front of the DC City Council

YouTube Live video of the rally on January 26 to support the Muslim communtiy currently being targeted by Donald Trump's executive order banning entry to "foreign born" individuals from specific Muslim majority countries. This comes on the heels of orders to build a wall along the US/Mexico border , and targeting "sanctuary cities".

Detention of refugee families draws protesters airports, White House, Trump Hotel

Jan 29 just before midnight:EFF reports CBP demanding social media information (presumably accounts & passwords) from Muslims returning to the US

Jan 29:Report of five year old detained, kept from mother at unknown airport in defiance of court-ordered stay on Trump's executive order. Mass protests continuing. Locally protests at BWI, White House, Trump Hotel.

Jan 28: Reports that at least one refugee family and maybe more had been detained at Dulles International Airport drew protesters to the airport.

Jan 29 BWI: Thousands (according to CBS) protest at BWI against migrant ban/detentions

Jan 29 Trump Hotel: Protesters fill entire area near Trump Hotel (video by Jessica Abrahams)

Jan 28 Dulles: Terry McAuliffe Speaks at Dulles Against Muslim Ban (youtube repost of ABC News video)

Protest at BWI Airport on Jan 29. This protest later overflowed this part of the terminal, occupying two levels and this whole end of the airport

CCAN Polar Bear Plunge protests climate change, raises funds for CCAN

On the 28th of January, Chesapeake Climate Action Network held their annual midwinter Polar Bear Plunge on the banks of the Potomac River at National Harbor. One of the speakers was DC Councilmember Mary Cheh, who exhorted the crowd to "resist, resist, resist" the Trump agenda, and vowed to make the White House pay for carbon-priced electricity.

Video of Mary Cheh vowing"resist" followed by the Polar Bear Plunge

Thousands protest Trump's vist to Philadelphia

On the 26th of January, Donald Trump appeared at a 3 day GOP retreat in downtown Philiadelphia just blocks from the historic City Hall building. Several thousand protesters marched to the police barricades just one block away. Three issues dominated the protests: healthcare, the Keystone/DAPL pipeline executive orders, and Trump's racist wall/sanctuary city/deportation executive orders.

Video highlights from march against Trump in Philadelphia

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Trump's Muslim roundups begin in spite of delayed executive order, emergency protests held in DC and NYC

SURG-DC is reporting that arrests and deportations of US Muslims have already started. Visas are being revoked without warning. At any time Trump is expected to issue an executive order forbidding immigration by most or all Muslims, but he has not signed it yet. He already signed a decree (this is how he rules) to build a wall on the Mexica border. With the formal ban on Muslim immigrations still expected and roundups already starting, an emergency protest was held in DC on 15th st near the White House.

Photo by Mobasra