June 2020

George Floyd protests continue for 10th day in a row, Lafayette Sq fence resembles Berlin Wall

On the 7th of June, DC's George Floyd Uprising continued for the tenth day in a row, with another big march from Dupont Circle and the are near the White House again dominated by protesters. Trump has his wall-8 feet high around the White House and Lafayette Square, and it now resembles the Berlin Wall with all the additions

Trump's Berlin Wall

Anarchist Federation (Greece): To the anarchist movement and everybody in the USA that participates in the struggle

To the anarchist movement and everybody in the USA that participates in the struggle, to everybody that is out in the streets fighting racism and authority.It is with excitement, suspense, hope and sorrow that we watch what is transpiring in the streets of the cities of the US after the racist murder of African American George Floyd. Our thoughts are with you, our solidarity will be expressed in action from here. You are the ones struggling in the heart of a superpower that, along with others, dominate the planet. You are in what the rest of the world sees as the “centre of the world”.

BLM activists edit Mayor Bowser's murel during huge day of protests, activist gets eye injury

Raw video: using spotlight and lasers to reveal police spotter/sniper team on roof 10 sec

A potentially major political event occurred late in the huge June 6 day of actions for George Floyd: Black Lives Matter activists got paint matching Bowser's 16th st "Black Lives Matter" murel and added the words "Defund the Police." There are fears that Mayor Bowser or her minions may attempt to deface or destroy this addition.

New text added to Muriel Bowser's "Black Lives Matter" 16th st murel with an actual BLM demand

George Floyd protesters at White House chant "hell no-we won't go!"

On the 4th of June, DC's George Floyd Uprising showed it was not going anywhere. After a long day of protests, the crowd in front of the White House chanted "Hell no-we won't go" reminding Trump that no amount of bullshit and blustered threats on Twitter will disperse this crowd, and the National Guard can't stop this anymore than they could save the Vietnam War.

Video-protesters chant "hell no-we won't go!" 34 sec

Smoke rises over Lafayette Square as chants of "Hell no-we won't go" rise from the crowd

The Shortwave Report 06/05/20 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK Japan.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr200605.mp3   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)        From GERMANY-  Demonstrations in response to the m

G7 Finance Ministers Discuss Coronavirus Debt and Transparency Impacts for Developing Countries

Amidst questions of upcoming G7 meeting dates and which countries are participating, G7 Finance Ministers met virtually about economic issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trump's soldiers confront peaceful protesters at George Floyd Uprising Day Six

On the 3d of June, National Guard troops from GOP states physically pushed through a crowd of Floyd George protesters standing between their busses and the White House. Protesters marched and rallied all day and the only threats came from Trump, the military, and the police.For all the theats and an 11PM curfew, marchers stayed out until 2AM or later.

Video of troops pushing through protesters, riot cops with grenade launchers behind shields 2 min 11 sec

Troops labelled "US Army" push through the crowd. This turned into a shoving match at the end

Peaceful George Floyd protest defies curfew for 3ed night in row

The Floyd George protests on June 2 stayed peaceful as the police did not choose to start a fight this time around. Trump's choice to gas protesters just so he could walk across H st stunned the world and may have cost him a great deal of cooperation from Mayor Bowser and MPD.

Update late night: video on Twitter of cops or troops firing pepper spray, another video shows cops firing rubber bullets first, water bottles thrown in RESPONSE.

Crowd in front of the White House/ H st nearly an hour after the failed curfew

Burglars fan out, hit shopping areas all over the city as cops focus on protesters

On the 2nd of June, the Washington Post reported that commercial burglaries have soared in parts of DC well away from the protests such as Georgetown and Tenleytown. While cops focus on beating, gassing, and kettling protesters, the looting has moved to safe rear areas free of police.MPD claims they normally get three burglary reports a day but over 150 on Monday July 1 and over 50 on Sun.

URGENT: police attempting to raid houses sheltering protesters after night of cop terror

On the night of June 1, police responded to at least one house on Swann Street sheltering protesters affected by tear gas and exhausted from dodging kettles with an attempt to enter the house. As this is posted cops claim to have gotten a 9-11 call from inside, which is almost impossible. Many residents have opened their homes to shelter protesters from police and the military in a scene reminescent of Northern Ireland during the "troubles."

Police gas and kettle peaceful protesters on 4th day of George Floyd protests

During the day on the 1st of June, peaceful protesters "took a knee" and otherwise protested the murder of George Floyd and so many others by police. Just after Mayor Bowser's 7PM curfew, cops attacked with tear gas, shields, and sticks to split the crowd-so Donald Trump could cross H st on foot to give a speech at St John's Church.

Video-scenes from before the attack, and CNN's clip of the gas attack 2 min 48 sec

An earlier "probing" gas attack came moments after this "taking a knee" moment. The main attack came later