November 2022

Extremist judge sentences Declare Emergency Beltway blockader to 60 days jail

ROCKVILLE, MD (November 30th, 2022) On Monday, Declare Emergency supporter Will Regan was sentenced by Montgomery County Judge Sherri Koch to 60 days in jail, for stopping traffic on the DC Beltway on October 10th. Judge Koch overruled the prosecution’s request for 4 days jail time, and handed down the maximum penalty.

Protesters show up at FOX news against the hate spewing from their broadcasts

On the 29th of November, protesters showed up outside FOX News, opposing the hate they have been spewing. Passing drivers were asked to honk to show their support and many did. After the terrorist attack on Club Q and other recent events, renewed attention is being payed to the recruiters feeding the ranks of hate and religious extremism. One of these is FOX.

Video-passing drivers honk against FOX News's hate 18 seconds

Photo by Our Rights DC

Armed LGBTQ march held in Dallas, Texas

On the 22nd of November, in the wake of the murderous anti-LGBTQ rampage at Club Q in Colorado Springs, an armed pro-LGBTQ march was held in the Austin, Texas "Gayborhood." The Elm Fork John Brown Gun Club participated and posted several videos to their Twitter account.

Video posted to Twitter by Elm Fork John Brown Gun 30 seconds

Atlanta Police Dept shooting range put out of action

The defenders of the Atlanta Forest from "Cop City" have gone on the offensive, with a successful operation to forcibly shut down the existing Atlanta Police Department shooting range in the forest. Trees down over access road, power lines pulled down by a tree, transformer blown, RANGE CLOSED!

Dire warnings given by a speaker at Vigil for Club Q held in Santa Fe,NM

On the 22nd of November, one of no doubt a great many vigils remembering Club Q was held in Santa Fe, New Mexico. One of the speakers warned the assembed crowd that over 300 anti-LGBTQ bills have been filed by (GOP) politicians in state houses nationwide. He warned listeners to "arm yourself with knowledge" etc, but the key words "arm yourself" carry another meaning. He also warned that "the shit's gonna get real."

Video-speaker warns of 300+ anti-LGBTA bills, says "Shits gonna get real" 45 sec

Mitch McConnell gets home demo in wake of Colorado Springs shooting

On the 22nd of November, protesters again showed up at the home of Mitch McConnell. This time they were there to demand accountability for GOP promotion of anti-LGBTQ hate in the wake of the armed attack on Club Q in Colorado Springs. Protest chants included "DC Don't like Fascists," "2,4,6,8 fascist hate won't make us straight 5,6,7,8 end the anti-trans hate" and many more.

Video clip by Our Rights DC 7 seconds

Street chalk left by protesters at Mitch McConnell's house (Our Rights DC photo)

Solidarity protest for Iran marches on White House

On the 19th of November, members of the Iranian disapora and their supporters once again marched in DC demanding the end of the theocratic regime in Iran. After the kickoff rally protesters marched on the Washington Monument and the White House.

Video: Speaking out on regime horrors(from raw clips by Our Rights DC) 3min 2 sec

Still from Our Rights DC video

"Justice" Amy Coney Barrett gets home demo night after Trump's acceptance speech

The 16th of November was just one night after Trump's formal announcement that he is running for the White House again. On that night, protesters again returned to the home of "Justice" Amy Coney Barrett, Trump appointee to the court. She also formerly held the title of "handmaid" in the Christian extremist group People of Praise.

Video from clips by Our Rights DC 1 min 28 sec

Photo by Our Rights DC

Virginia Governor Proposes "Natives Are Immigrants" and Columbus Was a Good Businessman

Virginia Governor Youngkin just proposed new history standards for all Virginia students. He released them over the weekend and the first hearings are this Thursday, to try to force them through quickly. He proposes to teach Virginia children a lot of falsehoods about Natives and very little mention of Asian, Latinos, or Pacific Islanders. His new standards include genocide denial and that Natives are "immigrants."

Virginia Students Oppose Giving Youngkin an Honorary Degree Because of His Bigotry

Leonard Peltier walk to justice arrives in DC

On the 13th of November, the final leg of the Leonard Peltier walk to justice, with stops at the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument before finishing the over 1,100 mile walk at the US Capitol. Marchers demanded that Leonard Peltier be released unconditionally from the US prison system, where he has been held hostage for 47 years for a "crime" he did not commit, for supposedly shooting two FBI agents with rounds ballistics proved his weapon could not have fired. Leonard is a political prisoner.

Video by Our Rights DC: Marchers at the Lincoln Memorial 49 sec

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Park Police attack Counterprotesters disrupting a TERF (anti-trans) rally

On the 7th of November, infamous anti-trans activist Kellie-Jay Keen showed up in DC as part of her nationwide tour. Things got UGLY in DC. Park Police first demanded pro-trans activists move to a nearby spot, then attacked them and arrested one of them anyway for unknown reasons.

Video-Park Police attack counterprotesters, breaking promise to leave them alone if they moved back 1 min 11 sec

Disrupting the TERF rally w bullhorns at the Lincoln Memorial

Fl Board of Medicine final vote to kill gender affirming care for teens passes,hearing cut off early

On the 4th of November, the Florida Board of Medicine and Florida Board of Osteopathic medicine held a joint hearing to pass an almost total ban on gender-affirming care for teens. Only 8 speaking slots were allocated for pro and anti ban speakers, and a bunch of out of state detransitioners spoke in favor. Those opposing warned the proposal would trigger suicides-and several were physically removed, in one case for calling DeSantis the Nazi he is. The proposal passed, and power to mics was cut off and the hearing ended early.

Video-Opposing speakers harassed and removed,hearing descends into chaos and is cut off early 2 min 29 sec