December 2022

Fundies, Proud Boys harass but cannot shut down final day of Drag Queen Christmas in Clearwater, FL

On the 29th of December, the final performance of "A Drag Queen Christmas" took place in Clearwater, Florida. Members of Cavalry Christian Worship Center (an extreme Christian Cult) and 3 or 4 Proud Boys were unable to overcome defenders much less attempt to shut down the show itself. Again the Governor's interference and threats were unable to stop the show, again the show went on. Some attendees cheered counterprotesters on the way in and out.

Video of counterprotesters confronting religious cult, 3 Proud Boys 2 min

Well-defended Orlando drag shows goes on after FL governor's legal threats-and a bomb threat

The Dec 28 drag show in Orlando went on in spite of an explicit threat by Florida's Christian Nationalist governor DeSantis to take legal action against the venue if anyone under 18 was seen inside. This threat was called. As the press hype grew, a protective pro-LGBTQ crowd grew in front of the venue. Two groups of Christian nationalists ineffectually protested the show. A firetruck and ambulance showed up halfway through, it turns out some opponent of the show had called in a bomb threat. The delay was short and the show went on! Proud Boys in uniform were nowhere to be seen, same as in Miami the previous night.

Video from Dec 28 Orlando Drag Defense 2 min 56 sec

Front line in front of the venue

Fascist FAIL: Less than a dozen fascists protest Ft Lauderdale "Drag Queen Christmas" performance

On the 26th of December, less than a dozen fascists including three Proud Boys and several far-right livestreamers showed up outside "A Drag Queen Christmas" at the Ft Lauderdale, FL performance. Fascist livestreamer Chris Nelson assaulted several people including an anti-Fascist camera operator but was unable to stop anyone. He later invaded the venue and started screaming. He was escorted out and issued a trespass warning but not arrested. Only three Proud Boys showed up, an epic fail by the Vice City Proud Boys on their own turf in light rain.

Video-Chris Nelson assaults antifascist camera operator, gets ejected from crowd. Tiny Proud Boys turnout 1 min 16 sec

Fascist livestreamer Chris Nelson slaps at an anti-Fascist's camera (from his OWN video)

Killer cops GUILTY on all charges in death of Karon Hylton, Karon's mother arrested in court

On Dec 21, Killer DC cops Terrence Sutton and Lt Andrew Zabavsky were found GUILTY on all charges, murder included for the death of Karon Hylton. Both were released on GPS monitoring, unlike Kyron's mother, who was arrested inside the courtroom. Unlike the killer cops, she is scheduled to spend the holidays in a hellhole of a Federal detention center. Pure retaliation by cops and US Marshalls.

Video-the Oct 28, 2020 siege and bombardment of MPD's 4D precinct over the murder of Karon Hylton, for which two cops were just found GUILTY. 1 min 21 sec

What it took to get Terrence Sutton convicted of murder and Lt Andrew Zabavsky convicted of obstruction and conspiracy

2022 in activism: Escalation and increasing tension

Over the course of 2022, US politics steadily destabilized. The year began pretty much normally but tension was evident and soon began to escalate. Gender issues above all others have predominated as Christian Nationalists and Fascists seek to impose their will.

Video-2022 in review by Iron Snowflake 18 min 48 sec

Roberts, Kavanaugh Dec 18 home demo reportback

On the 18th of December, Supreme Court "Justices" Roberts and Kavanaugh got yet another round of protests at their homes. While an unusual number of cops were sitting at the initial assembly point, they took no action against the protesters.

Video from raw clips by Our rights DC 1 min 30 sec

Photo By Our Rights DC

Wanted posters targetting killer cop Jason Bagshaw appear in DC

In mid-December 2016, "wanted" posters depicting notorious killer cop Jason Bagshaw appeared on lamp posts around town.

Proud Boys harass Jacksonville drag show but abandon field to defenders before show starts

On the 18th of December, the Proud Boys (an extreme-right terrorist group)descended on the venue putting on a drag show in Jacksonville, FL. Defenders prepared for the worst and safely got people inside. Before the show could even begin, the Proud Boys quit the field, possibly to watch football or soccer. There was no sign of them at the Shell station where they had parked their cars.

Video: Proud Boys harass the JAX drag show but soon give up 1 min 48 sec

Proud Boys (far right terrorists) outside a Jacksonville drag show

"Freedom to discriminate" case draws dueling protests to SCOTUS

On the 5th of December, Christian fundamentalists again faced off with women's rights and LGBTQ activists in front of the Supreme Court. This time the case in question is a lawsuit brought challenging antidiscrimination laws protecting LGBTQ folks and by extension people of color and almost any other disfavored group. Fundamentalist Christian bakers and artists rallied outside while progressives counterprotested them. The case is 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis

Photo by Our rights DC

Fascists and Christian Nationalists terrorize LGBTQ communities and drag events in possible nationwide offensive

Video: Some of the Dec 3 Fascist attacks on the LGBTQ community 56 seconds

The 3ed of December is a day that shall live in infamy. On that day, neo-Nazis, Christian Nationalist, and other Fascists assaulted drag events in multiple cities almost simultaniously and held at least one standalone hate
protest as well.

This march appears to be Patriot Front, they linked up with Proud Boys in black and gold to invade the entire neighborhood of a scheduled drag show in Columbus, Ohio

Counterprotesters defend Ft Lauderdale from anti-trans hate rally and Proud Boys

On the 3ed of December, the Proud Boys, so-called "Gays against Groomers" "Moms4Liberty," and other far rights extremists rallied on the beach in Ft Lauderdale, FL to support DeSantis's attacks on transgender folks. Counterprotesters matched their turnout, and repeatedly drove Proud Boys out of the counterprotest site. Soon,the fascists tired and left, leaving the pro-LGBTQ contingent in posession of the field.

Video: standing up to bigots, chasing Proud Boys out of the counterprotest 5 min 29 sec

HAD ENOUGH after Colorado, bashing back is the order of the day

Activists disrupt Banquet for Capitol Hill "Crisis Pregnancy Center," a fake clinic

On Dec 1, a banquet for the so-called "Capitol Hill Crisis Pregnancy Center" was held at a Marriot in Crystal City. Protesters showed up outside chanting and banging drums. In addition, a projector was used to show messages on the side of the building. On top of all else, three protesters got inside and shouted down the proceedings. One person screamed "Jane Says Revenge, motherfuckers! Blood on your hands!

Video of outside action by John Zangas 49 sec

Photo by John Zangas