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Evening rally on public property at only entrance to dock leading to Manchin's boat

Video-birddogging and protecting Manchin twice in one day 56 sec

With Senator Manchin trying to torpedo the climate provisions of the budget bill, pro-Earth activists have decided to dog Manchin. Twice on Oct 18 they showed up at the sole entrance/exit from the dock where his houseboat is tied up, hoping to speak with him about the climate chaos he is promoting.

The start of the Halloween Ride

On the 16th of October, the DC Bike Party's Halloween Ride took to the streets. A substantial crowd showed up for this annual event.

Video-Highlights of the Halloween Ride 2 min

Video: two speakers at the home demo 2 min 29 sec

On the 15th of October, protesters showed up at the home of DC Councilmember Brianne Nadeau. Complaints included DC's treatment of unhoused residents, about evictions, and the city's plans for Morton Park.

Promotions for the protest had this to say:

Still from Chuck Modi's Twitter video

Video: Chuck Modi's video of out of state cops arguing with protesters 59 sec

On the 15th of October, off-duty/out of state cops in DC for a fallen officers memorial hassled and drew engagement from a Black Lives Matter march for Antwan Gilmore. Some of the cops were drunk while calling for MPD to attack the march.

Bike cops push water protectors off the street while the civil disobedience has it closed anyway

Video-Analysis of Capitol Police bike tactics ast the CD 3 min 9 sec

Update Oct 16:Biden's response: climate package to be removed from budget bill to appease Manchin, GOP

Update Oct 15 evening: Jill Biden interrupted by protest at Terry McAuliffe rally in VA over climate package Twitter report

Cops dragging people out of a driveway blockade

Video: the scene at BIA, cops force their way through blockades 2 min 41 sec

On Oct 14th, Indigenous water protectors got inside the Dept of the Interior building and occupied the offices of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) for the first time since the 1970's. Cops got violent, tasering and clubbing people early in the action. In the end,a reported 55 people were arrested and cops had to force their way through blockades surrounding the building to get out with arrestees.