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Migrants protest at ICE HQ against Biden's deportations

On the 10th of August and under intense heat, migrants protested at the headquarters of ICE against deportations that have continued unabated under the Biden regime. Mijante's promo for the rally declared "When it comes to enforcement, ICE & DHS must value people, not priorities/deportation The ICE guidelines MUST be reframed to center human dignity."

Video clip originally posted to Twitter by Casa4all 4 sec

Lockdown halts Mountain Valley Pipeline construction site for 8 hours or more

On the 9th of August, activists opposing fracked gas pipelines and eminent domain for corporate profit locked themselves to construction equipment at a Mountain Valley Pipeline construction site near I-81. The lockdown held for 8 hours, probably ending the working day on the pipeline

Video of the protest, lockdown, and difficult, time-consuming extraction by a specialized police team 2 min 47 sec

The tough lockdown to a sideboom(similar chassis as a dozer) as seen from the street

Community removes planters installed at 17th st safeway after homeless sweep

On the 3ed of August, DC police and DPW swept an unhoused tent camp from in front of the 17th st safeway. Afterwards, someone installed planters where the tents had been to block their return. The planters did not belong to the DC government-and community members removed ALL of them after twitter posts announced "free planters" at that location. A GoFundMe to replace them failed and was shut down after raising just $100 out of a $2K goal.

ALL of these planters installed to block unhoused people from returning have been removed by the community

Boycott Nellies protesters return for 8th week, bar still mostly empty

On the 6th of August, Boycott Nellie's protesters returned to 9th and U sts for the 8th week out of 9. In mid-July protesters took one week off while Nellies was closed but they responded by reopening. Protests continue while Nellie's Sports Bar sits nearly empty. Soon they will have missed the entire summer reopening, and if Delta leads to another round of bar closures they could go out of business.

The scene outside Nellie's Sports bar almost 9 weeks after their security dragged Keisha down the stairs over Pride weekend

Voting rights protesters block roads to National Airport

On the 6th of August, voting rights protesters marched from the MLK Memoral to National Airport, then blocked roads at the airport. They were seeking to make it more difficult for members of Congress to leave town for vacation without finishing their work on voting rights legislation.There were 26 reported arrests.

Alejandro Alvarez video of the airport blockade 37 sec

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