Elections/Legislation/Government

GOP party militants attempt "Brooks Brothers Riot" to forcibly stop count in Detroit

On Nov 4, the same day the Trump campaign sued Michigan attempting to stop the count, GOP party militants stormed a building in Detroit where ballots were being counted. For all their "Stop the Count" chants, this "Brooks Brothers Riot part II" failed to put a stop to the apparently well-defended count.

Video: attempted "Brooks Brothers Riot" chants "Stop the Count!" in Detroit 53 sec

Shut Down DC marches visit RNC and other targets, join rally at McPherson

On the 4th of November, Donald Trump put into place his plans to stop/steal the election with the first of many "stop the count" lawsuits. Michigan was his first target. On the same day, protesters showed up at Republican Party headquarters and many other places participating in Trump's efforts to seize ongoing power. The day culminated in a Count Every Vote rally at McPherson Sq and dancing into the night at BLM Plaza.

Video: Speaker from Uganda on election interference there in 2016 1 min 28 sec

More Video: Shut Down DC marchers in the streetby Shut Down DC, 1 min 7 sec

Extinction Rebellion at Republican Party headquarters (Shut Down DC photo)

Fuck the President march marches from BLM Plaza to 4D

On the 3ed of November, shortly before both sides tried to declare victory in the Presidential election a "Fuck the President" march took to the streets from BLM Plaza. This march picked up a sizable crowd from the go-go truck's exit march-and proceeded to march all the way to MPD's 4D police station for Karon Hylton.

Activists with shields at MPD's darkened and mostly shut down 4D headquarters

Cops threaten to tow go-go truck as protests begin at BLM Plaza, McPherson Sq

BLM-DC video-cops force back crowd so they can threaten to tow go-go stage truck 31 sec

On the evening of Nov 3, protesters opposing Trump's expected attempt to stop the vote count and steal the election gathered. There was trouble in less than an hour as cops forced back the crowd on BLM Plaza, threatening to tow the go-go stage truck. The truck was moved to McPherson Square, so soon two places filled with protesters.

7PM at BLM Plaza

Last-minute prep in "prewar" Washington: Fence, National Guard-and facial recognition

On the 2nd of November, a small number of protesters faced off against "Jesus freaks" on BLM Plaza. Nearby, crews raced to install a high fence around the White House and buildings all over downtown were still furiously boarding up. This as reports of National Guard mobilizations circulated and the Washington Post called out Park Police for using facial recognition software against at least one George Floyd protester.

Workers installing J20/George Floyd protests style fence all around the White House area

Police harass ShutDownDC public meeting on Black Lives Matter Plaza

On the first of November, ShutDown DC set up chairs, a table, and a tent on Black Lives Matter Plaza for a public meeting and spokescouncil. Within minutes, MPD cops starting hassling them about DCRA, vending regulation, and Mayor Bowser's proclaimation used during the summer to harass Black Lives Matter activists on BLM Plaza.

A bunch of cops showed up before this tent could even be fully opened up.

White supremacists march Thin Blue Line flag through BLM Plaza

On the 31st of October, apparent white nationalists marched a "thin blue line" flag through BLM Plaza, causing an urgent call for defenders to mobilize and prevent the signs from being torn off the H st fence a second time. One person has scissors but was prevented from vandalizing the signs. The reported presence in the right-wing group of a "Kekistan" (Pepe the Frog) flag identifies them as white nationalists.

Fascists marching a giant "thin blue line" pro-police flag through BLM Plaza

The Shortwave Report 10/30/20 Listen Globally!

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Businesses already boarding up in expectation of election day riots

With a week to go until the official 2020 election day (excluding mail/early voting), many building owners and businesses are already boarding up as though in expectation of a great storm. The storm in question is expected protests over a disputed election, and fears these could erupt into rioting or street battles.

Scrum at the Supreme Court as GOP rams Barret confirmation vote through Senate

On the evening of October 26, GOP Senators rammed through the final confirmation vote to install Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court 52-48, a party line vote. As they did so, women's rights activists protested while supporters of Christian theocratic fundamentalism celebrated.

Video-confrontations outside the Supreme Court 2 min 53 sec

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