Shut Down DC holds Stop Cop City protest at DOJ

On the 28th of March, Shut Down DC protested at the Dept of Justice, demanding a Federal investigation into Georgia's human rights abuses over the Cop City project in Weelaunee Forest. At this time eight attendees at the march 5 music festival there are still being held without bond over muddy shoes or legal support numbers written on their arms.

Photo by Benjamin Goloff

Elders target big banks over climate change with rocking chair protests

On the 21st of March, elders backed by a few younger supporters picketed four climate-destroying banks by sitting in rocking chairs in front of their branches. Some of the protesters said they were doing this for their grandchildren. The "Third Act" coalition is demanding big banks get out of investments in fossil fuels.

DC Media Group video of the protest 1 min 13 sec

Photo by DC Media Group

Posters slamming Washington Gas for unsafe product replace ads at Metrobus stops

On the 18th of March, on Metrobus stops spread out all over DC, corporate ads were replaced with posters hammering Washington Gas. The posters placed by unknown activists slammed gas stoves and gas in the house for causing health problems, burning down the climate, and charging everyone for the "privilige" of doing do.

Weelaunee Forest: Police Raid Medic space in SE Atlanta

Heavy cop presence some with AR-15 rifles at Atlanta Stop Cop City march

On March 8, an extremely heavy police presence shadowed an Atlanta Stop Cop City march. Some of the cops were armed with AR-15 rifles.

Video: three clips from much longer video by Ford Fischer, good view of cops w AR-15 rifles 2 min 19 sec

Still from Ford Fischer’s video of March 8 Stop Cop City march in Atlanta

Major Battle in Weelaunee Forest: most construction shit burned, cops retaliate against MUSIC FESTIVAL

Much happened in the Weelaunee Forest on the 5th of March, the second day of the March 4-11 week of action. Forest defenders managed to burn most of the "construction infrastructure" of the project, only to have cops assault a music festival (at least 35 arrests) later in the day.

Video compilation: dozers etc burn, cops assault music festival w rifles and armored vehicle. 3 min 30 sec

No cops at Weelaunee Forest week of action kickoff rally/march

The Atlanta Forest Defense March 4-11 week of action's Kickoff march into Weelaunee Forest in Atlanta went well. Not one cop dared show their face as people arrived at the well-named Intrenchment Creek trailhead.

In this video originally posted to Twitter by MicahinATL, marchers chant "if they build it we will burn it!" 44 sec

Both GA Senators get Stop Cop City residential protests at their DC homes

On the 18th of February, outraged activists descended on the DC homes of both of Georgia's Senators demanding action to stop the infamous "Cop City" police training range in Atlanta's Weelaunee Forest. This is in memory of Turtuguita ("Little Turtle") who gave his life defending the woods. Since then the National Guard has descended on Atlanta and a firestorm of retribution has been meted out by activists from coast to coast. Even in the DC home demos the chant changed from "shut it down" to "burn it down" and warnings were issued Cop City would never be built and never be defended if it ever is.

Video: Both GA Senators get home demos, speakers were furious2 min 50 sec

Frontlines to FERC brings Gulf Coast residents to DC to protest dangerous LNG facilities

On the 16th of February, Texas and West Louisiana residents threatened by LNG projects and pipelines showed up at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). FERC is infamous as the oil and gas industry's rubber stamp, and is now planning to allow Freeport LNG to restart their Texas LNG export facility that exploded less than a year ago in June 2022.

Video-speakers recount the Freeport LNG blast, demand banks defund these projects 3 min 1 sec

DC activists protest Wells Fargo, Cox Enterprises support for Cop City

On the 9th of February, the fight against Atlanta's "Cop City" police training range proposed for the Weelaunee Forest again came to DC. Protesters marched on Cox Enterprises (owner of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper), and on Wells Fargo(a major funder of the project) with just one demand: Drop Cop City!

Video from raw clips by Extinction Rebellion DC 30 sec

Photo by Shut Down DC