Gender/Sexuality/Identity

Supreme Court "Injustice" Kavanaugh gets abortion rights home demo

On the evening of September 13, protesters descended on the home of US Supreme Court "Justice" Kavanaugh. The protesters were infuriated by the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Texas ban on abortion after 6 weeks and demanded that Kavanaugh resign from the Supreme Court.

Video of the protest at Kavanaugh's house 2 min 51 sec

Protests and dissent begin as SCOTUS guts Roe vs Wade in TX

Just before midnight Sep 1-2, the US Supreme Court refused to stop a Texas abortion law that empowers private "bounty hunters" to sue anyone who helps anyone get a abortion after six weeks. Less than 24 hours later, the first sparks of what will soon be a roaring conflagration of protest began at the Supreme Court.

A small speakout-and one of the first sparks of the coming conflagration of protest

Protesters at Nellies bring the bikes on possible cusp of victory

On the 13th of August, someone sympathetic to Nellies stabbed out a protester's bicycle tire with a knife. The following Friday (Aug 20), many more protesters were outside Nellie's on bikes, showing the futility of this attack. Doug (owner of Nellies) is also starting to see the futility of defying the community and has agreed to a listening session on Thursday, Aug 26.

Video: bicycle riders circle in front of Nellies-w front wheels in the air 1 min 13 sec

Boycott Nellie's block party not stopped by rain, bar almost totally empty

Continuing rain after thunderstorms did NOT stop boycott Nellie's protesters from descending on 9th and U st. Protests over Keisha being dragged down the stairs on Pride weekend are going into their 3ed month.

Video-Nellie's protest goes on in rain. 43 sec

The Nellie's rubber duck under boycott

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

Police attack using snowplows fails to remove Nellie's protest

On the 30th of July, Boycott Nellie's protesters showed up for the 7th week since Keisha was dragged down the stairs over Pride weekend. The bar was open but sparsely attended. During the protest, snowplows summoned by MPD tried to clear the intersection, one of them coming in straignt-on and honking while others flanked. The plows were halted by advancing protesters and the attack failed.

Video of the failed police attempt to push through using snowplows 53 sec

Snowplows attempt to charge into the intersection held by protesters in front of Nellie's Sports Bar

Boycott Nellies block party ends in thunderous finale of dirt bikes, ATV's

On the evening of Friday, July 23, Boycott Nellies protesters returned to 9th and U, the bar having been open since the previous Sunday. This time around, ATV and dirt bike riders provided a thunderous finale in front of the near-empty bar. All the partying was in the streets.

Video of the block party and its thunderous finale 1 min 35 sec

ATV riders at Nellie's

Nellie's Sports bar tries to reopen, gets shut down by protesters, reopens again

On the 14th of July, an attempted reopening by Nellie's Sports Bar failed after community activists formed a human chain to block the doors. People are still furious about Nellie's former security guards dragging Keisha down the stairs during Pride weekend. The Friday protests were back on July 16, and on July 17 Nellies was closed, though the TV's were on and staffers inside.

Update: Nellies spotted OPEN on Sun, June 18

Chuck Modi video originally posted to Twitter of human chain blockade 29 sec

Nellies "Closed"-but staff inside and all the TVs on on July 17

Nellies gets block party/protest for 4th weekend in a row

On the 2nd of July, BLM and HIPS activists once again blocked off 9th and U in front of Nellies Sports Bar. Nellies is now under investigation by both the DC atty general and the liquor board for that infamous dragging of a Black woman down the stairs.

Video-dance party as night falls on U St 16 sec

Nellies gets another block party/protest, still CLOSED for brutality

On Friday, the 25th of June, Nellie's Sports Bar again had to remain closed as protesters descended on the intersection of 9th and U sts NW. A block party (including sexy dances) was held in what was made both a GLBTQ and sex worker friendly space, while Nellies missed out on the packed crowds that filled all the other bars on U st. This is the price of dragging a Black woman down the stairs on June 12 during Pride

Video-protesters read out demands, many more show up after dark 1 min 36 sec

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