Family of Trey Joyner, shot by US Park Police, speaks out at DOJ protest

On the 15th of December the Hands Up Coalition held a rally in front of the Department of Justice demanding that killer cops be prosecuted and police departments be placed under community control. The mother of Trey Joyner, a DC man shot and killed by US Park Police, spoke about her case and how there has been no justice in the courts for her son or her family. He was killed because of a false report from "an informant" of a man with a gun, he was unarmed. Every 28 hours police kill another African-American in the US, protesters warn that unless this is stopped they will continue to "shut shit down."

Video-Trey's mother and father speak

Civil rights protesters storm H St Wal-Mart, shut down registers

On the 14th of December, civil rights protesters stormed into the Wal-Mart on H st for the 4th time. This time they stood their ground, and soon the cash registers were shut down. Some of the shoppers joined the protest. One of the cops or security guards claimed protesters would be arrested after ONE warning, not the three required by DC law. After a tense ten minutes and call by protesters for reinforcements, the activists exited the store and no arrests were reported.

Video of Wal-Mart occupation raw clips courtesy Netta and DeRay McKessa

Erica Totten photo

Reportback from Justice For All March against police murder

On the 13th of December, a march estimated by some at around 50,000 people from Freedom Plaza to the US Capitol protested the recent string of police murders of unarmed young African-American men. The "Hands up, don't shoot" and "I can't breathe" chants were heard often, referring to the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson and the chokehold death of Eric Garner in NYC.

Video-Scenes from Justice For All march

Civil rights protesters storm Gallery Place movie theater

On the 12th of December, civil rights protesters assmebled in Chinatown and after the usual street shutdowns slipped around to the back entrance of the Regan Cinemas on 6th st and stormed inside. In addition to educating moviegoers about police murder and brutality, there was another reason for going there: the movie Exodus, playing there, is set in the Middle East and northern Africa yet people with dark skin are shown only as servants and slaves.

Video-Aggressive motorist threatens to ram civil rights protesters

Video-protesters storm Regal 14 Cinema

Die-In at the Regal Cinema 14 at Gallery Place

Mothers of sons murdered by police speak out at Dept of Justice

On the 10th of December, the mothers of a number of young men slain by police spoke to a large crowd outside the Department of Justice. One was from nearby PG county. I heard speech after speech about police responding to attempts to surrender or otherwise non-threatening young men with a fusillade of gunshots. The words of the mothers of the fallen were folllowed by a march through the streets to the White House, shutting down traffic for blocks.

Stirring 1 min 20 sec video

Same video on Liveleak due to outage at Archive.org caused by Pacific storm

Police in Oakland, CA fire on civl rights protesters with "non-lethal" rounds from freeway overpass

Late night (Eastern time) on Dec 9, ugly reports surfaced on Twitter that police had opened fire on protesters taking over the freeway with so-called "less lethal" rubber or similar bullets, sending several protesters to the hospital with head wounds.

Youtube video of police attacks on civil rights protesters

6th night in row of protests after Eric Garner decision blocks 14th st Bridge

On the 8th of December, civil rights protesters shut down streets in evening rush hour for the 6th day in a row since a grand jury refused to indict NY cops for the chokehold death of Eric Garner. This is now the 3ed week of frequent street protests since St Louis cop Darren Wilson was also not indicted in the shooting death Michael Brown. At around 8PM protesters blocked the 14th st Bridge, stopping traffic there for the third time in a week.

Photo: John Zangas, 14th st blockade as time police give 2nd warning

US Capitol Police force civil rights die-in to relocate to DOJ

On the 8th of December, civil rights protesters had planned to stage a 4 1/2 hour die-in on the US Capitol West Lawn. They were met with threats and verbal aggression by the US Capitol Police. Since this was not intended to be a confrontational action, protesters decided to march to the US Dept of Justice and stage the die-in there.

Secret Service attempts to keep civil rights protesters from White House area

On the 7th of December, Secret Service tried and failed to keep DC Ferguson from the area in front of the White House, claiming "an event" was taking place. In response civil rights protesters went to the sidewalk across from the White House and stayed for a while making as much noise as possible with the announced intention of disrupting the event in question.

Video of march into and protest on area in front of White House

Protesters across from the White House over the objection of Secret Service

Civil rights protesters stage die-in at Union Station, Shut down Georgetown and Key Bridge

On the 6th of December the fast and furious pace of protests against police murders of African-Americans continued with a 3PM die-in at Union Station and a street march that began shortly after 6PM on U street. This march went downtown, to Georgetown, and crossed Key Bridge into Arlington before deciding on the Metro to disperse to lose two undercover cops. Just before Georgetown there was an ugly incident where a US Capitol Policeman assaulted one of the protesters.

Youtube video of 3PM Union Station die-in posted by Travis Shoff

Still from the Travis Shoff Youtube video