Furious fighting as Trumpers try to invade BLM Plaza after "March for Trump"

The 12th of December saw intense fighting all over downtown DC as another "March4 Trump" descended on the city. The Proud Boys and militias were with them, and attempted assaults on BLM Plaza ranged from minor skirmishes to a full-on charge. By evening, police lines intended to prevent fights had the opposite effect as anti-fascists activists found their access to their own side of the battlefield blocked off.

Video: Overall course of the battle starting mid-afternoon 6 min 53 sec

Smoke on BLM Plaza as attempt by Trumpers to enter BLM Plaza escalates to pitched battle

Trumpers and Proud Boys harass BLM Plaza, start fights all over downtown

On the 11th of December, Proud Boys and Trump supporters started out with small unit harassing runs through BLM Plaza, only to find cops blocking the last half-block N of H st, meaning they had to run the gauntlet in reverse. There were again also cases of people in the streets being jumped by fascists, including a confirmed threat to stab someone by saying "I'm going to cut you."

Video: Trump supporter violently assaulting Black woman on BLM Plaza. Both she and the Black man who stood up to defend her were arrested(Chuck Modi, 4 sec)

This fascist was challenging everyone to fights. Note the unmasked Trump supporters behind him

Trumpers begin attacks on Black Lives Matter Plaza early, on Dec 10

On the 10th of December, a small crew of Trump supporters showed up on Black Lives Matter Plaza and again began attacking signs. They got a single "Fuck the Proud Boys" sign down before activists responded only to be threatened with bear mace. The attackers declined a challenge to a one-on-one fight with their most aggressive and shortly therafter threw in the towel.

Chuck Modi's video of a Trumper with a pistol on BLM Plaza Dec 11 20 sec

Sign damaged by MAGAts on the evening of Dec 10

Banks get Keystone, Line 3 tar sands pipeline protests, BofA shuts down

On the 11th of December, as Nazi terrorists menaced DC, a courageous band of pipeline warriors assembled in Dupont Circle and marched on DC branches of several banks funding the Keystone XL and Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline. Bank of America shut down their branch in response.

Video: tar sands pipeline protest shuts Bank of America branch 1 min 47 sec

Bank of America's Dupont Circle branch shut down rather than accept a letter signed by Indigenous women. The branch called corporate offices, which told them to refuse the letter

BLM Plaza fence signs gets some maintainance after rain and vandalism

On the 6th of December, activists at Black Lives Matter Plaza repaired signs and hung some new ones to replace those damaged by rain and by right-wing vandals wielding knives or razor blades.

Some of the faces of those killed by police, on display on the H st fence

All Out against Fascism on Dec 11-12

On November 14th, Trump supporters and Proud Boys flooded into Black Lives MatterPlaza, destroying community artwork and memorials and starting fights with locals. On the 11th and 12th of December, they will be back. Against them stands a broad and growing coalition of anti-racist and anti-fascist activists drawing from all over Turtle Island. We shall NOT surrender our city to racist terror summoned forth by Donald Trump! There will be activities all day on BLM Plaza Dec 11 and 12.

Activists hold ground, march to BLM Plaza in face of fascist threats

On the 21st of November, SURJ held some group discussions on BLM Plaza and the Fuck the Police march went there almost directly from Dupont Circle. This was to provide relief for the hard-pressed folks looking after the plaza and the signs on the White House fence in the face of repeated attacks from fascists.

Grassroots coalition holds 24hr occupation in front of DNC for Green New Deal

On Nov 19, a coalition of grassroots groups, Black, Brown and Indigenous leaders from across the nation, marched on the Democratic National Committee Headquarters in Washington to demand that President-Elect Biden and his administration follow through on a bold agenda to address the climate crisis. This began a 24 hour occupation of the space in front of the DNC.

Video-the march to DNC headquarters 57 sec

Signs destroyed by "StormTrumpers" again returned to White House siege fence

Over two days of hard work on Nov 16 and 17, Black Lives Matter activists again reposted the spectacular artwork on the "Siege Fence" blocking Lafayette Sq from H st.

Video by Black House News 16 sec

Proud Boys Throw Beer Cans at Indymedia videographer prior to assault on DC streets

Video-Proud Boys miss twice throwing beer cans at journalist Luke Kuhn 17 sec

Late night on the 14th of November, Proud Boys at a hotel threw two beer cans at journalist Luke Kuhn, missing with both throws. The jounalist responded to the first terrible throw by making a second pass on the Nazis, and the second miss with a third pass.

One of the Proud Boys winds up for Missed Beer Can Toss #2