DC Bike Party Halloween Ride takes to the streets

On the 16th of October, the DC Bike Party's Halloween Ride took to the streets. A substantial crowd showed up for this annual event.

Video-Highlights of the Halloween Ride 2 min

The start of the Halloween Ride

DC Councilmember Brianne Nadeau gets a protest at her house

On the 15th of October, protesters showed up at the home of DC Councilmember Brianne Nadeau. Complaints included DC's treatment of unhoused residents, about evictions, and the city's plans for Morton Park.

Video: two speakers at the home demo 2 min 29 sec

March for Antwan Gilmore harassed by off-duty cops, some of them drunk

On the 15th of October, off-duty/out of state cops in DC for a fallen officers memorial hassled and drew engagement from a Black Lives Matter march for Antwan Gilmore. Some of the cops were drunk while calling for MPD to attack the march.

Video: Chuck Modi's video of out of state cops arguing with protesters 59 sec

Still from Chuck Modi's Twitter video

Final day of People vs Fossil Fuels CD's diverts to US Capitol

On the 15th of October, the Indigenous-centered "People vs Fossil Fuels" civil disobedience protests switched targets to the US Capitol instead of the White House. This was the day featuring young water protectors. Capitol Police used unnecessarily rough tactics to push supporters back with bikes, they appeared to be using this for a training exercise.

Video-Analysis of Capitol Police bike tactics ast the CD 3 min 9 sec

Update Oct 16:Biden's response: climate package to be removed from budget bill to appease Manchin, GOP

Update Oct 15 evening: Jill Biden interrupted by protest at Terry McAuliffe rally in VA over climate package Twitter report

Bike cops push water protectors off the street while the civil disobedience has it closed anyway

Cops get violent as Indigenous water protectors occupy BIA

On Oct 14th, Indigenous water protectors got inside the Dept of the Interior building and occupied the offices of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) for the first time since the 1970's. Cops got violent, tasering and clubbing people early in the action. In the end,a reported 55 people were arrested and cops had to force their way through blockades surrounding the building to get out with arrestees.

Video: the scene at BIA, cops force their way through blockades 2 min 41 sec

Cops dragging people out of a driveway blockade

Extinction Rebellion DC hangs banners at US Chamber of Commerce

On Oct 14, the 4th day of People vs Fossil Fuels, Extinction Rebellion DC followed up the morning CD at the White House with a blockade of H st NW and a double banner hang from the US Chamber of Commerce. The US Chamber of Commerce was renamed the "Chamber of Climate Chaos" since they seemingly have never met a fossil fuel project they didn't like.

Video-the banners unfurl at "Chamber of Climate Chaos" 49 sec

Howard students holding Blackburn defy Noon deadline, defeat eviction attempt after threats of expulsion

On the 12th of October, Howard University students occupied the Blackburn building demanding relief on housing and tuition. The administration claims this began after a "town hall" meeting broke down. The HU Police attempted to remove them at night with a false fire alarm, and students me a Noon Oct 13 deadline to evacuate or face expulsion from the university with an arm-locked blockade that defeated an attempt at forcible eviction.

Video originally posted to Twitter by Incognitovirgo4 of the scene outside the Blackburn Building 41 sec

The arm-locked blockade outside the Blackburn building defeated an eviction attempt

People vs Fossil Fuels Day 3: 90 more arrests, head of Corps of Engineers gets home demo

On the 13th of October, water/climate protectors again marched on the White House demanding an end to Federal approval of fossil fuel projects. They also demanded Biden formally declare a climate emergency. Ninety protesters were arrested this time around. Shortly thereafter, activists showed up at the Arlington home of Jamie Pinkham, head of the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Video featuring speaker on how the Keystone was stopped 1 min 24 sec

Indigenous warriors march to the White House

People vs Fossil fuels Day 2: 155 arrests, climbers replace US flags at Corps of Engineers

On the 12th of October, People vs Fossil Fuels direct actions continued in DC. In the morning, activists again descended on the White House, where 155 more people were arrested. A few hours later, Indigenous activists descended on the US Army Corps of Engineers, one of several key agencies in approving pipelines. Climbers replaced the US flags with more appropriate banners.

Video: the scene at the White House as cops read out the first warning PeoplevsFossilFuels, 39 sec

Video-Climber on flagpole replacing US flag at Corps of Engineers (Indigenous Environmental Network, 21 sec

US flags replaced by Indigenous climbers at US Army Corps of Engineers (from Indigenous Environmental Network video)