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World bank shown literally in bed w Big Oil at Friday afternoon protest march

An October 14, 2022 afternoon march against the Fall 2022 meetings of the IMF and World Bank literally protrayed the World Bank and Big Oil in bed with each other. This was the second march that day against the Fall Meetings, an earlier march having shut down an AM plenary session by blocking delegates and making them run the gauntlet to get in.

March video featuring the bed jointly occupied by the World Bank and Big Oil 1 min 29 sec

IMF protest marches force cancellation of morning plenary session

On the 14th of October, a march against the IMF and World Bank split into two units. Cops followed the main march featuring Code Pink's "tank." So many cops dedicated themselves to keeping that march off 18th st that it served as bait, allowing the other crew to set up on 18th st and force delegates at the AM plenary to run a gauntlet or protesters. That event was soon cancelled, leaving protesters with victory.

Video showing how cops took the bait, leaving delegates to run a guantlet of protesters 2 min 45 sec

The Code Pink "tank" in front of DAR Constitution Hall while delegates have to run the gauntlet at the back door

Noise demo "impedes communication" at G20 presscon at IMF

On the 13th of October, the G20 (20 richest nations reps) attempted to hold a press conference in a ballroom on the 20th st side of one of the IMF's buildings in DC. Outside, protesters pounded drums, blew whistles and air horns, and even rang cowbells. The noise was so loud protesters were issued ear plugs-and it was admitted the noise interfered with the pres conference.

Video-noise demo outside ballroom location of G20 press conference 2 min

Protesters on their way to the press conference

Climate/IMF Protesters may have forced cancellation of G20 dinner at DAR Constitution Hall

On the 12th of October, climate and Indigenous centric protests against the Fall 2022 meetings of the IMF and World Bank began. First up was an evening bike ride from Murrow Park in front of the World Bank to DAR Constitution Hall. Plenty of cops were there but there was seemingly no other activity in or around the building. The G20 Climate and Energy Ministers were supposed to be having a fancy dinner there but seemed to be absent, presumably due to the presence of protesters.

Video of the ride showing lack of limos and G20 ministers around DAR Const Hall 2 min 28 sec

No limos and G20 ministers in sight here-just cops and protesters

Code Pink drops banner INSIDE World Bank building

On the eve of the IMF and World Bank's Fall 2022 meetings, Code Pink got inside the World Bank's headquarters and dropped a "Cancel All Debt" banner before being escorted out.

Photo by Code Pink

Indigenous People's Day rally and speakout held on the Mall

One of a great many Indigenous People's Day events was held on the Mall in Washington DC near 3ed st SW.

Video including Jay Winter Nightwolf's explanation of so-called "Columbus Day" and a water protector speaking on Enbridge's Line 5 (5m 17 sec)

An Indigenous water protector who was present at Declare Emergency's Capitol Beltway blockade earlier the same day speaks

Women's March reportback

On the 8th of October, the Women's March returned to Capitol Hill for another mass march against SCOTUS's decision to scuttle Roe Vs Wade and permit about half the US to ban abortion outright. At least two groups of counterprotesters and several far-right media teams(notably the Daily Signal) were driven away by more militant protesters.

Update Oct 8, late night: Simultanious protests held at homes of all 6 antichoice Supreme Court "Justices" Video-the protest at Kavanaugh's house 1 min 16 sec

Video-chasing right wing trash out of the Women's March 5 min 14 sec

Lead banner of the Women's March

Press conference by fetus stealing PAAU disrupted at DOJ

On the 5th of October, so-called "Progressive Anti Abortion Uprisng" (PAAU) held a press conference at the Dept of Justice to decry the Federal prison time they may get for storming abortion clinics. Two pro-choice counterprotesters called out their hypocrisy, one responding to their whining about Jane's Revenge with "Jane is watching!" The entire event was livestreamed so this is certainly true.

Video-Disrupting PAAU, calling out their keynote speaker Randall Terry 4 min 4 sec

PAAU's keynote speaker: the infamous Randall Terry of Operation Rescue

DC marches in solidarity w women's uprising in Iran

On the 1st of October, Iranians marched in DC and many other US cities in solidarity with the hard-pressed fighters in the women's uprising against theocracy in their home country. Local activists turned out to support them. The uprising began when security forces murdered Mahsa Amini over a veil worn "improperly." Much like police murders in the US, this has set off a firestorm of resistance.

Video highlights of the march 1 min 47 sec

Marchers and the overall "Woman Life Freedom" theme

1776/Convoy MAGAts attempting to take over ten-four DC trucker rally

Once a year, the "ten-four DC" trucker rally sets up on the Mall, polishing and showing off their semis and talking to the public about trucking industry issues and concerns. This year they have a problem: the far-right/antivax/1776 movement convoy MAGAts are trying to take it over.

Video: Ten-Four DC on the mall, confirmed 1776'er present 1 min

This truck w anti-vax slogans was also in DC during a March 25 "convoy" run through the city

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