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MAGAt Convoy targets BLM Plaza but fails to deliver on paint removal, tar and feathers

On the 18th of March, the so-called "People's Convoy" decided to attack a new target: Black Lives Matter Plaza. In a chilling speech, they threatened to "scrape up" the paint, then tar and feather politicians and BLM activists alike. Most of the trucks were confined to the freeways as Mayor Bowser again blocked all exits, but some leakers got downtown in late afternoon. Although they illegally drove onto the plaza, they did not succeed in damaging the paint or tarring and feathering anyone.

Video: the convoy in DC, the threatening speech, and limited ability of the convoy to deliver on threats to BLM Plaza 2 min 22 sec

Nightmare traffic jam as convoy attempts to escape freeways while Bowser/MPD dumps MAGAt trash into Anacostia

"Truckers" convoy enters DC

On the 15th, 16th and 17th of March, the so-called "People's Convoy" overcame police defenses aimed at keeping them out of DC after failed attempts the previous day. On the 16th they streamed through NY Ave and there were numerous incidents of DC residents (especially femmes) being harassed. On the 17th they entered the city in small, scattered groups that were actually hard to find.

Some of the supplies liberated by a reported antifa "raccooning" raid on the convoy's supply dump at Hagerstown Speedway

Extinction Rebellion DC holds "Truth Blasting parade" night march

On the 11th of March, Extinction Rebellion DC held one of their "truth blasting parades" starting at 8PM on a Friday night. This brought the message of an ongoing climate emergency to Friday night partiers in cars on on foot alike.

Video-the march near 16th st 1 min 20 sec

DC Bike Party holds first ride of the year, rings bells for Embassy of Ukraine

On the 9th of March, the DC Bike Party held their first ride of the year, including a round-trip crossing of Key Bridge on the route. On the return trip, riders rang their bells in solidarity as they passed the Embassy of Ukraine.

Video-riders coming off Key Bridge and ringing bike bells for the Embassy of Ukraine 1 min 18 sec

Solo counterprotester drives antifa flag through MAGAt convoy on Beltway

On the 6th of March, the long-expected MAGAt/antivax convoy descended on the Capitol Beltway. Included in the convoy were many with pro-Trump and pro militia banners. There was even explicit support for the J6 coup attempt. A single counterprotester drove through them with a large antifa flag flying from their car.

Video-Trumpers/MAGAts and militia supporters in convoy, antifa flag opposing them 46 sec

"Showing the flag" mission against convoy of anti-vax/antimask Trumpers

Fridays for the Future joins protest for Ukraine, calls for ban on Russian oil imports

On the 4th March, young people from Fridays for the Future joined protesters in front of the White House supporting Ukraine. They brought a message demanding that the US and the world boycott Russian oil. This sanction would put Putin out of business financially while encouraging use of renewable energy.

Video-Both FFF and Ukrainians demand ban on Russian oil imports 55 sec

Migrants protest at ICE against Biden's continuation of Trump policies

On the 3ed of March, a number of migrant organizations descended on the headquarters of ICE to protest record deportations and Biden's continuation of many of Trump's worst immigration policies. Demands included freeing all ICE detainees, ending electronic monitoring, halting deportations, shutting down detention centers and chopping the budgets of ICE and CBP.

Video-protest at ICE including laying of flowers 2 min 15 sec

Property of unhoused residents of 18th and Columbia Road plaza stolen by security guards

This is a bit delayed, but reports have reached Indymedia that on Feb 26th,. Truist Bank's security guards stole posessions of unhoused residents on the plaza at 18th and Columbia Road. Unhoused residents have been driven from the plaza by harassment but activists still hold it. Truist Bank is attempting to fence off, then demolish the plaza for condo construction but has been hung up in court for decades.

"Trucker" rally for State of the Union draws zero turnout

At attempt to organize a "trucker" convoy rally at the Washington Monument on March 1 failed with the organizeer whining "where are the trucks?" on Twitter. This was supposed to cooincide with Biden's State of the Union address. For far-right organizers to enter DC would be to subject themselves to scrutiny by the US Marshalls and FBI which are still hunting J6 fugitives and unindicted co-conspirators, so they may have been scared away.

Only media at the stage: no-show for the "trucker" convoy against the State of the Union address (still from Ford Fischer video)

Ukrainians protest at White House, Russian Embassy against Putin's invasion and war

On the 23ed of February, Russian fascist dictator Putin launched his long-expected invasion of Ukraine. As Ukraine's military and guerilla groups mounted resistance to the invasion, protesters gathered from Moscow to Washington DC to oppose this assault. In DC, protests have been taking place at the White House every day, with big ones on weekends. Still more protests have been taking place at the Russian Embassy.

Video-Sat 3-5 protest demands ban on Russian oil

Video highlights of big Feb 27 White House protest

Video from ongoing protests at the Russian Embassy Sat 2-26-2022

Video highlights of the Feb 24 White House protest

Feb 27: Ukrainian flags nearly block view of White House in Lafayette Sq

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