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Aug 1, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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Video from the second of three marches on Aug 1 in DC. This is the "Take Back our Streets" march to defund MPD(the DC police department), as marchers block the north entrance to the I-395 tunnel
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Black Lives Matter, MPD, I-395
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Aug 1, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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Video of August 1 confrontation between DC "Fuck the Police" direct action march and rich, unmasked diners at an upscale restaurant on U st. Note that the restaurant has a Black Lives Matter sign, but that seems to be for show. This confrontation started when protesters did a "while you are dining, Black people are dying" mic-check, and diners started arguing with protesters.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Black Lives Matter, U st, unmasked diners
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Jul 31, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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On the last day of July, landlord Bob Miley showed up in Chillum, MD with the intent of illegally evicting tenants of a house he "owns." He saw from the end of the block that the area was packed with protesters and beat a hasty retreat. With no court order he could not get police help for his failed attempt to change the locks. Knowing the eviction attempt is illegal under multiple MD state laws, activists blocked all access to the house except for the tenants, and confidently...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Eviction, rent strike, coronavirus, COVID
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Jul 29, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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On July 29, bike riders came to Black Lives Matter plaza and rode to H st as part of a fast evening ride. Many Black Lives Matter protests in DC have been supported by powerful Bike Blocs acting as cavalry support.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Black Lives Matter, cyclists, bicycling
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Jul 27, 2020 Mark Dice
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Protesters enraged by illegal "arrests" by Trump's Gestapo beseige and bombard Portland's Federal courthouse. Fireworks pound the building while activists with lasers work on the pigs from behind the shield wall protecting protesters from enemy fire. Video originally uploaded to Twitter by Mark Dice. He opposes the protests but shot beautiful laser and firework footage as protesters laid it on heavy. Unsure if this is Saturday night/early Sun morning (published next day) or Sunday...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Portland Riots, anarchism, Black Lives Matter
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Jul 25, 2020 zack_vandy16
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Video originally posted to Twitter by zack_vandy16 (https://twitter.com/_iAmTheMan) of car driver (known as Georgetown Karen) in Georgetown ramming through a Black Lives Matter protest. Original post at https://twitter.com/ErickRey91/status/1287809570593800192?s=20 /sta Notetus/1287809570593800192?s=20
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, car rams protest, GeorgetownKaren
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Jul 25, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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On the evening of the 25th of July, an FTP (Fuck the Police) march took to the streets in solidarity with Portland and with all those murdered by police. Undercover cops in the march repeated started trouble, at one point even managing to steer the march into what was supposed to be a trap. Only problem for the cops was that determined protesters kept defeating the bike cops who were supposed to spring those traps. The march had it's own bicycle cavalry, more skilled and with more courage than...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, antifa, BLM, Black Lives Matter, Fuck the Police, FTP
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Jul 25, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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Video-marchers chant "Protect and serve? That's a lie-you don't care if people die!" On the 25th of July, the PSL's storm-delayed Portland solidarity protest got a boost from a contingent of Veterans for BLM. In Portland, similar Veterans groups have lended muscle to hard-pressed protesters facing Trump's oathbreaking, Constitution-burning stormtroopers.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, BLM, Portland solidarity
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Jul 23, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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On the 23ed of July, Black Lives Matter activists arrived outside Mayor Bowser's house for yet another residential protest demanding she defund MPD. The protest was largely an educational session on how cops don't make Black people any safer. As a real-world example of this, cops did nothing about it when an impatient driver tried to forcibly push through protesters as the rally began. This educational protest turned out to be a bit more educational than expected. Students would recognize it as...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Black Lives Matter, car attack, Muriel Bowser, Washington DC,...
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Jul 21, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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On the 21st of July, Extinction Rebellion Mont County held a rally and noisy car protest at the County Executive Building in Rockville, MD. They were protesting a excuse-riddled COG climate reportS on greenhouse gases. The report claims downward trends in CO2 emissions since 2005 but leaves out the role of the Great Recession in suppressing demand for fossil fuels. If the report included the pandemic error it would claim even more reductions. This makes those reductions strictly temporary and...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, climate change, Extinction Rebelliion
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Jul 20, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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Video of an incident where Trump's heavily armored, unmarked robocops tried to mess with the wrong protesters in Portland and got beaten down to the street. One of the protesters wields a shield, and someone with a powerful green laser provided fire support for the melee fighters. One of the cops drew and raised a pistol, but thought better of firing it and bringing the wrath of the entire city down on his head. The act of drawing the gun also drew an immediate response from the laser. Had he...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Portland, Federal troops, riot, anarchy, street battle
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Jul 19, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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On the 19th of July, exactly a month after the Pike statue outside MPD was torn down, the "Wheels for Justice" bike ride took to the streets. The highlight of the ride was taking over I-395. The ride began in Malcolm X Park and rode down 16th st to Black Lives Matter Plaza. Then came the ride south to the MLK memorial and from there onto Independence Ave. From there rider swarmed onto the freeway, where a prepositioned car waited with bottles of water to quench the burning heat of...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Wheels for Justice, Black Lives Matter
DC Direct Action News
Jul 18, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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On the 18th of July, MPD attempted to intimidate protesters into leaving BLM Plaza-just before the "Fuck the Police" march arrived and by their presence ended the police offensive. The John Lewis Vigil and midnight yoga then took place without further harassment. En route, the FTP march chanted "Fire, fire, gentrifier! in Adams-Morgan and other gentrified areas.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Black Lives Matter, gentrification, Adams-Morgan
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Jul 17, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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Friday, the 17th of July was supposed to be a court-ordered deadline for ICE to release detained children so they don't get COVID-19. Instead, ICE went and got another ten-day extension, twice the 5 day average covid incubation period. In response, protesters descended on ICE with 250K signed petitions demanding these children and their families be released. Guards refused to accept the boxed petitions, claiming nobody was there.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, ICE, immigration, child detention, family detention, COVID-19
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Jul 16, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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On the 16th of July, MPD cops at Black Lives Matter menaced protesters and attempted to intimidate them into removing a table used for a "paint and protest" sign-making workshop. The cops cited vending laws even though nothing was for sale, only to back down when protesters refused to remove the table. The vending enforcement goons did not even show up. One of the worst offenders, name plate R Adams and badge number 2742 was called out by protesters for a record of having physically...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Black Lives Matter, MPD, police, vending laws
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Jul 16, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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Video of "this is the scene of a crime" as normally sung at the location of Bethesda Moses African Cemetary, this time sung at the home of Montgomery County, MD county executive Erlich. On the 17th of July, protesters showed up at the Takoma Park home of Montgomery County Executive. They are demanding he put an end to plans for the Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission to build a storage unit over the burial ground. Already it is paved over for a parking lot, this...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Black Lives Matter, Macedonia Baptist Church, Moses Cemetary,...
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Jul 11, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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On the 11th of July, a fiesty "Fuck the Police" march out of Dupont Circule wound their way though wealthy areas of Capitol Hill chanting "Fire, fire, Gentrifier!" The march ended at DC Jail, where statements of support for people held captive inside were read and noisy chants reached those held inside. People held prisoner by the Enemy appeared at the windows to wave to protesters in response. One person in the march had a partner held at the DC Jail, and was invited to the...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Black Lives Matter, jail protest
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Jul 7, 2020 DC Media Group
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On the 7th of July, some kind of minor skirmish on Black Lives Matter Plaza was used by MPD as an excuse to pounce on and arrest several Black Lives Matter protesters
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Black Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter Plaza
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On the 7th of July, activists from IfNotNow poured Trump adviser Jared Kusher a very strong cup of anti-occupation wakeup. The noisy protest in front of his home demanded that the US condition futher aid to Israel on cancellation of plans to annex 1/3ed of the occupied West Bank.  During the protest, activists blew the traditional Shofar. Jared Kushner need to listen when Jewish activists show up at his home over what he is counselling Trump to do in Israel. Many both here and there have...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, IfNotNow, Israel, Palestine, Jared Kusher
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Jul 7, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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On the 7th of July, some kind of minor skirmish on Black Lives Matter Plaza was used by MPD as an excuse to pounce on and arrest several Black Lives Matter protesters. From there matters escalated, and police were suspected of provoking fights to "sting" protesters. H st ended up blocked off by cops again, only to be effectively back in protester hands by sunset. Many times cops have conquered H st by force and violence, not once have they been able to sustain the resources to hold...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Black Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter Plaza, MPD, police...
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Jul 4, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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On July 4, anti-racist protesters yanked down the statue of slave trader and father of colonialism Christopher Columbus in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. They then tossed part of the statue in the harbor, throwing Columbus back into the sea to start his deportation back to Europe. Many Columbus statues came down on July 4, this was just one of them. A week earlier, Trump claimed that he had stopped the wave of statue teardowns with his blustering threats of ten years in prison. Now he has been...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, statue taken down, statue, Columbus, Baltimore, July 4
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Jul 4, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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On the 4th of July, a toxic mix of Proud Boys, MAGAts (Trumpers) and other far-right supporters descended on DC seeking confrontations with Black Lives Matter protesters. They got their confrontations but not their desired outcome. The "Fuck the Police march" put them to flight, chasing them through the Washington Monument area and eventually back to their base at Harry's Bar. The day had featured ever growing marches, and in rich neighborhoods the chant of "fire, fire,...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, July 4, Black Lives Matter, Antifa
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Jul 3, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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On the 3ed of July, a small crew of fascists and Trumpers from nearby Harry's Bar held an anti-migrant hate rally on Freedom Plaza. Black Lives Matter supporters and antifascists descended on them to counterprotest. Cops held them apart until a second BLM contingent came in behind the police. At that point, cops folded their hand, and the fascists had to literally strike (lower) their flags and leave. As a rule, cops are not happy with being meat in a "cop sandwitch" made with genuine...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Black Lives Matter, antifa, fascists, MAGA
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Israel had originally planned to announce annexation of about 1/3 of the Occupied West Bank on July 1, only to have to delay in the face of "Day of Rage" protests throughout Palestine and worldwide (excluding Trump) opposition. A protest at the Israeli Embassy proceeded anyway on July 3, warning that delay does NOT mean Israel has abandoned the planned annexation.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Israel, Palestine, Occupation, West Bank
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Jun 30, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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On the last day of June, a "Fuck the Police" march set out from Columbus Circle in front of Union Station. The march stormed an expensive restaurant en route to Black Lives Matter Plaza. From there they successfully marched to Mayor Bowser's house, despite being outnumbered 5-1 by cops at one point. While marchers were at the restaurant's outdoor seating, one of the patrons walked into the crowd of protesters (themselves masked against COVID-19) without putting on a mask himself. As...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Black Lives Matter, COVID-breath, unmasked, masks
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Jun 29, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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On the 28th of June, protesters marched on the massive, palatial DC home of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. They brought a mock guillotine with them-and set it up right in front of Jeff Bezo's home. Bezos and other corporate CEOs were called out for union busting, poverty wages, and worker deaths caused by their refusal to provide personal protective gear against the coronavirus. Jeff Bezos like many CEO's made more money by sacrificing worker safety in the deadly coronvirus pandemic.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Jeff Bezos, Amazon, Union
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Jun 27, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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On the 27th of June, an over 10 mile long FTP(Fuck the Police) march started in Dupont, marched beyond Allison St and over to Ga Ave, and finally back down to BLM Plaza. The highlight of the march was the whole group storming the Target on 14th st to protest their calling the cops on Black and Brown people. Street vendors were mentioned-and if Target is siccing cops on their competition that is especially ugly.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, cop calling, Target, Black Lives Matter
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On the 26th of June, protesters showed up in Lincoln Park with the anounced intent of removing a condescending statue showing Lincoln standing over a formerly enslaved person. Neo-Nazi Jack Posobiec (and Deploraball organizer)was caught livestreaming, removed from the park, and escorted several blocks away. Cops picked him up and took him to his car after he attempted to return to the park.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, alt-right, Jack Posobiec, statue takedown
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Jun 24, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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In a 24 hour period spanning June 23-24, Black Lives Matter Plaza (part of the Black House Autonomous Zone) changed hands at least three times. Video is of protesters taking it back from police, and the start of the pursuit of police after an unknown incident that led to at least one arrest. The night later became quite rough: police took the plaza back yet again, in a blizzard of pepper spray, clubbings, and several reported arrests.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, George Floyd, protest, ACAB, Black Lives Matter, police...
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Jun 23, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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Shortly before police yielded 16th st and H st back to protesters occupying the "Black House Autonomous Zone," protesters burned a US flag at a nearby street corner.
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The June 22 Battle of H st escalated with a late-afternoon attempt to pull down the Andrew Jackson statue in Lafayette Sq. Park Police riot squads broke up this effort in a blizzard of pepper spray and club hits. The police attack over the statue effort the was so violent one person reportedly lost four front teeth to a clubbing. For all their violence, these cops managed to retake only part of H st. Shortly after nightfall a heavy bloc of protesters carrying shields of their own reinforced the...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Black Lives Matter, George Floyd, Andrew Jackson, statue...
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Jun 19, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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The 19th of June featured thousands of protesters in the streets of DC for march after march. A massive party took over 14th and U towards evening, and a "Fuck the Police" march set out from the White House at sunset. This march wound it's way to MPD's headquarters-and proceeded to pull down the statue of Confederate general Albert Pike located right next to MPD! This was the third Confederate statue to be pulled down in less than a week in the DC area. The first was the Confederate...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Juneteenth, Black Lives Matter, Confederate statue
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Jun 16, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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Black Lives Matter marchers have been blocking I-395 (used by most Congressmen to get to and from "work" frequently in DC. Marching back to the White House marchers usually play both "Fuck Tha Police" and "Fuck Donald Trump" over the mobile PA system. This particular march began from the exact same place Trump's stormtroopers tear gassed protesters so Trump could cross H st for his bellicose speech at St John's Church. The march began exactly two weeks later from...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, George Floyd, protest, ACAB, Black Lives Matter, police...
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Jun 15, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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Backup/safety upload of what will become the 2020 in activism video at the end of the year Four periods right now: The "Impeachment" period Jan to early Feb The "Coastal Gaslink/Siege of Canada period Feb-early March the Covid 19 shutdown period mid-March into May including Mayday protests The post-quarantine explosion over the police murder of George Floyd and so many others
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Jun 13, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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On the 13th of June, a hundreds strong No Justice No Pride march and motorcade that originated in MD showed up at the home of DC Mayor Muriel Bowser. They were there to demand that MPD be defunded, sex work be legalized, and more. On the approach march a sound system blasted NWA's "Fuck the Police," and at the Mayor's house dancers breakdanced right up to the cops. June 13th was originally to be the date of the Capitol Pride march, which was cancelled months ago due to the pandemic....
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, No Justice No Pride, ACAB, Black Lives Matter, defund police
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Jun 12, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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On the 12th of June, several DC neighborhood based groups backed by Empower DC and Democratic Socialists of America marched from Federal court to Freedom Plaza with a "Fund care not cops" demand. On the way they stopped to boo and heckle Trump Hotel. This is a continuation of two weeks of protests for George Floyd and so many others murdered by police.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, George Floyd, protest, ACAB, Black Lives Matter, police...
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Jun 8, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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The 8th of June featured multiple street marches around DC by Black Lives Matter activist, including one with a major car caravan as a component. Just when it seemed things were winding down, another march left the White House area, and proceeded to block the freeway to the accompaniment of music on a powerful sound system.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, George Floyd, protest, ACAB, Black Lives Matter, police...
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Jun 6, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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On the 6th of June, a projection team used a spotlight and a laser to reveal the presence of a police spotter/sniper team on a building two buildings N of H st on southbound 16th st during the big protest for George Floyd. Police shined a laser back into an activist's eye that was so powerful eye damage resulted.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, George Floyd, protest, ACAB, Black Lives Matter, police...
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Jun 4, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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On the 4th of June, DC's George Floyd Uprising showed it was not going anywhere. After a long day of protests, the crowd in front of the White House chanted "Hell no-we won't go" reminding Trump that no amount of bullshit and blustered threats on Twitter will disperse this crowd, and the National Guard can't stop this anymore than they could save the Vietnam War. The cops took no aggressive action. There was much talk and rumors of still more troops on the way, but unlike the weather...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, George Floyd, protest, ACAB, Black Lives Matter
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Jun 3, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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On the 3d of June, National Guard troops from GOP states physically pushed through a crowd of Floyd George protesters standing between their busses and the White House. Protesters marched and rallied all day and the only threats came from Trump, the military, and the police.For all the theats and an 11PM curfew, marchers stayed out until 2AM or later.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, George Floyd, protest, riot, ACAB, Black Lives Matter
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Jun 1, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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During the day on the 1st of June, peaceful protesters "took a knee" and otherwise protested the murder of George Floyd and so many others by police. Just after Mayor Bowser's 7PM curfew, cops attacked with tear gas, shields, and sticks to split the crowd-so Donald Trump could cross H st on foot to give a speech at St John's Church.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, George Floyd, protest, riot, ACAB, Black Lives Matter
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The last day of May in DC was another long day and long night of protest. Mayor Bowser declared an 11PM curfew after protesters were not dispersed by police fireworks, but police offensives to enforce the curfew against protesters failed. As police violence escalated protesters responded with force and fire, and one of the fires burned what was wrongly reported on Twitter (and thus labeled in the video)as a White House guard shack. It is actually the toilet/utility building, but the toilets...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, George Floyd, protest, riot, ACAB, Black Lives Matter
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May 30, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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On the 30th of May, Donald Trump invited fascists to a "MAGA night" in front of the White House in response to the previous night's protests. No such thing could occur after protesters beseiged the entire area and several times tore down barricades meant to deny access to Lafayette Sq. As police violence and threats of kettles escalated, a dumpster and police car went up in flames.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, riot, uprising, George Floyd, Black Lives Matter
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May 29, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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On the 29th of May, a massive march from 14th and U descended on Trump's White House to protest the police murder of George Floyd (neck-in knee/I can't breathe)in Minneapolis. As the action kicked off, police attempted to make arrests, but their first arrest ended with police surrounded by the crowd and having to release their prisoner in order to escape. There were other arrests later, and mainstream media reported the White House had to lock down. Trapped reporters wrote stories about the...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Goerge Floyd
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May 26, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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On the 26th of May, several police cars and cops entered the homeless camp at Franklin Square, apparently for the second day in a row. This time around it was US Park Police, there is a report on Twitter showing MPD and National Guard at the same location the previous day. So far not an all-out eviction, exact nature of activity unclear. The timing is interesting however: Mayor Bowser is talking of partially reopening DC on Friday, May 29. At that point she may want to expel homeless tent...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, US Park Police, Franklin Square, homeless, Muriel Bowser,...
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On the 25th of May, Code Pink held a mixed march/motorcade from the White House to the Embassy of Cuba demanding the redirection of war funding to healthcare, and an end to the harassment of nations accepting Cuba's doctors. The Pentagon's weapons are simply not effective in a "war" against a virus, while Cuba's physicians are. The contrast between the Pentagon's exports of weapons and Cuba's offered export of doctors is duplicated in a comparison of progressive protesters in DC since...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Code Pink, Cuba, COVID-19
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On the 20th of May, protesters against Trump's absolutely non-scientific responses to and statements about COVID-19 staged a mock funeral in Lafayette Sq complete with a delivery of bodybags. The protest began with a funeral procession of nearly 200 cars, many with signs such as "how many graves can one President dig." Raw clips from Agence France-Presse edited by DC Direct Action News
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Trump, COVID-19
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On the 20th of May, protesters against Trump's absolutely non-scientific responses to and statements about COVID-19 staged a mock funeral in Lafayette Sq complete with a delivery of bodybags. The protest began with a funeral procession of nearly 200 cars, many with signs such as "how many graves can one President dig." Video compiled from Agence France-Presse raw clips previously used by inquirer.net(Phillipines) for a different edited video.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, COVID-19, Trump
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May 12, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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Capitol Hill Corner reports Mayor Bowser's "ReopenDC Advisary Group" "reads like a roll call of political insiders." Included are former gentrifying mayors Williams (AKA Tony the Rat), Fenty(The slippery eel), Susan Rice, and even GW Bush regime war criminal Michael Chertoff. The included "Real Estate and Construction Committee" is all the usual developer suspects, leading to concerns the Mayor's reopening plan is meant to favor more gentrification and...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Mayor Bowser, Anthony Williams, ReopenDC Advisary Group,...
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May 12, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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Capitol Hill Corner reports Mayor Bowser's "ReopenDC Advisary Group" "reads like a roll call of political insiders." Included are former gentrifying mayors Williams (AKA Tony the Rat), Fenty(The slippery eel), and even GW Bush regime war criminal Michael Chertoff. The included "Real Estate and Construction Committee" is all the usual developer suspects, leading to concerns the Mayor's reopening plan is meant to favor more gentrification and displacement. This...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, ReOpenDC Advisary Group, gentrification, COVID-19, coronavirus
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As of May 2, WUSA and other media outlets report that 35 people have been arrested in MD for defying Governor Hogan's stay-at-home order. In response, a MD anarchist shot a "fuck you" video for the Governor-from the Rocky Mountains, about 2,000 miles farther than Hogan wanted anyone in MD travelling. When police states become unmanagable, people have retreated into the mountains for centuries. As far as social distancing and the coronavirus itself are concerned, this activist and his...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, anarchists, COVID-19
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May 1, 2020 Jane Recker
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Jane Recker's Twitter video of Mayday (ShutDownDC) protesters in DC on bicycles near HHS. They are chanting "Do Your Job"
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May 1, 2020 Jane Recker
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On Mayday, International Workers's Day, truck drivers lined their rigs up on Constitution Ave to protest unfair pay and pay gouging by brokers.
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May 1, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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Jane Recker's video of the ShutdownDC motorcade driving laps around the White House
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Apr 29, 2020 Joshua Potash
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On the 29th of April, ShutdownDC activists showed up in front of Jeff Bezo's new DC mansion. Once there, they painted a murel demanding that Amazon protect their workers from COVID-19, now known to be spreading in Amazon "fulfillment centers" as online shopping soars. The murel painting was combined with online actions against Amazon, whose profits depend on uninterrrupted and undistracted use of the Internet.
Topics: dcdirectctionnews, Iron Snowflake, Jeff Bezos, Amazon, COVID-19, ShutdownDC
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Apr 27, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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On the 27th of April, two motorcades and a bike caravan crosscrossed the city visiting locations where essential workers are placing themselves at risk for the public before converging in SE DC. During the closing rally in SE, cops demanded protesters leave-and some of the cops removed their own personal protective equipment to do so. Iron Snowflake in Exile video compilation, raw clips by Jane Recker and  "Kobi on Twitter"
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Essential not Expendable, COVID-19, protest
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Apr 27, 2020 CASAforall
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On the morning of April 27, a "CASAforall People's Motorcade" drove around areas including the US Capitol to demand extension of DACA for the duration of the pandemic and an end to ICE detention.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, CASA, DACA
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Apr 25, 2020 Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL)
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On Sat, the 25th of April, a CancelTheRent motorcade protest paid a visit tp Mayor Bowser-at her house. This was but the first of many stops in DC, one of over 40 cities hosting CancelTheRent events. In addition to rent cancellation, protesters demanded an end to now-lethal mass incarceration. One "correction facility" in the U$ now has 80% testing positive for COVID-19. Video originally uploaded to Twitter by Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL)
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, DC Mayor, Mayor Bowser, CancelTheRent
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On the 23ed of April-and again a day or two later, protesters showed up at Trump Hotel and laid down mock bodybags symbolizing those killed by Trump's "response" to the pandemic. This is especially appropriate after Trump's remarks about drinking or injecting bleach etc. Video originally uploaded to Twitter by Reuters
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Trump Hotel, COVID-19
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Apr 21, 2020 National Nurses United
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Video cut from larger vertical video published by National Nurses United On the 21st of April, National Nurses United read out the names of nurses who have died in the fight against the zoonotic COVID-19 coronavirus. They were protesting being literally sent into battle with little or no armor, and demanding that Trump ensure that US industry produced enough masks and protective gear for them just as Roosevelt forced US corporations to produce equipment needed to win WWII. The only major steps...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, NNU, National Nurses United, coronavirus
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On Emancipation Day, the 16th of April, the second Decarcerate DC car caravan protest took to the streets. This time they started at Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital and drove to the DC Jail. Again demands were the release of all prisoners in St E's, the DC jail, and all halfway houses to avoid a coronavirus death sentence. Black Lives Matter DC, BYP100, and LAR (Life After Release) organized this protest. As they took to the streets, one death at DC Jail, two at "Hope Village" Halfway...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, DecarcerateDC, Covid-19, coronavirus, jail, prisoners, Black...
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Apr 16, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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Twenty years ago on the day this was written, the IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings were beseiged and shut down by betweenb 20,000 and 30,000 direct action protesters. Now the Spring Meetings have been driven to online venues by a different kind of siege: the coronavirus. Reports that the IMF and World Bank agreed to cancel all debts "owed" to them unfortunately turned out to be an online prank. If the IMF meetings have been driven into Zoom, there are many vulnerabilities in zoom,...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Zoom, coronavirus, A16, IMF, World Bank, debt, globalization
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Apr 8, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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On the 8th of April, a noisy car caravan took to the streets of DC, demanding that all prisoners in the DC Jail and in Central Cell Block be released immediately so they don't contract the deadly COVID-19 coronavirus. This is a life-and-death matter! There are 126 people currently quarantined in the DC Jail after contact with a "staffer" who tested positive for the coronavirus. There are now 28 confirmed positive cases in the jail, which could easily detonate into infection of nearly...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, DC Jail, Covid-19, coronavirus, jail, prison, prisoner release
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"Private showing" of Haines Point cherry blossoms after Mayor Bowser withdraws National Guard. Publication delayed nearly a week after I had to flee MD Governor Hogan's very nasty "stay at home" order and his threats of prison. Reduced resolution due to very limited bandwidth here!
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, cherry blossoms, virus, coronavirus, COVID-19
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Mar 25, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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Video of Independence Ave area where DC Mayor Muriel Bowser literally called out the National Guard on people trying to peacefully view the cherry blossoms. One National Guard vehicle normally used for recruiting,National Guard must be in background as DC cops are made the public face of the Mayor's aggression. Let's get real here: crowds at grocery stores have been just as dense as what was depicted in photos Friday, March 2o at the Tidal Basin. Nobody was taking anymore coronavirus risk than...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Cherry blossoms, covid-19, pandemic, cherry blossoms
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Your favorite antifa Luke on the toilet paper crisis. "Toilet paper zombies" seem to think they will benefit from a 6 month stockpile of toilet paper against a possible 2-week quarantine. Coronavirus does NOT cause diarrhea folks! Grocery store scene is empty toilet paper shelves late night March 11. Similar scenes where hand sanitizer or rubbing alcohol used to be. Could be worse and probably will be soon enough: at least the toilet paper zombies haven't found the food yet in at...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, pandemic, toilet paper, zombies, COVID-19, coronavirus
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On the 11th of March, a pandemic of fear could not stop the DC Bike Party's Gender Equality Ride from taking to the streets. Organizers warned riders to leave some distance between each other, but also reminded everyone that the ride is outdoors and thus well ventiliated. The ride was a success, and was seemingly the busiest traffic in otherwise near-empty streets The original halfway stop for the ride was at RFK Stadium, but two police cars sat at the periphery and shined lights into the...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, DC Bike Party, pandemic, pandemic panic
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Mar 11, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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On the 11th of March, members of the Apache nation and their allies rallied on Capitol Hill to support the Save Oak Flat Act. This bill would revoke the 2015 "stealth approval" of a land transfer to make possible the proposed Rio Tinto/Resolution Copper copper mine would would destroy Apache sacred land at Oak Flat. In 2015, Senators Flake and McCain slippped an "Oak Flat land exchange" rider into the annual National Defense Authorization Act to transfer this sacred land to...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Rio Tinto, Resolution Copper, Oak Flat, Apache, Indigenous,...
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Mar 4, 2020 Wet'su'weten solidarity protester's videographer
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On the 4th of March, supporters of First Nations Wet'su'weten land defenders disrupted a speech by Canada's minister of transportation Marc Carneau at a "Gresat Lakes Day" reception at the Canadian Embassy. His job makes him responsible for all that railroad shipping that has been halted in so-called Canada by Indigenous and other allies of the Wet'su'weten, who are fighting to block the Coastal Gaslink Pipeline. Protesterss unfurled a banner right in front of the podium and delayed...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Wet'su'weten, Marc Carneau
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Code Pink's video originally published to Twitter: On the 28th of Feb, Trump's warmongering Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresssed the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Before he started, US Capitol police forcibly removed Code Pink protesters who were demanind peace with Iran. Four Code Pink members were arrested
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Code Pink, Pompeo, Iran, civil disobedience
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Feb 27, 2020 DC Direct Action News
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On the 27th of February, supporters of the Wet'su'weten First Nations people resisting the Coastal Gaslink pipeline protested inside the lobby of the office building housing TC Energy's(formerly TransCanada's) DC lobbying office. Activists attempted to deliver an eviction notice on behalf of the Wet'su'weten hereditary chiefs to TC Energy. Security claimed nobody from DC Energy was in the office, this was presumed to be a lie. This protest was also in solidarity with the Indigenous and other...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, TC Energy, TransCanada, Coastal Gaslink, pipelines, Canada,...
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Feb 24, 2020 Friends of the Earth
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Video from Friends of the Earth of Feb 24 Supreme Court rally as Atlantic Coast Pipeline case heard. On the 24th of Feb, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the appeal of a lower court ruling forbidding the (fracked gas) Atlantic Coast Pipeline from crossing under the Appalacian Trail. Outside protesters demanded the Court reject the pipeline and ignore the  whining from fossil fuel industry attorneys. From original Twitter video's caption: "If completed, the Atlantic Coast...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, #ACP, Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Supreme Court, SCOTUS
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On the 20th of Feb, Beyond Extreme Energy disrupted FERC's monthly pipeline and gas/oil facility permit issuing meeting. Twelve protesters were dragged out of the meeting. The protest delayed the start of the meeting and had the further effect of forcing a delay of Jordan Cove LNG export terminal permit decision. Protesters are demanding that FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) be transformed into FREC (the Federal Renewable Energy Commission), which would no doubt require replacing the...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, BXE, Beyond Extreme Energy, fracking, LNG, FERC, FREC, pipelines
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On the 18th of February, "Kremlin Annex" protesters (exiled by sound permit fees to H st) demanded that Trump's Attorney General Bob Barr resign in the wake of Trump's pardons for major corporate criminals and corrupt politicians. Pardons for Trump's convicted team members like Roger Stone are expected next. The Park Service has found a way to force the Kremlin Annex protest to H st, further back from the White House. They demanded that a PAID sound permit be bought for amplified...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Kremlin Annex, Trump's pardons, Bob Barr
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Early AM on the 7th of Feb, the RCMP assaulted unceded Wet’suwet'en lands seeking to push through the Coastal GasLink pipeline. 11 Indigenous land defenders and allies were arrested. The weekend brought further RCMP violence and arrests. On the 9th of February, DC area Indigenous people and their allies showed up at the home of the Canadian Ambassador and on the 10th of February at the Canadian Embassy demanding that RCMP withdraw from Wet’suwet'en land. In the wake of the heavily armed and...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Indigenous, Native Americans, First Nations, Wet’suwet'en,...