May 2020

DC Uprising for George Floyd forcibly blocked from Lafayette, police cars burned in response

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. Still further riot squad aggression led to trashing and debris fires in more locations.

Video-scenes from the uprising 2 min 37 sec

Early on this SS car was smashed up near the White House

Arrests and unarrests as George Floyd protest forces White House to lock down

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 protests.

Video: The march, the unarrest, the crowds at the White House 4 min 12 sec

Furious crowd at Trump's White House

Breaking: DC lifts stay-at-home order, restaurant workers get "back to work" order

At 12:01AM on Friday, Mayor 29, Mayor Bowser lifted DC's stay-at-home order, theoretically removing the power of police to arrest people in disfavored neighborhoods for just for being away from their homes. For those in neighborhoods where police have not used the stay-at-home for harassment, the main change is "back to work" orders for those working in a long line of businesses not deemed "essential" by government.

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ROC-DC raises concerns restaurant workers may be ordered NOT to wear masks after DC reopening

It's official: many DC residents get their "back to work order" on Friday, May 29. Restaurants will be permitted to serve patrons outdoors. ROC-DC is raising concerns that owners will demand that "front-of-house" workers remove protective face masks for appearance reasons. In other words, a restaurant dinner with a side order of COVID-19 might be deemed an acceptable price of looking normal and higher profits.

Suspicious police activity at Franklin Sq homeless camp as DC prepares to reopen

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.

Video of Park Police in Franklin Sq homeless camp 56 sec

Code Pink motorcades from White House to Cuban Embassy demanding "Healthcare not Warfare"

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.

Video of the march and motorcade 2 min 16 sec

Marchers on foot leading the car caravan on 16th st

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Mock funeral procession delivers bodybags to Lafayette Sq over Trump's coronavirus response

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-funeral procession delivers bodybags to White House 1 min

Photo by Remove Trump

Bureau of Public Secrets Article re: Corona Crisis

Ken Knabb's article, plus extensive links...Bureau of Public Secrets

World Health Assembly Wrestles with Coronavirus

As the global coronavirus death toll tops 300,000 people, the leaders of the World Health Organization (WHO) prepare to hold their leadership meetings virtually from May 18th - 19th."As world leaders gather, it is crucial that they ensure there are no trade barriers for any country to receive life-saving medicines and medical equipment as the coronavirus spreads," noted Jubilee USA Executive Director Eric LeCompte who serves on United Nations finance expert groups.

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