Pro-DACA protesters stage disruption inside Trump Hotel

On the 6th of September a “suit bloc” of activists disguised in suit and tie “yuppieflage” succeeded in entering Trump Hotel. Once inside, at an arranged time activists opened up with air horns and loud chants about “here to stay” in defiance of Trump’s dream of deporting 800,000 “dreamers” or migrants brought here by their parents as children. Eventually protesters marched back outside into the streets where the protest continued.

Not surprisingly given this was inside Trump Hotel, JStein_Vox reported on Twitter that a racist at the bar was yelling “Lock them up,” riffing on Donald Trump’s unprecendented “lock her up” campaign season demand that his opponent in the 2016 election be sent to prison.

Video: 2:45 of highlights from the protest inside Trump Hotel cut from 21 minute Youtube video by “The One and Only Power”

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Charlottesville to DC march arrives, occupies Farragut Square with tents

On the 6th of September, Charlottesville to DC march arrived, crossing Key Bridge after ten days marching. This is a “march to confront White Supremacy” and also is demanding that Donald Trump be removed from office. After their “closing rally” at the MLK Memorial, marchers set right back out, marching past the White House to Farragut Square. There the march pitched tents, announcing plans to hold 1/4 of the park for the entire month.

The surprise move to occupy and hold part of Farragut Square brought out mainstream TV news crews, who made immediate comparisons to the 4 month occupation of McPherson Square by Occupy DC back in 2011. These tents however have open sides and while the protect from rain do not provide temperature control for sleeping. This however should not matter assuming the occupation indeed is only planned to continue through the end of September.

Video of the march crossing into DC from Virginia





Photo by Cville 2 DC March of tents raised in Farragut Square

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Protesters march on White House, ICE, trump Hotel, DOJ as Sessions announces end to DACA

On the 5th of September, Donald Trump cravenly had racist attorney general Jeff Sessions announce that he was terminating DACA (Deferred Action on Childhood arrivals. He then punted the issue to Congress, giving them 6 months to pass legislation before mass roundups begin. In response, at least five protest marches went to the White House, ICE, the Dept of “Justice,” Trump Hotel, and Capitol Hill. Penn Ave in front of Trump Hotel was blockaded twice.

As of now, Trump has declared an end to the DACA program started by the Obama administration, after over 800,000 young people brought to the US as children gave away their positions and identities by registering for it. A six month delay on implementation punts the issue to Congress, which famously is barely able to pass a budget much less fundamental immigration reforms. This delay does give immigrants six months to move away from the addresses on file with ICE and otherwise take measures to defend themselves, but that’s not Trumps’ reason for it! More likely he does not want to be blamed if mass deportations to appease the alt-right lead to empty shelves in grocery stores and prevent the rebuilding of storm-ravaged areas in Texas.

Slate.com reports that Session’s speech was full of anti-immigrant lies, and even includes a photo of Session’s “waving” in a manner that looks like the way a Nazi official would “wave” to Hitler.On the 5th of September, Donald Trump cravenly had racist attorney general Jeff Sessions announce that he was terminating DACA (Deferred Action on Childhood arrivals. He then punted the issue to Congress, giving them 6 months to pass legislation before mass roundups begin. In response, at least five protest marches went to the White House, ICE, the Dept of “Justice,” Trump Hotel, and Capitol Hill. Penn Ave in front of Trump Hotel was blockaded twice.

As of now, Trump has declared an end to the DACA program started by the Obama administration, after over 800,000 young people brought to the US as children gave away their positions and identities by registering for it. A six month delay on implementation punts the issue to Congress, which famously is barely able to pass a budget much less fundamental immigration reforms. This delay does give immigrants six months to move away from the addresses on file with ICE and otherwise take measures to defend themselves, but that’s not Trumps’ reason for it! More likely he does not want to be blamed if mass deportations to appease the alt-right lead to empty shelves in grocery stores and prevent the rebuilding of storm-ravaged areas in Texas.

Slate.com reports that Session’s speech was full of anti-immigrant lies, and even includes a photo of Session’s “waving” in a manner that looks like the way a Nazi official would “wave” to Hitler.

Video-Trump’s DACA announcement spurs protest marches all over town


A protesters wears a hat directly replying to “MAGA” hats in front of the White House

The first blockade at Trump Hotel

A sit-in in front of ICE

A march to Capitol Hill passes a rally at the Department of Justice

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WWII-style posters appear in DC comparing Trump to Hitler

On the 3ed of September, a series of posters comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler appeared on lamp posts on DC streets. The posters are based on similar posters used during World War Two to motivate people to put their utmost efforts into defeating Hitler and the Nazis.

Today people are literally having to fight Trump and the Nazis, those who fought in WWII did not do so for the purpose of bringing torchlight parades bearing the swastika flag to the streets of Virginia, nor to put a fascist known to associate with open Nazis (e.g Breitbart) in the White house.




White supremacist in the White House working-beat him!

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Continuous #Dreamaction17 vigil for DACA holding down at White House

The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium(NAKASEC) is holding a continuous vigil for DACA known as #Dreamaction17 until September 5. Sep 5 is the deadline given to Trump by ten racist state attorney generals to kill off the DACA program or face lawsuits.

The #Dreamaction17 vigil is demanding both that DACA (Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals) and TPS (Temporary Protected Status) be preserved.

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Drum protest at 4PM August 31 at #Dreamaction17

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Prosecutors, Trump go light on Charlottesville Nazis compared to DisruptJ20

Iron Snowflake news video anchored by Luke

Police and prosecutors have cut the Nazis of Charlottesville a huge break, with scattered individual arrests for serious crimes compared to the kettle, mass arrest, and wholesale felony charges against those who dared to protest Trump’s Inauguration on Jan 20. One has been arrested for firing a gun at an African-American counterprotester, a few for the group beating of an African-American man in a parking garage, and Chris Cantwell is charged with major felonies for macing counterprotesters against the torchlight parade.

All the Nazis were permitted to leave on August 12 except the driver who murdered Heather Heyer and wounded 19 other people. None of the Nazis who tried to direct him back out of town and away from the police (much less the marchers as a whole) were charged with conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracty to commit aggravated assault, or anything else for that offense. Maybe the two other cars that were destroyed in the attack were not considered sufficient “property damage” to trigger a wholesale police attack on the fascists because the cars were not owned by the business class? Ignoring those two cars, the city of Charlottesville reported “zero property damage.”

The Huffington Post has gone so far as to charge that police consider a broken Starbucks window a more serious threat than neo-Nazis packing guns.

Transcript of video:

Donald Trump would have you believe that the Nazis who marched under Torchlight at Charlottesville and the antifa heroes who dared to resist them are somehow equivalent. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

Anti-Fascists did not march under torchlight screaming anti-Semitic slogans like it was 1936 in Berlin. We didn’t seek to storm a church by force and assault everyone inside. We didn’t pull a gun and shoot at one of the Nazis, but one of the Nazis shot at an African-American counterprotester in Charlottesville. Most importantly of all, we are not the ones who rammed a car into a crowd, injuring 19 people and killing one in an ISIS-style vehicular attack.

Now let’s talk about prosecutions. After Charlottesville, a small number of Nazis were arrested on individual warrants for the severe beating of an African-American in a parking garage, and for shooting at an African-American counterprotester. All the Nazis except the driver of the murder car were permitted to go home that day, there was no police attempt to round up and arrest all of the Nazis for the crimes committed by some of their number.

By comparison, on January 20th, when a small number of protesters against Trump’s inauguration allegedly broke windows, police opened fire with every less lethal weapon they had, attempted to trap and arrest every person on the block other than themselves, and in the end arrested 230 people, only some of them protesters at all. Every person they captured is charged with felony riot for being on the same block where someone else broke windows, plus a laundry list of other felony charges totalling 75 to over 80 years in prison depending on the case.

No Nazi at Charlottesville was charged with felony riot for standing on the same block where another Nazi was firing a gun at a counterprotester. No Nazi was charged with conspiracy to commit murder because some of their fellow marchers sought to direct the driver of that Dodge Challenger around police and out of town to safety.

Donald Trump not only has made outrageous and spurious comparisons of neo-Nazis who dare to resist them, by the actions of his Department of Just-Us and Federal prosecutors he is actively favoring neo-Nazis, the so-called “alt right” who voted him into power over anyone who dares to resist them.

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Iron Snowflake news video anchored by Luke


Still from ACLU VA video showing Nazi firing pistol at an African-American counterprotester in Charlottesville

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Immigrant youth stage pro-DACA skit at Univ of MD as supporters block roads

On the 29th of August, immigrant youth staged a skit simulating an ICE raid on a family in the center circle of University of MD’s campus roads. Supporters including area antifascists blockaded the roads around the circle. The protest held the streets and circle for 11 minutes, symbolising 11 million people at risk for deportation under the Donald Trump regime. The street theater and blockade were organized by Maryland Dreams/Cosecha.

The University’s police department directed traffic around the protest in the same way police in DC often direct traffic away from Black Lives Matter protests. A lot of foot traffic from students as the fall 2017 semester opens ensured the protest was seen anyway. There were no arrests and no apparent aggression by police against protesters.

August 29 was chosen as the day for this blockade because of reports that Donald Trump planned to announce termination of DACA on this day, using the devastation in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey to keep it out of the news. As of 2AM August 30, Trump had yet to make an announcement on the fate of DACA. DACA is Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals, a program predating the Trump administration in which immigrants brought to the US as children would not be targetted by ICE for arrest and deportation. When Trump “won” the election, many advocates advised anyone who had not already signed up for DACA protection not to do so, as it would reveal their identity to ICE and to Trump.

Speaking at the Fredrick Douglas statue near Hornbake Library, several immigrant students said that while Trump’s plans to deport “dreamers” (immigrants brought here as children) are vile and must be stopped, they would not settle for anything less than permanent protection, respect and dignity for ALL immigrants, not lmited to those currently covered by DACA and TPS.

Video of the street action/theater and blockades at the “M circle” at University of MD

Video by Yvette Lerma Jones of the indoor encore performance of the street theater simulated ICE raid from the M circle action


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