Posts Tagged ‘protest’

Video: D.C. Police Arrest Demonstrator in Anacostia [UPDATE]

Protestors apparently blocked a bus touring the neighborhood to demonstrate against gentrification.

D.C. Peace Community Grieves Death of White House Vigil Keeper Concepcion ‘Connie’ Picciotto

Concepcion Picciotto, who protested peacefully across from the White House for more than three decades, died on Monday.

Dozens Planning to Fast at H Street Walmart on Black Friday as Protest Against Low Wages

Workers are calling for better pay from the multi-billion-dollar company.

#JusticeForJason Rally Draws Dozens After Police Detain Black Teens on Capitol Hill

“He was one of the sweetest boys that I’ve had the honor of teaching. He wouldn’t hurt anybody."

The Five Best Signs Counter-Protesting the Westboro Baptist Church at Wilson High

One thing sure to get teenagers out of bed early: a threatened protest by the Westboro Baptist Church. This morning, about 100 students, parents, and alumni lined the streets in front of Woodrow Wilson High School in anticipation of a protest by the anti-gay Topeka church. Excited and draped in rainbow flags, the counter-protesters waited for the Church to [...]

Photo: Man With Mask

1300 Block of I Street NW, November 5

Police Remove Peace Tent by White House (But It’s Coming Back)

Veteran protestor-of-all-causes Connie Picciotto stayed on message Thursday, hours after the U.S. Park Police tore down her tent, a mainstay in front of the White House since the Reagan era.
"No more droning the innocent, stop the killing... Don't foreclose houses... corporations... tariffs... education," she said Thursday, shelter-less, in the open air of Lafayette Park.
At 1:30 [...]

Dissonance Reigns at D.C. 9/11 Rallies

The scene on the National Mall today in front of the Washington Monument was anything but a somber tribute to the victims of 9/11.
Look straight ahead and you'd see a Muslim and Christian on stage bashing the mainstream media for billing their rally as the "Million Muslim March" instead of the intended "Million American March [...]

Photo: George Clooney

2200 block Massachusetts Ave. NW. March 16. © 2012 Matt Dunn

Photos: Occupy Alfalfa Club

Slideshow NSFW. Around 16th and K St. NW.  Jan. 28th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Occupy Key Bridge

March to Key Bridge Gallery.  Nov. 17th.  © 2011 Matt Dunn

Photos: Occupy D.C. March

Photo: Man Riding Bicycle

Freedom Plaza.  © 2011 Matt Dunn

From Arts Desk: Raheem DeVaughn Among Protesters Arrested at Supreme Court

Writes Jonathan L. Fischer:
Local crooner Raheem DeVaughn was among the group of protesters led by by Princeton academic Cornel West that was arrested on the grounds of the Supreme Court yesterday afternoon. The demonstration—protesting the court's 2010 Citizens United ruling that blocked the government from banning corporate spending in elections—took place following yesterday morning's dedication of the Martin [...]

Photos: Freedom Plaza

Freedom Plaza, Oct. 10th.  © 2011 Matt Dunn