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3125 M Street, NW photo by dccitygirl (alley between Levain Bakery/Irish Pub) “Georgetown is particularly special given Emad and his family are long-time DC residents.”

From a press release:

“On July 20th, the Bring Our Families Home Campaign, a campaign led by family members of Americans wrongfully detained or held hostage abroad, will be unveiling a public mural in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The mural, designed and installed by Iowan artist Isaac Campbell, will use the wheat paste technique to capture the faces of 18 Americans held hostage or wrongfully detained abroad. Read More

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From a press release:

“When:
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
11 AM – 2 PM

Limited capacity of 1000. RSVP now to attend the rally / protest

Where:
United States Capitol Complex
Rally Location: Area 7 (at First Street N.E. and C Street N.E., 1 block north of Capitol Building)
Washington DC

GoFundMe.

Families from communities impacted by mass shootings including Highland Park, IL and Uvalde, TX will join together in Washington, D.C. on July 13, 2022 to rally for a national ban on assault weapons. Read More

“Dear PoPville,

I have been curious as to who has been selling our cellphone number data to DC political candidates. is it DC government?

I get 2-3 texts per day, don’t you?”

And Katie asks: “DC folks question: How do I opt out of ALL text campaign spam from @councilofdc candidates? I text back “stop” but they are not stopping.”

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Thanks to Jessica for sending in the barbies standing with Ukraine.

“Dear PoPville,

I am working with some friends in Tblisi, Georgia who have Ukrainian roots to get medical supplies directly to hospitals in Zhytomyr. It is purely a grass-roots, community-based effort. The GoFundMe campaign, which includes the details on what we are trying to do, is here.”

and

COMEDY THEATER SHOW TO BENEFIT WCK / RELIEF EFFORTS IN UKRAINE 04.02.2022 Read More

Ed. Note: Yesterday disruptions were reported on I-395, I-695, and I-295 starting around 1:30pm.

From AlertDC: “Due to demonstration activity expected on highways in and around the District of Columbia today, motorists should expect potential traffic delays. The Metropolitan Police Department is prepared to implement traffic control measures, including rolling road closures, as needed. Updates will be provided through the Alert DC system. Sign up at alert.dc.gov or follow www.twitter.com/alertdc.”

12:30pm Update: Read More

From AlertDC: “Due to ongoing demonstration activity on I-395, I-695, and I-295 motorists should expect significant traffic delays in reaching your destination. If possible, you should consider delaying travel on these routes or use alternative transportation such as Metrorail. The Metropolitan Police Department has closed a number of streets and highway exits in order to keep traffic moving safely through the area. These rolling road closures are occurring in real-time as they are needed, and will be lifted as soon as they are no longer necessary.”

Anna writes: “Trucker convoy currently on 395/695. Expect traffic delays”

Jenny writes just before 2pm: “Haven’t moved an inch in 20 minutes because dumb ass people like this. Traffic is literally STOPPED.” Read More

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