Photo by Mark Andre
“In response to Trump’s victory, claiming that he would go to the Supreme Court to stop the vote count, ShutDownDC will deploy demonstrations today to “shut down the attack on democracy.”
What: Demonstrations will deploy in downtown DC in response to Trump’s premature declaration of victory
When: November 4, 2020 at 11AM
Where: Union Station, Fountain at Columbus Circle
50 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC, 20002
Who: Read More
Photo by Maher Farrukh
Thanks to Maher for sharing:
“A quiet morning at Black Lives Matter plaza in front of the White House. Protests last night here were largely peaceful, save a couple brief scuffles. Read More
“On Tuesday, November 3, 2020 and Wednesday, November 4, 2020, multiple First Amendment demonstrations are scheduled to occur in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will be parking restriction and potential street closures that motorists should take into consideration:
The following streets will be posted as Emergency No Parking on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. to Wednesday, November 4, 2020 11:59 p.m: Read More
From an email:
“Join Black Lives Matter DC, Shut It Down DC, and Long Live GOGO as we take it to the streets and fight for future generations.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 3 at 4 PM
WHERE: Black Lives Matter Plaza [16th and I Street, NW]” Read More
Photos by kate (@KaterCon)
Thanks to Kate for sharing:
“The winds of change are sure blowing wild and free downtown. Non-scalable walls going up around the White House. Also going up: the National Christmas Tree” Read More
“Union asking its DC teachers to take ‘mental health day’ Monday, questions DCPS’ reopening plan”
UPDATE from DCPS: “DC Public Schools has a responsibility to provide every student with an equitable, rigorous, and joyful education — no matter if they are learning at home or learning in school.
While we planned to offer in-person learning at the start of Term 2 for select elementary school students, this timeline will need to be adjusted. This means all students in grades PK-12 will now begin Term 2 on Monday, November 9 with learning at home. Read More
…and he would still be here, his daughter would grow up with a father, & there would not be any protests. My focus remains on the immediate investigation & the long-term work we need to do as a community to end violence. I wish the FOP were willing to be part of that work. 2/2
— Charles Allen (@charlesallen) October 30, 2020
Full statement from Councilmember Charles Allen on Partial Release of Body-Worn Camera Footage for Karon Hylton:
“The following is a statement from Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, Chair of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, following yesterday’s partial release of MPD body-worn camera footage:
“I have been in contact with family members of Mr. Hylton multiple times since the incident. They are grieving and in deep pain processing his death. I shared with them my deepest condolences for their loss.
We have more questions and few answers after yesterday’s partial release of two Metropolitan Police Department officers’ body-worn camera video footage of the injury, and later death, of Karon Hylton. What we do know is that he should be alive today, and that how Mr. Hylton was treated, and why he was killed, cannot be disconnected from his race.
The Executive has released some video footage of the incident, and it is important to be clear about what is known and unknown at this time: Read More
If interested in following these events in real time – you can follow our twitter feed here.
Last night starting around 7pm there were multiple reports of large emergency response/police: Read More
Connecticut Ave and Van Ness Street, NW
Thanks to Tom for sending: “Boarding up store fronts at Connecticut and Van Ness. What’s about to happen?”
Anyone else seeing boards go up elsewhere around town? If so, where?
Update: Read More