1440 P Street, NW
“Because Whole Foods is selling coconut milk from Thailand—including through its own 365 by Whole Foods Market brand—even though PETA Asia investigations have revealed that monkeys in that country are caged, kept in isolation, chained for life, and trained through fear of punishment to pick coconuts, PETA “monkeys” will dump wheelbarrows full of humanely picked coconuts outside Whole Foods’ P Street store as part of a new international campaign against the company. The action follows PETA’s successful campaign against HelloFresh, which will no longer obtain coconut milk from Thailand. Read More
From a press release:
“This Friday and Saturday (Feb. 24-25), the Ukrainian community from across the region will meet in DC to mark one year of full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. The main commemoration event in the Eastern US will be held at the Lincoln Memorial on Sat. (Feb. 25), at 2 PM.
Immediately following this rally at the Lincoln Memorial, local charity organization US Ukrainian Activists will hold a protest march from the National Mall, past the White House, to end at the residence of the Russian ambassador on 16th St. Read More
photo by Jeff Vincent
Update: “The initial communication told us to leave early based on the US Marshals Service recommendation, but apparently it was based on the recommendation of one local US Marshals Service office in California.”
FYI, my federal agency just sent the following email:
“Please be advised that the US Marshals Service is recommending that federal employees evacuate from federal facilities today no later than 3 PM Eastern time (or your equivalent local time).“
Ed. Note: Earlier today we posted about a daycare closing at 3pm due to “Potential Risk of Riots and Rallies”.
Just got this notification from our daycare about an early closure due to risk of riots and rallies.
I saw this news alert that all MPD officers have been activated, but haven’t seen anything official from DC police or other entities.
I’ve never gotten an alert like this. Hopefully this is an intense over abundance of caution – wishing calm, safety, and peaceful activism for our city.”
Updates if/when more info is released from District authorities.
1108 U Street, NW photos courtesy Yasi Farazad Photography
From an email:
“The mural is of the late Mahsa Amini and pays tribute to the Woman Life Freedom movement. Purpose of the mural is to help bring awareness to the revolution taking place in Iran and to help amplify the voices of silenced voices of the Iranian people. Weekly peaceful protests have been taking place in DC in support of this movement for the past 17 weeks.
The mural was painted by Rodrigo Pradel who is a prominent street artist. Rodrigo has another mural a couple blocks near 14th & U. Read More
photo by Victoria Pickering
From a press release:
“WHAT: Join Jane Fonda in Washington, D.C. for Fire Drill Fridays’ first in-person rally in almost three years! This Friday, activists, community advocates, environmentalists, and celebrities will come together in the Capitol to call attention to the growing climate crisis and to demand that Congress reject Senator Joe Manchin’s “Dirty Deal” and that President Joe Biden declare a climate emergency. Read More
Readers report around 4pm:
“Protest on 395 headed out of the city. Lots of Tigray flags“
“total gridlock on 14th street bridge as protesters block the bridge. Traffic at a standstill for the foreseeable future.”
“I was wondering why there were so many people walking with suitcases! This explains it. . .”
Thanks to Becca for sending around 8:45am: “climate protestors blocking 395 E bound!” Read More
Thanks to Sara for sharing. I’ve been getting many messages from folks asking where they can attend one.
Thanks to Jessica for sending the latest: Read More