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Photo by Sam Ward near Judiciary Square

About those low flying helicopters at the June BLM protests the Washington Post now reports:

“In an announcement, the Army said one helicopter “hovered under 100 feet” over the heads of people in the nation’s capital on June 1 as D.C. police and federal agencies worked to disperse crowds protesting police brutality after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis days earlier. Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

There will be a rally for opening DC Schools this Saturday, 3/13, 2-4 pm at Mayor Bowser’s office (1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW). Anyone who supports this cause is welcome to attend! It’s past time to open schools. Kids have already lost way to much.”

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Thanks to all who messaged us yesterday: “I was doing a lot of reading after I passed the protest. It’s a horrible situation in Ethiopia. If you haven’t read anything about it, basically, the new Ethiopian government is attacking one region of the country for not wanting to join into a new political system/ supporting the new government that came into power in November. They’ve been slaughtering the people of the region. Eritrea’s government has been helping.”

From the Washington Post:

“Ethiopian and Eritrean forces committed war crimes during an offensive to take control of the town of Axum in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region late last year, with one massacre by Eritrean troops a potential crime against humanity, Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

As if we needed more evidence that the DC police budget is extremely inflated and misdirected…this scene from Columbia Rd NW between 18th and 16th on the evening of 2/6/21. A small group of peaceful protesters (30-40 people tops; I’m guessing racial justice-focused based on their chants, but I do not know the organizing group nor do I speak for them) walked down Columbia Rd while a disproportionately large police presence preceded them AND followed them. In the attached image, the only group NOT circled is the protestors.

Police escorting large protests/marches to maintain traffic safety is one thing, but this is excessive and clearly intimidating. Read More


Photo by Diane Krauthamer

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Second District announce an arrest has been made in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Knife) offense that occurred on Saturday, December 12, 2020, in the 500 block of 11th Street, Northwest.

At approximately 9:00 pm, the suspect and victims were engaged in an argument at the listed location. The argument escalated and became a physical altercation. The suspect then brandished a knife and stabbed four victims. The suspect was apprehended by responding officers. The victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Read More

“Dear PoPville,

I’ve been seeing these small, incredible pieces of protest art popping up in Capitol Hill the last few weeks. Signed by “Fearless Girls,” the first one I saw was featuring everyone’s favorite Bunker Baby. That one was on an electrical box in Stanton Park back in October. It’s since been removed. The other one I saw last night at I believe 4th and Constitution, it was about Jefferson and Sally Hemmings. Does anyone have pics of other pieces I might have missed or know anything about the Fearless Girls?” Read More

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Photo by Mark Andre

From ShutDownDC:

“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

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