The DMV Weekend Schedule of Demonstrations for Justice
The DC AREA IS FULLY ACTIVATED!
Chocolate City and the surrounding counties are showing up and showing out for justice. Washington DC’s Mayor Muriel E. Bowser formally renamed a street outside the White House “Black Lives Matter Plaza” after ordering city crews to paint the message in gigantic yellow letters down 16th Street. It felt like a big “F-U!” to whiner-in-chief Donald Trump who called in all types of military personnel and law enforcement agencies from the DEA, ATF to FBI to patrol downtown streets.
For the weekend of June 6 & 7 the DC area, also known as the DMV, is having multiple demonstrations and protests to demand justice for Breonna Taylor, honor the memory of George Floyd, show that #BlackLivesMatter and demonstrate the collective force of the people.
While most of the protests that have been going day and night since Friday May 29 have been led by the DC chapter of Black Lives Matter, several groups, churches, and just regular people have organized marches, sit-ins, demonstrations, die-ins, and mostly peaceful protests throughout the city and surrounding counties.
This weekend feels like the Superbowl of activism with more than a dozen different demonstrations planned.
D.C. police will prohibit vehicle traffic in much of downtown Washington on Saturday, starting at 6 a.m., in preparation for thousands of protesters expected to descend on the area. The closure is roughly between L Street NW to Independence Avenue SW. The west boundary is roughly along 19th Street NW, while the eastern boundary is roughly 9th Street NW downtown and Third Street NW along the Mall. See the full map of below.
Hip-Politics has been in the streets every day standing with the people of DC, Maryland, and Virginia. We thought we would give our readers a highlight of what this weekend has in store. Since information and details on the where/when/what of these protests has been scattered all over Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, we wanted to be sure we put it all in one place.
This week has also produced a few new information stars that became sources for all things DMV activism. These volunteers' instagram feeds and public google docs have become a roadmap for where people can go, and what resources they can access if they can't make it to the streets. Much love to young activists Salina Fessehazion (@SuperDuperSalina on IG), SPAX, and DMV Hip-Hop artist/activist Dirty Knuckles.
WE IN THESE STREETS!
MEET US OUTSIDE!
#JusticeFor BreonnaTaylor #JusticeForGeorge Floyd
Also If you can't hit the streets, see these resources on how you can support and stay involved.
Legal Aid Society of DC DC does not have bail funds!
DC National Lawyers Guild (recommended by Black Lives Matter DC for local relief)
Know Your Rights:
DC Area Pro Bono Law Organizations’ Contact Info
Call 202-643-5190 (DC Office)
DC GO-GO Protests will be LIVE!!!!