Shortly after noon on Jan 21, Chesapeake Earth First! and the Anarchist
Alliance-DC Network staged an anticapitalist march on the inauguration
and its bag search/grope checkpoints out of McPherson Square.
Chesapeake Earth First! was there to remind Obama and his supporters
to STOP building the Keystone XL in Texas, never approve it crossing the
Canadian border, and stop supporting other destructive industries such
as fracking and MTW.
The Anarchist Alliance-DC Network was also present, with a message of
"don't vote-organize" on the grounds that politicians like Obama are
bought and paid for. One person said Obama's 2008 primary campaign had
been funded by investment bankers who did not want Hillery Clinton in
office. I can't vouch for that statement without examining the FEC
documents, but given Obama's deference to the banks on mortgages and CEO
bonuses after bailouts it seems plausable.
The march wound it's way through crowds and police chokepoints before
protesting in front of a bag search checkpoint on 7th st. Protesters
stayed there and educated the crowd, making no attempt to pass through
the checkpoint. Next, the march pushed all the way to the "siege wall"
surrounding the parade route, before finally disengaging to join with
Idle No More's traditional "Round Dance" in Dupont Circle.
In: Other News
Tags: Earth First!, Anarchy, anarchists, Inauguration 2013
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States (load item map)
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