DC -- Protest: George Floyd -- Events around Lafayette Park and BLM Plaza (2020C October-December):
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FLOYDW_201009_01.JPG: The two stickers on his guitar: "Friday" and "I Voted"
FLOYDW_201015_01.JPG: Mr. President Trump & First Lady Melania
Welcome to 2020
Let's finish securing the United States boorders [sic] from any one [sic] opposing our great country.
9=11 [sic] needs your assistance
25 minutes not to waste your time
Let's make American Great
Special Events 4A Life Time
Commander & Chief
FLOYDW_201015_07.JPG: Shofars have made been showing up a lot since Ruth Bader Ginsburg died.
FLOYDW_201021_08.JPG: False Idol
FLOYDW_201021_12.JPG: Trump digs his own grave
We cannot say we did not know
FLOYDW_201021_13.JPG: Do not let Trump get away with murder
FLOYDW_201021_14.JPG: Don Folden of DCBlackTours.com
FLOYDW_201021_20.JPG: Number of days until the election: 13
The guy's hat says "Resign Motherf---er"
FLOYDW_201021_24.JPG: Take Trump's knee off America's neck in November!
FLOYDW_201102_014.JPG: Stop Hating Each Other Because You Disagree
[Don Folden of DCBlackTours.com]
FLOYDW_201114_019.JPG: Trumpsters show up
FLOYDW_201114_038.JPG: Stop Hating Each Other
Because you disagree...
FLOYDW_201114_052.JPG: I walked over to the Plaza with this guy. He was in town for a conference.
FLOYDW_201114_099.JPG: Presumably antifa types
FLOYDW_201213_017.JPG: This was weird. There was a bicycle cordon and I people said the BLM Plaza area was now reserved for Blacks only and that entering the Plaza would be disrespectful of Blacks. I said I just wanted to take photos and I was told that I was doing cultural appropriation. That idiocy, which was presumably in place to protect the Plaza from Trumpsters still here after the previous day's Losers March, lasted for an hour or so.
FLOYDW_201213_055.JPG: F--- Trump and F--- you for voting for him
FLOYDW_201213_079.JPG: These guys wanted to enter the plaza.
The chubby guy's shirt says "Proud Boys DC Street Sweepers 2020".
The other one says "6MWE". This an anti-Semitic slogan by the pro-Nazis meaning "6 million wasn't enough", as in the Holocaust should have killed more Jews.
FLOYDW_201213_113.JPG: Another Trumpster.
FLOYDW_201213_214.JPG: This woman wanted to come into the Plaza. Officially, they were hostile to her because she didn't have a mask on. They said they had offered her one and she refused it. Realistically, anyone without a mask is presumed to be a Trumpster.
FLOYDW_201213_224.JPG: Notice there's a second person not wearing a mask as well.
FLOYDW_201213_234.JPG: Don Folden of DCBlackTours.com talking maskless to a deaf person who needed to read lips. Given hopefully universal mask usage, she was definitely having a tough time during COVID-19.
FLOYDW_201213_255.JPG: Eventually she put a mask on and left.
FLOYDW_201213_261.JPG: More crowds coming to yell at the Proud Boy supporters.
FLOYDW_201213_273.JPG: A discarded face shield.
FLOYDW_201213_282.JPG: People continued to harass the lady even as she tried to leave.
FLOYDW_201213_295.JPG: These folks were trying to proselytize. One of them caught me later and we had a brief discussion. I said I believed in science and she implied that had the same validity for truth as her belief in the bible fantasies did. This is pretty much the story of QAnon.
FLOYDW_201213_299.JPG: More yelling.
FLOYDW_201213_325.JPG: Fake News shirt
FLOYDW_201213_327.JPG: Escape Control shirt. It may sound political but it's a music group.
FLOYDW_201213_330.JPG: It's Colombia, not Columbia
[There was a social media campaign launched by Emilio Pombo to let people know how to spell the name of his country correctly. This shirt is one of the results of that campaign.]
FLOYDW_201213_342.JPG: This woman showed up and started sketching.
FLOYDW_201213_363.JPG: William Thomas Memorial
White House Anti-Nuclear Peace Vigil
FLOYDW_201213_404.JPG: Stop Hating Each Other
Because you disagree...
[ Don Folden, with his signs recommending getting along, got in a yelling match with one of the protesters who don't actually believe in that. ]
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