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Activists Block Traffic In DC To Demand Abolition Of Police

Washington, DC – An mob marched through the streets of the nation’s capital demanding the abolishment of police and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Saturday.

The “Abolish Police Black & Brown Unity” march, organized by the Total Liberation Collective and Resistencia VA, kicked off at Hancock Park at approximately 3 p.m. on Nov. 21, according to social media posts.

At least 70 people gathered for the event, one participant tweeted.

Most were dressed all in black, videos showed.

“No cops! No prisons! Total abolition!” the mob chanted as they marched through the streets, blocking traffic and yelling over megaphones. “Sanctuary, not deportation!”

Officers on bicycles followed close behind the group throughout the course of the event, multiple social media posts showed.

“No hate, no fear – immigrants are welcome here!” the protesters chanted as they neared the Department of Homeland Security building.

At one point during the protest, a woman wearing white pants splashed with red blood in her groin area told the group that “an ICE nurse” reported that an “alarming number of hysterectomies” had been “performed on immigrant women without consent” while they were in ICE custody, footage from the march showed.

“ICE is taking their uteruses, y’all!” she proclaimed.

The mob soon managed to shut down the intersection of South Capitol Street and 1st, preventing traffic from accessing an interstate ramp, according to a participant’s tweet.

Protest organizers told the group that every time they participate in anti-police gatherings, “they are distracting the police from killing people,” another tweet read.

They also denounced former Vice President Joe Biden during the night’s events.

“New president, same s–t—Biden’s still a b—h!” the mob chanted.

The protest fizzled out by 7 p.m., according to social media posts.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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