Washington DC

  • Federal Prosecutors Drop Eight More Trump Inauguration Protest Cases

    June 13, 2018
    Washington, DC – Today eight more cases were dropped in the felony dragnet prosecution of protesters mass-arrested during President Trump’s inauguration on January 20th, 2017. Legal motions filed by prosecutors on Wednesday, June 13th, sought to dismiss cases against six defendants who had been scheduled…...
  • Jury Finds Six #J20 Defendants “Not Guilty” on All Charges

    December 21, 2017
    Washington, DC – A jury in D.C. has found six J20 defendants not guilty on all charges, a major defeat for federal prosecutors in the first full trial. 188 individuals still face trial for participating in the inauguration-day protests against Trump in Washington, D.C. So…...
  • J20 Indictment Challenged in Motions Hearing; One Count Dismissed

    July 28, 2017
    Washington, DC – A long-awaited motions hearing took place on Thursday, July 28 in the case of the 197 people facing 75-80 years in prison after being mass arrested in the vicinity of the anti-capitalist, anti-fascist ‘black bloc’ protest march during Donald Trump’s inauguration as…...
  • “We’ve Got No Choice”: Interview with Elise Gerhart of Camp White Pine

    July 4, 2017
    Huntingdon County, PA – In May, Unicorn Riot visited Camp White Pine, a direct action encampment on the Gerhart family’s property in the hills of Huntingdon County, PA. Several tree-sits currently sit on the easement for the Mariner East 2 pipeline, where Sunoco has claimed…...
  • Protesters Face 80 Years as US Attorney Brings Unprecedented Mass Felony Charges

    June 29, 2017
    Washington, DC – Dozens of the over two hundred people arrested protesting President Trump’s inauguration on January 20 (‘J20’) have appeared in court over the last two weeks. (Content Advisory: Sexual Assault) The arrests took place on the morning of January 20 during an ‘anti-capitalist/anti-fascist’…...
  • Anti-Racist Coalition Rallies Against Fascism and State Repression at DC Police HQ

    June 25, 2017
    Washington, DC – A ‘speakout’ event took place on Sunday outside the Washington DC Metro Police Headquarters. The rally was held in part to condemn the aggressive prosecution of Trump inauguration protesters arrested on January 20, over two hundred of whom face up to eighty…...