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March on Crystal City

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At the IFC building, again shouting, “World Bank, shut it down, IMF, get out of our town!”


Cops blocking off the doors.

Cops blocking off the doors.


Anarchy sign drawn on the IFC building.  At the time, I believed this to be a chalk marking, but upon later examination of the photo, this was probably ink.

Anarchy sign drawn on the IFC building.  At the time, I believed this to be a chalk marking, but upon later examination of the photo, this was probably ink.


Marching around the back side of the building, preparing for our second lap.  Marching around the back side of the building, preparing for our second lap.

Marching around the back side of the building, preparing for our second lap.

Marching around the back side of the building, preparing for our second lap.

Marching around the back side of the building, preparing for our second lap.


And all the while, still carrying the basket of food for the picnic we never were able to have.

And all the while, still carrying the basket of food for the picnic we never were able to have.


Lap two around the IFC building.

Lap two around the IFC building.

Lap two around the IFC building.


Leaving the IFC building, and preparing to cross into Washington Circle.

Leaving the IFC building, and preparing to cross into Washington Circle.


As we entered Washington Circle, Isis took a moment to fire off a photo of the scene.

As we entered Washington Circle, Isis took a moment to fire off a photo of the scene.


Arriving in Washington Circle.  Arriving in Washington Circle.

Arriving in Washington Circle.


In Washington Circle, several police cars, as well as a police van, were on scene to greet us.

In Washington Circle, several police cars, as well as a police van, were on scene to greet us.


Departing Washington Circle to the west.

Departing Washington Circle to the west.

Departing Washington Circle to the west.


Holding one of the banners on a section of sidewalk to the west of Washington Circle.

Holding one of the banners on a section of sidewalk to the west of Washington Circle.


Two demonstrators readjust their masks before continuing.

Two demonstrators readjust their masks before continuing.


After we crossed Washington Circle, a few participants in our bloc departed from the group to head to the Lincoln Memorial where ANSWER’s march was meeting up, as they soon realized that our march was going to be significantly longer and more circuitous than they had expected.  One of the people who planned the route said that our route would be reminiscent of October Rebellion – specifically, the route that the Georgetown march would have taken if it had seen itself to completion as originally planned and had not been dispersed mid-march.  And thus we continued up Pennsylvania Avenue, headed towards Georgetown.


On our way to Georgetown...  On our way to Georgetown...

On our way to Georgetown…

On our way to Georgetown...  On our way to Georgetown...


Much to my amusement, Isis got into one of my shots and stuck her tongue out.

Much to my amusement, Isis got into one of my shots and stuck her tongue out.


Just after passing over Rock Creek Parkway, we saw a homeless man sitting on the ground near an entrance ramp.  We stopped, and offered him food.  We gave him bread, as well as some of our vegan chili, served in a makeshift bowl, crafted on the spot from aluminum foil.


Feeding the homeless man we found near Rock Creek Parkway.  Feeding the homeless man we found near Rock Creek Parkway.

Feeding the homeless man we found near Rock Creek Parkway.

Feeding the homeless man we found near Rock Creek Parkway.  Feeding the homeless man we found near Rock Creek Parkway.


This is also where a few of us noticed Jeff's sunglasses, as I quickly commented, to some laughs, "Jeff, the 80s called.  They want their sunglasses back."  Where he got those, I will never know.

This is also where a few of us noticed Jeff’s sunglasses, as I quickly commented, to some laughs, “Jeff, the 80s called.  They want their sunglasses back.”  Where he got those, I will never know.


And then, off to Georgetown!

And then, off to Georgetown!

And then, off to Georgetown!


Arriving in Georgetown, we headed west on M Street, taking the sidewalk on the north side of the street.  We continued in this manner as far west as Wisconsin Avenue.  There, as we did during October Rebellion, we turned north on Wisconsin Avenue, staying on the sidewalk as we went.  We then followed Wisconsin Avenue, heading northbound as far as P Street, where we turned east.  Along P Street, we stopped briefly at the home of DC councilman Jack Evans, due to alleged activities in relation to gentrification.  Evans’ home had been targeted by demonstrators before, so this was not a new location for protests.  We continued east on P Street until we reached 29th Street, at which point we turned south, which eventually landed us on M Street NW at the east end of Georgetown, about a block and a half away from the Lukoil station that roughly marks the east end of Georgetown, and completing the march through Georgetown originally intended for October Rebellion.  Here, we turned east, shouting, “We’ll be back in April!” in reference to the upcoming World Bank and IMF protests, as we left Georgetown. Additionally, by this point, I had removed my winter coat and tied it around my waist, as I did at J27, as it was starting to warm up.


Marching along M Street.  Marching along M Street.

Marching along M Street.


Crossing to the north side of M Street.

Crossing to the north side of M Street.

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