Youth climate strike draws crowd in Trump’s backyard

Organizers from Zero Hour, Fridays for Future DC, Youth Climate Strike DC and other environmental groups rally at the Ellipse on Friday. (Nathan Ouellette/CQ Roll Call)

One week before the Global Climate Strike descends on Washington, several groups including Fridays for Future DC, Youth Climate Strike DC and Zero Hour gathered for a strike of their own. 

Watch: Gun reform rally at Lafayette Square

An attendee holds up a sign participating in a rally to denounce hate and demand action after recent mass shootings at a shopping center in El Paso, Texas, and in a nightlife district in Dayton, Ohio, outside of the White House on Tuesday August 6, 2019. Photo by (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

The many ways members of Congress can make a stink
Yes, they can donate pay, but they can also get arrested or wear hoodies

Members including, from left, Reps. Luis V. Gutierrez, D-Ill., Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., John Lewis, D-Ga., Judy Chu, D-Calif., Al Green, D-Texas, Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., and others march to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection offices last June in protest of the Trump administration’s policy of separating parents and children at the border. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

70 Protesters Arrested At First Kavanaugh Hearing
Supreme Court nominee’s initial day of confirmation proceedings defined by disruption

Seventy protesters were arrested for disrupting business during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)

The Capitol Police arrested 70 protesters Tuesday at the first day of the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.  

Of the total, 61 were removed by Capitol Police from the Hart Office Building room where Senate Judiciary Committee members were giving opening statements for more than seven hours. Those arrested were charged with disorderly conduct.

Protesters Rile Kavanaugh Hearing
Opponents of Supreme Court nominee disrupt both Republican and Democratic remarks

Dozens of protesters were arrested Tuesday at the first confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Dozens of protesters were arrested Tuesday during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, with Capitol Police steadily removing protesters from the hearing room after they stood and shouted at lawmakers and disrupted the proceedings.

As Kavanaugh sat stone-faced in the hearing room, the protesters urged Senators on the Judiciary Committee to vote against his confirmation and adjourn the hearing.

Hundreds of Thousands of Marchers Flood the National Mall
Women’s March participants in Washington, D.C. exceed predictions

Protesters march up 14th Street past the Washington Monument holding signs during the Women's March on Washington on Saturday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

A District of Columbia official estimated a crowd size of more than half a million people for the Women's March on Washington on Saturday, according to the Associated Press. The march, organized to protest the inauguration of President Donald Trump that took place Friday at the Capitol, was originally expected to garner a crowd of 100,000 to 200,000, according to media reports.

Images of long lines at Metro stations filled social media for several hours leading up to the original 1 p.m. ET march start time (though formal speakers and events began at 10 a.m.).

Hundreds of D.C. Students Protest Trump Election
Social media helps spread word of school walkouts

Hundreds of Washington, D.C.-area high school students swarm the plaza of the U.S. Supreme Court as they march through the nation’s capital on Tuesday to protest the election of Donald Trump as President. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Hundreds of high school students walked out of their D.C.-area schools Tuesday afternoon to protest the election of President-elect Donald Trump. 

Their protest began at the Trump International Hotel in Washington on Pennsylvania Avenue, before heading to Capitol Hill and the Supreme Court steps.

Watch Live: Democrats Stage House Floor Sit-In On Gun Vote

(Courtesy Chellie Pingree/Twitter)

House Democrats are staging an ongoing chamber sit-in, calling for further debate and a vote on gun control issues.  

WATCH LIVE The chamber cameras, which are under control of the House leadership, are not showing the sit-in. Those cameras are also what feeds C-SPAN.  

Capitol Police End Another Lunchtime Wage Protest
Dirksen cafeteria protesters called for higher wages for contract workers

Sister Marge Clark, center, leads a prayer during the Dirksen cafeteria protest. (Courtesy Good Job Nation's Twitter page)

Protesters took over the salad bar area of the Dirksen Senate Office Building cafeteria on Tuesday to again demand a $15 per hour minimum wage, and a union for federal contract workers.  

In what is becoming a weekly event, Good Jobs Nation, an advocacy group for low-wage workers, joined NETWORK, a Catholic social justice organization, in their protest on Tuesday.  

Wage Protest Delays Lunch in Dirksen
Bend the Arc protesters demanded higher wages for cafeteria workers

Protesters declared their efforts a success after disrupting lunch for Senate staffers. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Just as the lunch rush began in the Dirksen Senate Office Building cafeteria, protesters broke through to demand a $15 per hour minimum wage and a union for federal contract workers.  

Bend the Arc Jewish Action, an advocacy group for progressive domestic policies, was on Capitol Hill Tuesday for National Lobby Day and about 200 protesters marched through the cafeteria.