Protest

Yep, that’s a giant joint on the lawn of the Capitol
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton joined pro-cannabis activists at a Tuesday rally

Marijuana activists hold up a 51-foot inflatable joint during a rally at the U.S. Capitol to call on Congress pass cannabis reform legislation on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

Watch: Tlaib prompts protesters with controversial ‘impeach the motherf-----’ line
Tlaib and several other Democratic lawmakers rallied a pro-impeachment crowd Thursday

Rep. Rashida Tlaib addresses a crowd of protesters on the East Lawn of the Capitol on Thursday, September 26, 2019. (Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call).

Democratic lawmakers addressed pro-impeachment demonstrators on the East Lawn of the Capitol on Thursday. Rep. Rashida Tlaib led the crowd in a cheer echoing her controversial, profane line from January.

Climate change activists take to the streets to demand action

Climate activists calling the action “Shut Down D.C.” blocked intersections throughout the city to draw attention to climate change. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

More protests erupted throughout D.C. Monday in the wake of the Friday Global Climate Strike that saw students and adults descend upon the Capitol steps.

Throwback: Clyburn remembers meeting wife

House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., speaks at an April legislative retreat in Leesburg, Va. (File Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

House Majority Whip James Clyburn’s wife passed away Thursday morning at the age of 80. Over the years, the congressman has occasionally talked about their first time meeting … in jail during the civil rights movement. In a 2011 interview with South Carolina Education Television (SCETV), he remembered meeting Emily Clyburn when she brought him half a hamburger to his jail cell after he was arrested for his part in a 1960 student protest in Orangeburg, South Carolina.  He added to the story seven years later in an interview broadcast on C-SPAN, sharing his wife’s perspective on the events that lead up to their first meet.

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.).