People at the Lincoln Memorial as DC’s mayor makes masks mandatory | AFP

On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial people walk around with and without masks, despite an order from Washington DC’s Mayor to wear masks indoors and outdoors to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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US House Democrats pass DC statehood bill in historic vote | AFP

US House Democrats make history by voting for Washington DC to become the nation’s 51st state, but the move, a push for voting rights for the capital’s residents, is doomed in the Senate. The bill passed by 232 votes to 180. IMAGES

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Protesters condemn Lincoln statue in Washington | AFP

Protesters gather at the Emancipation Memorial in Lincoln park, Washington DC, to condemn the statue which depicts Abraham Lincoln standing over a kneeling freed slave. President Donald Trump earlier threatened stiff prison sentences for “anarchists” who damage national monuments during a wave of nationwide demonstrations. IMAGES

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Juneteenth rally gets festive in Washington DC | AFP

Protesters sing and dance during a rally marking Juneteenth at Black Lives Matter Plaza, in Washington DC. Juneteenth is generally celebrated with prayer services and family gatherings but it comes this year amid a national soul-searching over America’s legacy of racial injustice. IMAGES

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House will vote to make Washington DC 51st state

Democrats controlling the House have slated a vote next week to make the District of Columbia the 51st state, an issue that they say has become far more important in the aftermath of protests for racial justice in Washington and the nation. (June 16)

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DC protesters preserve art ahead of fence removal

Black Lives Matter protesters in Washington DC worked through the night to preserve a collage of signs and artwork, and rehang them across the street from the fence blocking Lafayette Square which could be soon be removed. (June 10)

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DC protesters weigh-in on ‘defund the police’ idea

The statement “defund the police” is appearing on more signs during demonstrations in Washington DC over the death of George Floyd, but not every protester fully agrees with the broad, often misinterpreted phrase. (June 8)

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Demonstraters continue DC protest of Floyd’s death

Protestors face off with National Guard troops in the streets of Washington DC on the same day the perimeter around the White House is expanded. (June 3)

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Thousands of protesters march on the streets in Washington DC | AFP

Thousands of protesters march along the streets of the United States capital chanting “Black Lives Matter” as they head towards the White House an hour before the city’s curfew kicks in. IMAGES

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Donald Trump pays tribute to Saint John Paul II | AFP

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visit the Saint John Paul II National Shrine, in Washington DC, to lay a ceremonial wreath and observe a moment of remembrance under the Statue of Saint John Paul II. IMAGES

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The Protests in Minneapolis, Louisville, and Washington DC | VICE News Tonight Full Ep.

Protestsโ€”both peaceful and violentโ€”are demanding justice after the killing of George Floyd. VICE News explores the many ways people in Minneapolis, Louisville and Washington D.C. are rising up.

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Trump says to deploy ‘thousands’ of troops, police in US capital | AFP

US President Donald Trump says he is deploying thousands of “heavily armed” soldiers and police to prevent further protests in Washington DC, where buildings and monuments have been vandalized near the White House.

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Protesters on the streets of Washington DC as curfew begins | AFP

Hundreds of protesters gather on streets close to the White House in Washington DC, as a curfew begins at 7:00 pm local time as the city braces for more protests. IMAGES

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Washington DC: protesters confront police during George Floyd protest | AFP

Protesters in Washington DC confront police and a vehicle is seen on fire during a protest over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man. IMAGES

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People pack into DC war memorials despite pandemic

Despite the risks surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, plenty of people still paid their respects to fallen soldiers by visiting war memorials in Washington DC during the holiday weekend. (May 25)

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DC Mayor: Phased reopening could begin May 29th

Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser says her city’s phased reopening could begin as early as next Friday, May 29th, “barring any peaks” in its battle against the coronavirus. (May 21)

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