Photos: Moechella Demonstration Against Gentrification Gathers 3,000 Washingtonians, Organizers Say

The latest demonstration in the #DontMuteDC movement, Moechella gathered a reported 3,000 people at the intersection of 14th and U streets in Shaw, organizers said. Dancing and singing to the sound of Go-Go music, demonstrators celebrated the historic culture that D.C. was known for before waves of development and gentrification began to push black Washingtonians out of the city.

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About 3,000 people were reported to have attended the demonstration and music celebration at the intersection of 14th and U streets.
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Two attendees wearing "Love DC Go-Go" shirts. Go-Go music was born in the District and has been a staple of the city's culture for decades.
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An attendee wearing an "I'm So DC" cap.
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Later in the day, people riding ATVs and dirt bikes interrupted part of the demonstration, riding up 14th Street NW.
Demonstrators are visible in front of the Reeves Center on 14th and U streets.
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Attendees at the Moechella demonstration.
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Anwan Glover, a native Washingtonian and musician, is a founding member of the D.C. Go-Go band "BackYard Band." He attended Tuesday's Moechella demonstration.
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