Lack of study and oversight raises concerns about tear gas

On June 2, Justin LaFrancois attended a protest against police violence and racism in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, where he planned to livestream the event for his alternative newspaper’s website. Shortly into the march, police, who reported that water bottles and rocks were being thrown at them, unleashed a volley of tear gas on the […]

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Granderson: The power of peaceful protest—and war—in the Pac-12

I was making my way to observe a protest at City Hall when I heard a familiar song wafting from a nearby car. The casual Bob Marley fan may not be familiar with “War”— it wasn’t included in the ubiquitous greatest hits collection “Legend” — but diehard fans recognize the song as among his best […]

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Cori Bush Defeats William Lacy Clay in a Show of Progressive Might

ST. LOUIS — Cori Bush, a progressive activist and a leader of the swelling protest movement for racial justice, toppled Representative William Lacy Clay Jr. of Missouri in a Democratic primary on Tuesday, notching the latest in a stunning string of upsets against the party establishment. Ms. Bush, 44, had captured nearly 49 percent of […]

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Thousands gather for ‘end of the pandemic’ protest in Berlin, ignore coronavirus safety measures

Thousands gathered in Berlin on Saturday to protest coronavirus restrictions as authorities raise concerns about a rise in new infections. MATT SCHLAPP ACCUSES FAUCI OF ‘PLAYING INTO THE POLITICS’ OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC The demonstration, called “The end of the pandemic – freedom day,” drew people from various parts of Germany after weeks of planning. Police used […]

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Beachgoers ripped for displaying Confederate flag in Evanston: ‘That flag right there is my swastika’

A screenshot from a video taken earlier this week in Evanston. A protest is planned for Friday after LaShandra Smith-Rayfield confronted the group with the flag at Lighthouse Beach earlier this week. After LaShandra Smith-Rayfield learned that a Confederate flag was seen at an Evanston beach, she dropped what she was doing to confront the […]

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Garrett Foster Brought His Gun to Austin Protests. Then He Was Shot Dead.

AUSTIN, Texas — It was not unusual for Garrett Foster to be at a protest against police brutality on a Saturday night. And it was not out of character for him to be armed as he marched. Mr. Foster was carrying an AK-47 rifle as he joined a Black Lives Matter demonstration blocks from the […]

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Oakland protesters set fire to courthouse and vandalize

A protest through the streets of downtown Oakland, California, in support of racial justice and police reform turned violent when “agitators” among the demonstrators set fire to a courthouse, vandalized a police station and shot fireworks at officers By The Associated Press July 26, 2020, 3:18 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail […]

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Donald Trump ‘looking forward to live sports,’ but still sees kneeling as ‘disrespect’

Donald Trump once again tweeted his disdain for athletes kneeling to protest social injustice. | Evan Vucci/AP Trump’s most recent threat to boycott watching sports comes the day after members of the San Francisco Giants knelt during the national anthem prior to an exhibition game. Although professional soccer, golf and racing have returned to competition […]

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Amid weekend shootings, violent protests take cops away from South, West sides: CPD

Chicago Police Supt. David Brown on Monday discussed the Christopher Columbus protest in Grant Park. | Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times CPD Supt. David Brown said Monday he has ordered all officers assigned to protests to wear “any and all” protective gear. Chicago Police Department leadership on Monday sought to highlight the attacks on officers during a violent […]

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Evictions nearly back to pre-pandemic levels in some U.S. areas: Cleveland Fed study

© Reuters. Makeshift sheets displaying messages of protest contesting the ability to pay for rent hang in the window of an apartment building in the Columbia Heights neighborhood in Washington (Reuters) – Landlords in some areas of the United States are filing to evict rent-delinquent tenants at roughly the same rate they were before the […]

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Kaia Gerber & Cara Delevingne Spotted Holding Hands | E! News

The supermodels step out together for a Black Lives Matter protest outside the hall of justice in Los Angeles. Check out their PDA! Full Story: https://www.eonline.com/news/1171298/kaia-gerber-and-cara-delevingne-step-out-together-to-attend-black-lives-matter-protest #KaiaJordanGerber #ENews #CelebrityNews #CaraDelevingne Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub About E! News: The E! News team brings you the latest breaking entertainment, fashion and Pop Culture news. Featuring exclusive segments, celebrity highlights, […]

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Texans’ Kenny Stills charged with felony after arrest at Breonna Taylor protest

Houston Texans receiver Kenny Stills was one of 87 people arrested Tuesday during a protest at the Louisville home of the Kentucky attorney general. The protesters marched onto the lawn of Daniel Cameron’s home to demand legal action against the three police officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor in March. Stills, a […]

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Thousands of Russians protest governor’s arrest, demand ‘Putin step down’

Tens of thousands of Russians took to the streets to protest the arrest of a regional governor, demanding both his release and President Vladimir Putin’s resignation, according to reports. Sergei Furgal, the governor of Khabarovsk, is a member of the Liberal Democratic Party, having defeated a candidate of Putin’s own United Russia party. Just days […]

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Driver Charged With Vehicular Homicide in Death of Seattle Protester

A Seattle man who the authorities said drove into a protest on a closed section of Interstate 5 over the weekend, killing one demonstrator, was charged on Wednesday with vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and reckless driving. The man, Dawit Kelete, 27, is being held with bail set at $1.2 million and is expected to remain […]

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Hong Kong Bans Protest Song and Other Political Expression at Schools

Hong Kong’s education secretary on Wednesday banned students from singing the protest anthem “Glory to Hong Kong,” posting slogans with political messages or forming human chains, saying “the schools are obliged to stop” such activities. The statement by the secretary, Kevin Yeung, ratcheted up the pressure on the pro-democracy movement as Hong Kong residents struggle […]

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New security law starts to break down Hong Kong’s pro-democracy economy

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Memo papers with protest slogans are seen outside a “yellow” restaurant, a business that supports the pro-democracy movement, after the new national security law legislation in Hong Kong 2/2 By Yanni Chow and Carol Mang HONG KONG (Reuters) – As soon as Hong Kong’s new national security law came into […]

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Singer’s Killing Shows Ethiopia’s ‘Combustible’ Politics

NAIROBI, Kenya — In life, Hachalu Hundessa’s protest songs roused and united Ethiopians yearning for freedom and justice. He is doing the same in death, with thousands flocking on Thursday to bury him in Ambo, the town 60 miles west of the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa where he was born and raised. Mr. Hundessa, […]

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Seattle’s CHOP may be cleared, but political fallout could linger

Seattle police on Wednesday forcefully cleared out “CHOP,” the infamous protest zone in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, after weeks of protests that culminated with two fatal shootings that forced the city’s Democrat leadership to finally act after facing weeks of mounting scrutiny. The long-term political fallout from allowing CHOP (Capitol Hill Occupied Protest) remained to be […]

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Seattle cops dismantle ‘occupied’ zone, arrest more than 30

Seattle police turned out in force early Wednesday at the city’s “occupied” protest zone, tore down demonstrators’ encampments and used bicycles to herd the protesters after the mayor ordered the area cleared following two fatal shootings in less than two weeks. Television images showed police, many in riot gear, confronting dozens of protesters at the […]

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Republicans welcome end of CHOP zone, say it comes ‘several deaths too late’

Several Republicans on Wednesday voiced their support for the end of the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) as the Seattle Police Department, at the order of Mayor Jenny Durkan, rolled through the area that saw five shootings and two deaths in the three weeks it had been declared “police free” by its occupants. An executive order […]

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