April 16, 2019 | Freedom of Assembly
Charlotte officials release police shooting video and urge protesters to remain peaceful
Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) Police in Charlotte, North Carolina, released video Monday showing an officer opening fire and fatally wounding an armed man after telling him repeatedly to put his gun on the ground in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant.A judge ordered police to release the video -- captured by officer Wende Kerl's bodycam on March 25 -- which prompted the mayor and police chief to say they were bracing for protests hours before the video was made public. Both appealed for calm hours before a crowd gathered for a peaceful rally and vigil in a downtown park...
April 9, 2019 | Freedom of Assembly
Senator on Cuomo pay raise: Bathroom break was ‘in protest’
ALBANY – A Hudson Valley state senator who skipped a vote on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's pay raise now says he took a bathroom break to protest the process.For the past week, Sen. James Skoufis, D-Woodbury, Orange County, had insisted to reporters that he missed the key April 1 vote on the governor's salary because he was using the restroom.But when pressed further Monday, Skoufis changed his story: He said he was protesting the vote, which came at 2:45 a.m. and was sprung on state lawmakers with little notice...
April 1, 2019 | Freedom of Assembly
UK students on hunger strike: New resources needed to end food insecurity
Dozens of Kentucky students began occupying the university's main building late Monday in an effort to provoke action from administrators who they say have ignored growing social issues on campus.The students are members of two separate groups that have each expressed concerns about the level of assistance available for low-income and minority students.Both groups say they have met with administrators before to discuss various issues and to present recommendations. But the students say university leaders have thus far not supported their ideas.
March 26, 2019 | Freedom of Assembly
Hundreds descend on Trenton for ‘March Against Murphy’ protest
TRENTON - Hundreds of New Jersey residents came to Trenton Tuesday for the “March Against Murphy” protest against Gov. Phil Murphy.About 400 demonstrators marched from the New Jersey State House to the governor’s temporary office and then to Trenton’s World War II Memorial to express their disapproval of many of the Democratic governor’s policies. Many wore yellow construction vests as a nod to protesters in France who wore similar vets in their protests against higher fuel taxes...
March 21, 2019 | Freedom of Assembly
Students walk out to protest North Andover High School policy on sexual assault
Hundreds of students walked out of North Andover High Wednesday and are circulating a petition in protest of the school’s sexual assault policy that urges both the alleged abuser and victim to sign a contract to avoid each other in school.“I want (administrators) to realize that this is not something that should be taken lightly and there needs to be a change to these contracts that are being given out to people. They are not at all right,” said Ava Gilboard, a 17-year-old senior and one of the walkout’s organizers...
March 15, 2019 | Freedom of Assembly
Cleveland students sound off on climate change
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Northeast Ohio high school students skipped classes Friday to call attention to climate change, carrying colorful signs with big messages.“Why are we studying for a future we won’t have?”“There is no planet B.”“All I want for Christmas is my planet’s assured survival.”The students gathered in Public Square as part of Youth Climate Strike, a global movement encouraging students to blow off school for a day and protest climate change.“It’s a real thing. And it’s happening now, constantly, and it’s only getting worse every day,” said 17-year-old Noah Horn of Brecksville...
March 12, 2019 | Freedom of Assembly
Students Stage ‘Lock-In’ At Elite Bronx High School To Protest What They Say Is A ‘Culture Of Bias’
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An elite Bronx private school was effectively shut down Tuesday by students protesting the racial climate.
They staged an overnight protest over what they call a “culture of bias,” CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas reported...
March 5, 2019 | Freedom of Assembly
Students at Vols basketball game protest Tennessee’s blackface response
Protesting the University of Tennessee’s handling of a blackface controversy, 40 to 50 students dressed in black occupied seats behind UT’s goal Tuesday night at the men’s game against Mississippi State.
At the start of the game, they remained seated during the national anthem as other students, clad in orange and white, stood. Sitting or kneeling during the anthem has become a standard method of protesting racial injustice since 2016, following the example of football player Colin Kaepernick...
February 27, 2019 | Freedom of Assembly
Protesters who participated in the Border Patrol Museum protest explain why they did it
EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) —
Some of the protesters who defaced the photos of fallen Border Patrol agents tell KFOX14 they have no regrets.
The protest happened Feb.16 at the National Border Patrol Museum on Transmountain...
February 18, 2019 | Freedom of Assembly
Protests slam Trump’s declaration as states ready lawsuit
NEW YORK (AP) — Protesters around the U.S. spent Presidents Day rallying against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration as at least a dozen states planned a lawsuit to block Trump’s latest ploy to fund his long-promised border wall.
“Trump is the national emergency!” chanted a group of hundreds lined up Monday at the White House fence while Trump was out of town in Florida. Some held up large letters spelling out “stop power grab.” In downtown Fort Worth, Texas, a small group carried signs with messages including “no wall! #FakeTrumpEmergency.”...
February 13, 2019 | Freedom of Assembly
‘Ralph Must Resign’ protest set to take place at governor’s mansion
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The momentum to force Governor Ralph Northam to resign continues to grow - with a planned protest outside of his mansion Wednesday.
It’s being called the ‘Ralph Must Resign Rally.’ Several groups are coming together to demand greater accountability following the governor’s blackface scandal...
February 8, 2019 | Freedom of Assembly
Trump rally: Groups to protest Monday in El Paso, GoFundMe set up for ‘Baby Trump’ balloon
A number of protests are anticipated for Monday in response to President Donald Trump's planned rally at the El Paso County Coliseum.
Trump is expected to make a campaign stop in El Paso at 7 p.m. Monday at the El Paso County Coliseum. Earlier this week, Trump said El Paso used to be "one of our nation's most dangerous cities" that saw its crime rates decline after the construction of a border fence. Local, state and federal data show that this is not the case...
February 3, 2019 | Freedom of Assembly
Hundreds come out in support and protest of drag queen story time in Lansdale
Waiting patiently on the blue-carpeted floor, dozens of eyes stared up at the tall woman seated in front of them.
With her long eyelashes, lips painted a deep shade of blue and bigger-than-life wig of purple hair, Miss Annie had the full attention of her young audience. She brought with her a book to read and a message about acceptance and diversity...
January 27, 2019 | Freedom of Assembly
9 arrested for ‘die-in’ protest at Rockefeller Center ice skating rink in New York City
Nine climate change activists were arrested while staging a protest at the nation's most famous ice skating rink on Saturday.
The activists, who laid down in the middle of the ice rink at Rockefeller Center around 2:45 p.m., were part of a group called the Extinction Rebellion. The protesters formed an hourglass logo with a circle around it -- the group's logo...
January 21, 2019 | Freedom of Assembly
Protest held at Diocese of Covington
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The American Indian Movement Chapter of Indiana and Kentucky held a protest at the Diocese of Covington.
They originally planned to be outside of Covington Catholic High school but AIM says it understands the concerns about showing up outside the school itself...
January 10, 2019 | Freedom of Assembly
Federal workers demand end to government shutdown at White House protest
On the 20th day of a partial government shutdown, furloughed federal workers, contractors and union representatives gathered before marching to the White House to demand that President Trump reopen the government— with or without funding he has requested for a border wall...
December 4, 2018 | Freedom of Assembly
France protests: PM Philippe suspends fuel tax rises
The move was announced in a televised address by PM Edouard Philippe, who said anyone would have "to be deaf or blind" not to hear or see the anger…
December 3, 2018 | Freedom of Assembly
Group goes on hunger strike to protest Google development in San Jose
Monday is day three of a four-day hunger strike undertaken by some members of the clergy and other activists who believe Google's ambitious plans in downtown San Jose will displace the city's poorest residents…
December 3, 2018 | Freedom of Assembly
Protesters march, call for strike of UNC professors and teaching assistants
Several hundred demonstrators marched the streets of Chapel Hill and amassed around the boarded up base of the Silent Sam Confederate statue at UNC-Chapel Hill on Monday night, calling for a strike of graduate student teaching assistants…
December 2, 2018 | Freedom of Assembly
Rally planned to protest “Republican power grab”
Democratic and progressive legislators and activists are calling for citizens to rally against a series of Republican proposals..
December 2, 2018 | Freedom of Assembly
Hoover mall shooting: Protest at theater ends ticket sales for the night
Just under two dozen protesters demonstrated for about an hour outside the AMC Patton Creek movie theater in Hoover Sunday night…
December 1, 2018 | Freedom of Assembly
People gather to protest troops at Davis-Monthan
A small protest broke out early on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Swan entrance of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base concerning troops on the border…
November 24, 2018 | Freedom of Assembly
Environmental protesters block access to Parliament Square
Dozens of campaigners blocked the roads around Parliament Square to highlight concerns about the environment on Saturday…