Stories tagged: Protest
UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 9:29 p.m.
Confederate flag-bearing trucks park outside Michigan school
Pickup trucks bearing Confederate flags have been parking across from a high school in central Michigan, leading some students to counter-protest against racism and bigotry.
Tue., March 27, 2018, 9:06 a.m.
Decision to add citizenship question to census draws protest
The 2020 U.S. Census will include a question about citizenship status, a move that brought swift condemnation from Democrats, who said it would intimidate immigrants and discourage them from participating.
Thu., March 22, 2018, 10:51 a.m.
Protest planned after fatal police shooting of unarmed man
Community members and activists are gathering at Sacramento City Hall on Thursday to protest the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by police.
UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 10:44 p.m.
Close to 2,000 students rally against gun violence at Idaho Capitol
Close to 2,000 people gathered on the Idaho Capitol steps to rally against gun violence on Wednesday – most of them high school and junior high students.
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
Church officials: Holy Sepulchre to remain closed
Leaders of the two largest Christian denominations in Jerusalem on Monday said the Church of the Holy Sepulchre will remain closed indefinitely to protest an Israeli attempt to tax their …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 9:37 p.m.
Russian opposition leader arrested amid election protests
Protesters gathered across Russia on Sunday to support opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s call to boycott the March presidential election, and Navalny himself was arrested while walking to the Moscow demonstration.
Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 12:21 p.m.
Israel official doubted Palestinian protest icon, her family
A senior Israeli official on Wednesday said he led a secret investigation into 16-year-old Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi and her family, in part because their appearance – including “blond-haired, …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 10:06 a.m.
6,000 strong, Spokane Women’s March exceeds expectations
In keeping with tradition, thousands more than expected flocked to downtown Spokane Sunday to cap off a weekend that saw women march in record numbers across the United States.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 10:27 p.m.
Women’s March aims to draw thousands to downtown Spokane on Sunday
A year after the Women’s March brought an estimated 8,000 people to downtown Spokane following President Donald Trump’s inauguration, organizers expect a smaller, less politically charged affair this time.
Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 9:55 a.m.
Analysis: Iran protests show danger of economic woes
The protesters rallied for days in Iran, chanting against government corruption and demanding justice.
Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 12:10 p.m.
Gadot, Ronan, Janney join Golden Globes black dress protest
Gal Gadot, Saoirse Ronan, Mary J. Blige and Allison Janney will be dressed in black at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards as part of a planned anti-harassment protest, and all three …
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 2:25 p.m.
More than $600,000 spent on police gear for pipeline protest
North Dakota law enforcement purchased more than $600,000 worth of body armor, tactical equipment and crowd control devices during the height of protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, state …
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 11:26 a.m.
Two arrested in protest against Tacoma natural gas plant
Authorities say two people were arrested after locking themselves in a construction crane tower as a protest against a liquefied natural gas plant being built in Tacoma.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 11:55 p.m.
About 150 march in Spokane in protest of Republican tax reform plans
About 150 protesters gathered Monday afternoon in downtown Spokane to denounce Republican tax reform proposals moving through Congress. All In For Washington, Greater Spokane Progress and the Peace & Justice …
Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
Report finds law enforcement failed at Charlottesville rally
Law enforcement’s response to a violent white nationalist rally in Virginia last summer failed on multiple fronts, leading to “deep distrust of government” in the Charlottesville community, an independent review …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 5:27 p.m.
Seven arrested during mall protest in suburban St. Louis
A protest forced a large suburban St. Louis shopping mall to close for an hour on the day after Thanksgiving, one of the year’s busiest shopping days, and renewed concerns …
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 11 a.m.
Egypt orders detention of prominent activist over protest
An Egyptian court has ordered a prominent activist to remain in custody pending trial on charges of participating in an illegal protest against the government’s transfer of two strategic Red …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 3:28 p.m.
Climate activists stage protest at German coal-fired plant
Environmental activists protested at a German coal-fired power plant on Friday – the same day that Italy became the latest country to announce a deadline for ending its use of …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
Jumbo air tanker wins protest, may fight more U.S. wildfires
A giant passenger jet converted to fight wildfires but grounded by U.S. officials during much of this year’s fire season could be aloft much more next year.
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Silent march in Poland honors man who set himself on fire
Hundreds of people marched in silence Monday to honor a man who set himself on fire to protest policies by Poland’s ruling party that he said are destroying the rule …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Deaf community protests firing of official with Nexus Inland Northwest
Members of Spokane’s deaf and hard of hearing community protested the firing of a beloved executive director at a local nonprofit on Monday.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 6:06 p.m.
Three arrested after shooting following white nationalist speech
The hostile audience drowned out white nationalist Richard Spencer with anti-Nazi chants. They booed him off the stage under the watchful eye of police officers in riot gear.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
‘Take a knee’ comes to Germany through Hertha solidarity
Hertha Berlin has nodded to social struggles in the United States by kneeling before its Bundesliga game at home. The starting lineup all linked arms and took a knee on …
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
Trump campaign raising money off Pence walking out of NFL game
President Donald Trump’s joint fundraising committee sent an email Monday asking donors to show support for Vice President Mike Pence’s decision to leave an NFL game in Indianapolis after some …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 9:48 a.m.
Reports: Navalny supporters detained in Russian capital
Russian civil society organizations say that more than a dozen supporters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny have been detained in Moscow while holding small demonstrations.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 5:02 p.m.
Hundreds protest to free Morocco’s northern activists
Hundreds of people from around Morocco protested on Sunday in the nation’s economic capital, Casablanca, to demand freedom for activists jailed for their roles in a protest movement that took …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:47 p.m.
Catalans stop work to protest police force during referendum
Highways were blocked, schools closed and much business halted across Catalonia Tuesday as tens of thousands of workers and students joined strikes and took to the streets to protest the …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 1:08 p.m.
Black Lives Matter is a movement that can’t be sued, judge says
Black Lives Matter is a social movement, like the tea party or the civil rights movement, and therefore can’t be sued, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 6:41 p.m.
Sessions says U.S. will intervene in campus free speech cases
Decrying what he sees as political correctness run amok, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday the Justice Department will support students who sue universities claiming their free speech rights were …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 11:32 a.m.
To ban or not to ban? School leaders consider classic George Orwell novel ‘1984’
More than 500 people have signed a petition denouncing Rigby High School administrators in southeast Idaho after it was reported administrators there are considering banning the classic George Orwell novel …