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UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Washington House committee approves bill that would restrict immigration agents around courts

House committee, rally support bill to restrict federal immigration agents’ actions around Washington courthouses.


EWU student to continue facing obstruction charge stemming from November protest

Maya Caruth, 25, was arrested on Nov. 7 after crossing a so-called “safety zone” that separated hundreds of student protesters from three religious activists who had arrived on campus with …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

‘I have a voice’: Women’s March demonstrators unite different causes under banner of resilience

Each of the past three years, thousands of people have marched through downtown Spokane in Women’s Marches with themes of ‘resist,’ ‘persist’ and ‘insist.’ On Saturday, a smaller group of …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

Activist weekend: Women’s March, plus anti-war and anti-abortion rallies, planned for Saturday in Spokane

For the fourth year in a row, thousands of people are expected to gather in Spokane Saturday for the Women’s March, coinciding with hundreds of rallies around the nation.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Student’s arrest at EWU protest prompts First Amendment arguments

Invoking the First Amendment, an attorney questioned the right of law enforcement to separate protesters and counterprotesters into different sections of the campus mall based on their appearances and perceived …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 4, 2020

‘No War in Iran’: Demonstrators cover intersection with signage promoting peace

People protesting military conflict in Iran stood on all four street corners at East Wellesley Avenue and North Division Street early Saturday afternoon, wrapping the intersection with banners, signs and …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

‘We are patriots’: Protesters rally for impeachment in Spokane

At least 600 pro-impeachment protests were planned around the nation on Tuesday, according to national organizers, and upwards of 30 people made their way to the Interstate 90 pedestrian bridge …


Protesters plan pro-impeachment events in Spokane on Tuesday

A rally will be held at 5:30 p.m outside the Thomas S. Foley United States Courthouse, following sign-waving Tuesday afternoon and a delivery of letters supporting impeachment, local organizers say.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019

China’s Xi: Hong Kong had its ‘grimmest’ year since handover

Chinese President Xi Jinping reiterated his support for Hong Kong’s embattled leader on Monday even as he declared that the former British colony has faced its “grimmest and most complex …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

‘Die-in’ protest at Riverfront Park highlights perils of climate change

The “die in” demonstration was led by Hope Henning, a junior at North Central High School, and its goal was to shake passersby into acknowledgment of an endangered planet.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end

A weeklong police siege of a university in Hong Kong may be winding down, closing one of the more violent chapters in the city’s long-running anti-government protests.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Iraqi officials: 8 protesters dead in day of violent clashes

Iraqi security and hospital officials say three people have died and 24 wounded in renewed clashes in central Baghdad between anti-government demonstrators and security forces, bringing the total death toll …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

Campus under siege as Hong Kong police battle protesters

Police tightened their siege of a university campus where hundreds of protesters remained trapped overnight Tuesday in the latest dramatic episode in months of protests against growing Chinese control over …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

Street preacher accused of spanking, spitting on students during protest at EWU

As students shouted and crowded around Bruce Wakeman and the other preachers, EWU police worried the demonstrations would turn violent and called in backup from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office …


Iraqis defy crackdown to hold biggest protests yet

Tens of thousands of Iraqis massed in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square on Friday in the biggest demonstrations since anti-government protests erupted a month ago, defying security forces that have killed scores …


Iraqi police fire shots, tear gas at protesters; 23 killed

Iraqi police fired live shots into the air as well as rubber bullets and dozens of tear gas canisters Friday to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters, sending young demonstrators running …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019

Apple has a lot of lose if it crosses China’s party bosses

Under pressure from China, Apple has removed a smartphone app that enabled Hong Kong protesters to track police. It has cut off access in mainland China to a news app …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019

Big global climate protests on Friday get union support

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to join worldwide demonstrations this week ahead of a U.N. climate summit in New York, as unions and some businesses lend their support …


Hong Kong police in standoff with protesters after sit-in

Hong Kong riot police faced off briefly with protesters occupying a suburban train station Wednesday evening following a commemoration of a violent attack there by masked assailants on supporters of …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019

Hong Kong’s evolving protests: Voices from the front lines

On a recent sweltering Saturday, a day now reserved for protest in Hong Kong, a demonstrator named Wayne stepped past a row of plastic barricades, lifted a pair of binoculars …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019

2 hurt when pickup drives through immigration protest

Rhode Island’s attorney general and state police launched investigations Thursday after a truck drove through a group protesting federal immigration policies at a detention center, which has since placed an …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

Mob violence marks 2nd day of protests at Hong Kong airport

Pro-democracy demonstrators severely crippled operations at Hong Kong’s international airport for a second day Tuesday, forcing authorities to cancel all remaining flights as the city’s pro-Beijing leader warned that the …


Walmart employees staging a walkout to protest gun sales

Dozens of white-collar Walmart employees are expected to walk out Wednesday afternoon to protest the retailer’s gun policies after shootings at two company stores left 24 people dead.


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019

Russian police arrest more than 1,000 in Moscow protest

Russian police cracked down fiercely Saturday on demonstrators in central Moscow, beating some people and arresting more than 1,000 who were protesting the exclusion of opposition candidates from the ballot …


China lashes out at Hong Kong protest targeting its office

China on Monday harshly criticized a weekend demonstration in which eggs were thrown at its office in Hong Kong, accusing the demonstrators of violence without mentioning a violent attack against …


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019

Fed-up Puerto Ricans march demanding governor resign

A feeling of outrage is rippling across Puerto Rico as people say they’re fed up with neglect from Washington and the U.S. territory’s own government.


UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019

Deals, protests during Amazon Prime Day

This year, some used the high-profile event as a way to garner attention for their protests against Amazon.


Hawaii activists protesting over start of work on telescope

Hundreds of demonstrators are gathered at the base of Hawaii’s tallest mountain to protest the construction of a giant telescope on land that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred.


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019

Hundreds gather in Spokane to remember children who died in border detention centers

Hundreds of people gathered Friday evening to take part in Lights for Liberty Spokane: End Detention Camps, the local incarnation of a national day of remembrance for the immigrants who …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

Wayfair workers protest contract with detention center

Employees at online home furnishings retailer Wayfair planned a walkout Wednesday to protest the company’s decision to sell $200,000 worth of furniture to a government contractor that runs a detention …