September 12, 2014 11:30 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Abortion rights demonstrators assembled outside the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans before of the start of a second hearing about the Texas law restricting abortions. Bill Lambert of Houston, one of the Texas demonstrators, was making signs. One read, "Rural Texas Women Need... more »
September 7, 2014 12:00 PM
HOUSTON - A small group of people are protesting the name of the Washington Redksins outside the stadium before the team's game against Houston. The group of Native Americans was protesting the nickname and held signs voicing their distaste for it. One read "R-word N-Word" and another said "Indians are... more »
September 4, 2014 2:07 AM
NEW YORK - Hundreds of workers from McDonald's, Taco Bell, Wendy's and other fast-food chains are expected to walk off their jobs Thursday, according to labor organizers of the latest national protest to push the companies to pay their employees at least $15 an hour. This time organizers said they... more »
August 22, 2014 2:51 AM
FERGUSON, MO - The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old. About 100 people gathered Thursday evening, walking... more »
August 21, 2014 1:09 PM
FERGUSON, MO - Gov. Jay Nixon is ordering the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old. Nixon announced what he called a systematic withdrawal of Guard officers on Thursday. He says... more »
August 21, 2014 2:15 AM
ST. LOUIS, MO - It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers. They marched around a single block in the St. Louis suburb as a... more »
August 20, 2014 2:09 AM
FERGUSON, MO - The streets of Ferguson are filled once more tonight with protesters demonstrating against the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old who was fatally shot Aug. 9 by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who is white. But unlike previous nights, there were no immediate reports of clashes... more »
August 19, 2014 2:02 AM
FERGUSON, MO - Police and protesters are again in a tense standoff in Ferguson, Missouri, more than a week after an unarmed black teenager was shot and killed by a white police officer. Monday night, police used bullhorns to order the crowds to leave, and noisemakers and armored vehicles were... more »
August 18, 2014 2:57 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama returned to Washington just after midnight Monday for a two-day break from a summer vacation during which airstrikes in Iraq and violent clashes in a St. Louis suburb intruded on his golf and beach plans. The exact reason for Obama's return remains unclear, though... more »
August 18, 2014 2:07 AM
FERGUSON, Mo. - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is lifting a curfew while ordering the National Guard to help restore order in a St. Louis suburb that has seen sometimes violent protests since the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Nixon deployed the Guard Monday following an overnight clash... more »
August 16, 2014 10:33 AM
FERGUSON, Mo. - Anger spurred by the death of a black teenager at the hands of white police officer boiled over when protesters stormed into a Missouri convenience store - the same store that Michael Brown was accused of robbing. Police and about 200 protesters clashed again in Ferguson, Missouri... more »
August 15, 2014 9:00 AM
FERGUSON, MO - Police in Ferguson have revealed the name of the six-year veteran accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in the St. Louis suburb.
Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said Friday the officer's name is Darren Wilson.
Jackson said earlier this week he wasn't naming... more »
August 15, 2014 1:56 AM
FERGUSON, MO - County police in riot gear and armored tanks gave way to state troopers walking side-by-side with thousands of protesters as the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teen was shot by a city police officer overwhelmingly avoided violence Thursday after nearly a week of unrest. The... more »
July 24, 2014 6:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - Protesters from across the country were in Baton Rouge Thursday to rally against abortion.
More than 100 people gathered outside Delta Women's Clinic chanting, singing and praying in an effort to spread their message.
A majority of the protestors were members of "Operation Save America,"... more »
July 9, 2014 5:13 AM
MEMPHIS, TN - Memphis police say hundreds of officers have called in sick in the past week in what appears to be a deliberate action to protest planned health care cuts. Memphis Police Department spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said 554 officers called in sick on Tuesday alone. Memphis Police Director Toney... more »
July 6, 2014 11:11 AM
JERUSALEM - Israeli authorities have confirmed they have arrested a number of Jewish suspects in the death of a Palestinian teenager whose death set off violent protests. In a statement, Israeli police said the suspects were arrested early Sunday. Israel's Shin Bet security agency says the suspects remain in custody... more »
June 29, 2014 1:41 PM
SALT LAKE CITY - Hundreds of people, including some who brought their pets, rallied outside Salt Lake City police headquarters, seeking answers from the department about an officer who fatally shot a dog in a backyard while searching for a missing child. Sean Kendall, the owner of the Weimaraner killed... more »
June 26, 2014 12:06 PM
WASHINGTON - Abortion rights advocates are criticizing today's ruling from the Supreme Court, saying it will put at risk the safety of women seeking abortions. The court struck down a 35-foot zone in which protests are prohibited outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts, finding that it violates the First Amendment rights... more »
May 15, 2014 5:25 AM
NEW YORK - Labor organizers say protesters will turn out in the. U.S. and more than 30 other countries on Thursday in support of higher pay for workers at fast-food chains including McDonald's, Burger King and Taco Bell. The demonstrations build on a campaign by unions to bring attention to... more »
May 14, 2014 9:52 AM
SOMA, Turkey - High gas concentrations have brought rescue operations to a halt inside a coal mine in western Turkey following a deadly explosion and fire. So far, the bodies of 274 miners have been recovered. The fate of another 150 remains unclear. Teams are trying to vent carbon dioxide... more »
April 27, 2014 6:31 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. - The Los Angeles Clippers are choosing not to speak publicly about owner Donald Sterling and his purported recorded comments urging a woman to not bring black people to his team's games. Instead, the team let their uniforms become a show of solidarity. They ran out of the... more »
December 23, 2013 7:35 AM
Protestors of the "CATS" tax, may be out of luck.
Three judges unanimously ruled in favor of the Baton Rouge Transit system, saying that the tax is legal and that protestors filed the lawsuit "too late". State law requires objections to be filed within sixty days. The lawsuit was... more »
December 2, 2013 9:57 AM
NEW YORK- Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job this Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay. The actions would build on a campaign that began about a year ago to call attention to the difficulties of... more »
November 15, 2013 11:30 AM
NEW ORLEANS - 22 arrests were made as a result of a protest in New Orleans by pro-immigration activists.
Several hundred demonstrators blocked a downtown New Orleans intersection Thursday to protest the tactics of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. The protest was organized by the New Orleans Workers' Center... more »
August 17, 2013 1:12 PM
BATON ROUGE- State transportation monitors said traffic congestion has cleared, after protesters put on a show and slowed traffic on I-10.
Protesters were holding signs over the Nairn Street bridge, between Perkins Road and Bawell Street. Drivers reported the signs read "Impeach Obama/Benghazi."
There were traffic alerts, warning... more »
July 23, 2013 10:56 AM
CLINTON - Family members of seven people killed by a drunken driver in Slaughter rallied outside the Clinton courthouse today, where they will finally get to review a pre-sentence report for Brett Gerald.
The family members held signs claiming judicial racism on the part of the judge in the... more »
July 5, 2013 2:37 PM
CAIRO - Medical officials say at least 12 people have been killed in clashes between supporters and opponents of the ousted president in the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria, bringing nationwide toll to 30. Emergency services official Amr Salama says the 12 died when hundreds of Islamists descended on a... more »
July 3, 2013 11:54 AM
WASHINGTON - The White House says it can't fulfill a request to deem a group that protests at soldiers' funerals a hate group. But it says President Barack Obama believes such actions are reprehensible. The Obama administration is responding to petitions through the White House website to label the Westboro... more »
May 23, 2013 2:31 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Republican Party is blasting the legislative auditor's office after both the GOP and the state Democratic Party were asked to turn over financial statements to comply with a long-overlooked law. Republican officials were angered by the request and accused the office of targeting conservatives. Democrats simply... more »
February 7, 2013 7:51 PM
The Ku Klux Klan promised a massive protest in Memphis because the city renamed three parks that celebrated the Confederacy. One was changed from a Confederate General who was also the group's Grand Wizard. That park was renamed Health Sciences Park, replacing the name of Nathan Bedford Forrest. Confederate and... more »
January 22, 2013 6:09 PM
BATON ROUGE - Today marks 40 years since the Roe v. Wade decision, making abortion legal in the United States.
Pro-choice advocates say prior to Roe vs. Wade, abortions were dangerous and to be a patient of an abortion was a crime.
"Women could not get safe abortions,"... more »
January 1, 2013 11:55 AM
VATICAN CITY - A man has scaled the scaffolding around St. Peter's Square and draped a banner calling on Pope Benedict XVI to "Stop Terrorism." The man identified himself on the banner as Julian Jungarean, a Romanian who has previously scaled the colonnade around the piazza. After a few hours... more »
December 13, 2012 7:34 PM
Some students who protested the re-election victory of President Obama over Mitt Romney were punished at Hampton-Sydney College in Virginia. One student was expelled and three others were placed on probation. The four were found guilty by a student court of violating the school's code of conduct by participating in... more »
October 25, 2012 1:25 PM
NEW ORLEANS - As unhappy taxi drivers paraded by New Orleans' City Hall with horns blaring in protest, Mayor Mitch Landrieu made it clear the city won't back away from broad new regulations governing their vehicles. Landrieu and other officials held a news conference Thursday to discuss plans for the... more »
October 2, 2012 10:29 AM
WASHINGTON - Leaders of a House committee say U.S. diplomats in Libya made repeated requests for increased security in Benghazi but the pleas were denied in Washington. The Oversight and Government Reform Committee officials said Tuesday they received the information from individuals with direct knowledge of the situation. The Sept.... more »
September 27, 2012 12:41 PM
LOS ANGELES - An actress who appeared in an anti-Muslim movie trailer that sparked violence in the Middle East has filed a federal lawsuit in Los Angeles against the filmmaker and YouTube to have the clip taken down. The complaint filed Wednesday by Cindy Lee Garcia cites copyright infringement and... more »
September 24, 2012 4:22 PM
DENVER - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he can't imagine calling the killing of a U.S. ambassador a "bump in the road." His comments Monday were veiled criticism of Obama for his comment in an interview broadcast Sunday. In an interview with "60 Minutes," Obama said "there are going... more »
September 24, 2012 4:18 PM
NEW YORK - President Barack Obama says "there's no doubt" that the assault of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans including the U.S. ambassador "wasn't just a mob action." The White House and administration officials have called the attack a terrorist act, though the White House... more »
September 18, 2012 3:38 PM
BENGHAZI, Libya - Members of a hardcore Islamist militia in Libya are the focus of much of the suspicion in last weeks' attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to that country and three other Americans. The militia is known for its sympathies to al-Qaida, and its fierce animosity to the... more »
September 14, 2012 12:09 PM
CAIRO - It's been a day of sometimes-violent anti-American demonstrations across the Middle East and elsewhere in the Muslim world -- with demonstrators scaling the walls of U.S. embassies in Tunisia and Sudan. They also torched part of a German embassy, and clashed with security forces at an American fast-food... more »
September 14, 2012 8:51 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan - Hundreds of Afghans - some shouting "Death to America" - have held a protest against an anti-Islam film in the eastern city of Jalalabad.
The film depicts the Prophet Muhammad as a fraud, a womanizer and a madman.
Since it surfaced on the Internet, it... more »
September 13, 2012 5:06 PM
BENGHAZI, Libya - There's word of arrests in Libya, in the killing of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. A Libyan official says an unspecified number of militants suspected of taking part in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi have been arrested. And he says others are... more »
September 12, 2012 10:25 AM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is condemning in the "strongest possible terms" an attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed four Americans, including the American ambassador. Obama on Wednesday said the U.S. will work with the Libyan government to bring the perpetrators of the attack to justice. He... more »
September 12, 2012 7:29 AM
TRIPOLI, Libya - Libyan officials say the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans have been killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi by protesters angry over a film that ridiculed Islam's Prophet Muhammad.
The officials say Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed Tuesday... more »
August 1, 2012 5:22 PM
PORT ALLEN- Dozens of people including family, friends and complete strangers gathered outside the West Baton Rouge Parish Jail to protest what they call special treatment for a convicted killer.
On two separate occasions, News 2 cameras captured Victoria Gosserand walking in plain clothes without handcuffs or shackles in... more »
June 18, 2012 10:45 AM
DES MOINES, Iowa - A group of Roman Catholic nuns have left Des Moines on a two-week bus tour of nine states to protest Republican federal budget proposals that the group believes hurt the poor and vulnerable. The Nuns on the Bus tour left Monday for Ames. It is scheduled... more »
May 29, 2012 12:41 PM
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is expelling Syria's most senior envoy in Washington, joining a host of other governments in kicking out Syrian diplomats to protest last week's gruesome massacre in which entire families, including children, were shot execution-style in their homes. The State Department said Tuesday that the charge... more »
March 16, 2012 12:16 PM
WASHINGTON - Actor George Clooney and his father have been arrested at a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington. The protesters accuse Sudan's president, Omar al-Bashir, of provoking a humanitarian crisis and blocking food and aid from entering the Nuba Mountains in the county's border region with South Sudan.... more »
March 13, 2012 6:28 PM
BATON ROUGE-- Many parents are in a bind, after East Baton Rouge schools called off Wednesday classes. The decision came around 9:00 Tuesday morning.
Nearly a third of teachers in East Baton Rouge Parish put in substitute requests for Wednesday. School system leaders say the roughly 1,050 educators will... more »
February 6, 2012 12:46 PM
LOS ANGELES - About three dozen parents and supporters have staged a protest at the Los Angeles-area elementary school rocked by allegations of lewd conduct crimes by two teachers against children. Protesters gathered Monday to demand greater communication with education officials and the placement of cameras in classrooms and hallways... more »
January 18, 2012 11:48 AM
NEW YORK - Wikipedia is blocking visitors from its English-language articles and Google has blacked out the logo on its home page as they join other sites in protesting legislation pending in Congress that's aimed at shutting down sites that share pirated movies and other content. Wikipedia and Google are... more »
October 22, 2011 4:58 PM
BATON ROUGE- The Occupy Wall Street movement, that has spread to more than 900 cities worldwide, came to the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol today.
Dozens of protesters, some with signs in hand, joined to share their views on different issues.
"The top one percent of the... more »
August 9, 2011 10:14 AM
BATON ROUGE - Two companies have protested Louisiana's choice of other companies to run managed care networks for $2.2 billion of the state's Medicaid program.
Aetna Inc. says Aetna Better Health wants information submitted in contract proposals, and state Department of Health and Hospital records about the scoring, made... more »
May 11, 2011 2:26 PM
BATON ROUGE - A planned protest at LSU where an American flag was reportedly going to be burned was stopped by LSU Police after large crowds grew combative with the demonstrator.
Benjamin Haas was escorted away by police after crowds on the LSU Parade Ground threw water balloons and... more »
May 11, 2011 6:40 AM
BATON ROUGE - Plans to burn an American flag on LSU's campus as part of a peaceful protest today may have gone up in smoke.
LSU student Benjamin Haas had scheduled a demonstration at noon to protest the arrest of another student who is accused of burning the school's... more »
March 10, 2011 12:48 PM
CAIRO - Saudi police have opened fire at a rally in the kingdom's east in an apparent escalation of efforts to stop planned protests.
Government officials have warned they will take strong action if activists take to the streets after increasing calls for large protests around the oil-rich kingdom... more »
February 10, 2011 3:13 PM
CAIRO - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak says he is transferring power to his vice president, Omar Suleiman, but will not leave the country. Mubarak said in a nationally televised address Thursday that the demands of protesters calling for his immediate ouster are just and legitimate. He said he had requested... more »
February 1, 2011 3:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - About 230 current and former employees at a Baton Rouge-based oil services company have filed a civil rights lawsuit, saying they were forced to work in facilities where racist graffiti, slurs and discrimination are commonplace. The lawsuit was filed this week in a Texas federal court against... more »
February 1, 2011 3:37 PM
CAIRO - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said he will not run for a new term in office in September elections, but rejected demands that he step down immediately and leave the country, vowing to die on Egypt's soil, in a television address Tuesday after a dramatic day in which a... more »
January 28, 2011 5:56 PM
BATON ROUGE- Following reports of civil unrest in Egypt, many Egyptians locally reacted to the protest as they watched them unfold on television.
Ahmed Elshall, an LSU student from Egypt, said the protest were a long time coming and his countrymen just want basic standards of living improved.
... more »
January 28, 2011 4:36 PM
CAIRO - Embattled President Hosni Mubarak says he has asked his Cabinet to resign in his first appearance on television since protests erupted demanding his ouster. He says he will press ahead with social, economic and political reforms. He calls anti-government protests part of plot to destabilize Egypt and destroy... more »
November 24, 2010 11:11 AM
UNDATED - A protest group based on the Internet says it's sending hundreds of activists to 27 U.S. airports today to protest the enhanced screening procedures. But so far, no serious disruptions are reported. One man says he'll be handing out copies of the Constitution at the Baltimore airport --... more »
November 19, 2010 5:47 PM
CHICAGO - As if air travel over the Thanksgiving holiday isn't tough enough, it could be even worse this year: Airports might see even more disruptions because of a loosely organized Internet boycott of full-body scans. Even if only a small percentage of passengers participate, experts say it could mean... more »
November 8, 2010 2:14 PM
BATON ROUGE – Two days before a planned rally to protest higher education cuts, Louisiana State Police said some people could be planning to disrupt it. According to a press release, State Police have received information that some individuals plan to disrupt the “Rally for Higher Education” on the steps... more »
October 29, 2010 10:28 PM
LSU Student Government leaders tried to deliver protest letters about how state budget cuts are affecting the university.
The letters protest the $47 million in cuts to LSU over the past two years.
Recently, Student Government president J Hudson challenged Jindal to stay off the campaign trail to... more »
October 25, 2010 11:12 AM
The Louisiana Department of Revenue has established an independent unit to work with taxpayers disputing audits. The Audit Protest Bureau was set up to give taxpayers who are in the early stages of disputing an audit an alternative to the court system. The bureau is managed by tax experts who... more »
October 7, 2010 5:34 PM
LSU faculty and students showed up in groups today to protest budget cuts in a New Orleans-styled jazz funeral.
The sounds of horns wailed across the LSU Parade Ground as hundreds slowly marched in protest of the looming budget cuts. The brassy notes memorialized a list of foreign languages... more »
September 10, 2010 4:18 PM
Southern University faculty members said they're fed up with the campus’ political and money management systems, especially while the school is facing a $2 billion shortfall. The verbal blast came over some decisions made by the Board of Supervisors. About three dozen faculty members showed up to protest recent decisions.... more »
September 6, 2010 10:35 AM
A protest by hundreds of people in the Afghan capital has ended, after demonstrators burned American flags and chanted "Death to America." They also burned a cardboard effigy of a Florida pastor whose church has announced plans to burn copies of the Quran on church grounds to mark the ninth... more »
September 1, 2010 10:22 AM
Angry students at the University of New Orleans barricaded themselves in a campus building, to protest budget cuts.
Campus police say the students slept in the building overnight and blocked entrances with tables. It prevented a few classes from starting.
The protests ended peacefully and none of the... more »
August 19, 2010 1:05 PM
The leader of an Ohio church feuding with a nearby strip club says a meeting failed to bring a truce.
Pastor Bill Dunfee of New Beginnings Ministries says he and Fox Hole club owner Tommy George found no common ground during their roughly two-hour sit-down at a diner Wednesday... more »
June 26, 2010 4:10 PM
Hundreds of people including Florida's governor joined hands on an oil-stained strip of beach in the Florida Panhandle as part of an international demonstration against offshore drilling. Organizers of "Hands Across the Sand" said similar protests were held at beaches around the nation and in several foreign countries Saturday. The... more »
June 3, 2010 8:50 PM
People who want to simplify English language spellings protested peacefully outside the hotel where the Scripps National Spelling Bee is being held in Washington. They think "fruit" should be spelled f-r-o-o-t and the "w" should be dropped from "slow" to be spelled s-l-o. A woman dressed in a full-length bee... more »
May 25, 2010 8:35 PM
The Reverend Jesse Jackson and supporters are calling for a nationwide boycott of BP because they say the company is not moving fast enough to stop the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He and other protestors marched around a BP gas station in Chicago with signs critical... more »
March 29, 2010 6:42 PM
Health care opponents took to the Capitol steps today to protest Federal health care reform.
Among the crowd, Louisiana State Senator A.G. Crowe, author of senate bill 26.
News 2's Luke Margolis was at the Capitol and gets answers on why the bill, even if it passes the... more »
March 29, 2010 6:02 AM
Assumption Parish school system officials are looking at job cuts in the system. This would be the third reduction in employees since 2004. School officials have not said who could be fired or how many employees would be involved. The school board will hold a special meeting today to discuss... more »
March 25, 2010 12:43 PM
The animal rights organization, PETA, staged a lunchtime protest in downtown Baton Rouge at the corner of Third and Florida streets.
One protester wore little more than body paint, intended to look like snake skin.
Two other protesters held up signs saying, "Whose skin are you in?"
... more »
March 18, 2010 9:20 PM
A controversial church from Kansas was a no-show tonight for a scheduled protest at Ascension Parish's Dutchtown High School. However, hundreds of people showed up from across the state to protest the church.
The Westboro Baptist Church is known for it's controversial views when it comes to gays, Catholics,... more »
March 4, 2010 11:53 AM
Millions of students, teachers and parents are expected to rally in dozens of states to protest deep cuts in funding for schools and universities. Demonstrations, marches, teach-ins and walkouts are planned nationwide Thursday in what is being called the "March 4th National Day of Action for Public Education."
Members... more »
February 18, 2010 8:32 PM
Protesters trickled onto the picket line just outside Congressman Bill Cassidy's office with a clear message. They singled Cassidy out of the three doctors in the Louisiana delegation. Protesters voiced concerns about issues, including rising insurance premiums and lack of access to health care. A mix of volunteers, patients, and... more »