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  • Protesters storm barricades with film crew in tow outside BRPD HQ Play Video

    July 5, 2017 2:46 PM

    Warning: The videos attached to this story contain graphic language. (above video courtesy of WWL) BATON ROUGE – A film crew accompanied rowdy protesters who caused a disturbance outside Baton Rouge Police Headquarters Wednesday afternoon. During the protest, police said those who gathered attempted to storm through a... more »
  • Kaine's son, 7 others, charged in protest of pro-Trump event

    May 26, 2017 11:04 PM

    ST. PAUL, Minn. - U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine's youngest son was among eight people charged for allegedly disrupting a March rally in support of President Donald Trump. Linwood "Woody" Kaine, of Minneapolis, was charged Friday with one gross misdemeanor count of obstructing the legal process and misdemeanor counts of fleeing... more »
  • 2 dead as Venezuela protests turn violent outside capital

    May 15, 2017 10:27 PM

    CARACAS, Venezuela - A day that began with largely peaceful protests against Venezuela's socialist government took a violent turn Monday as fierce clashes between state security and demonstrators killed at least two people. Thousands hauled folding chairs, beach umbrellas and protest signs onto main roads for a 12-hour "sit-in against... more »
  • WATCH: EBR Mayor President discusses rumors of Alton Sterling decision Play Video

    April 28, 2017 10:59 PM

    East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome spoke on rumors of a decision from the federal government regarding the Alton Sterling shooting. "The truth is that no one knows a specific day or a specific date," Mayor Broome told News 2's Sylvia Weatherspoon. "I can assure you as the Mayor-President... more »
  • 6th-grade girl launches social media dress code protest

    April 21, 2017 10:26 AM

    PORTLAND - A Maine sixth grader has prompted her middle school to review its dress code after her Instagram posts triggered widespread attention. Molly Neuner tells WSCH-TV she believes the dress code at Portland's King Middle School is "unfair and sexist." The code prohibits students from wearing "short or tight-fitting... more »
  • 6 arrested after protest against Syria action turns violent

    April 8, 2017 1:47 PM

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Six people have been arrested in Florida after a protest against U.S. military action in Syria turned violent. Authorities say the peaceful protest at a Jacksonville park escalated into a confrontation between demonstrators and their opponents Friday night. Jacksonville Sheriff's officials estimated between 100 and 200 people... more »
  • Baton Rouge sued again over protest arrests after Sterling shooting

    March 24, 2017 10:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement officials in Louisiana's capital face another federal lawsuit accusing them of violating the rights of protesters arrested after a black man's fatal shooting by police. Attorneys from the Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center in New Orleans filed Thursday's lawsuit on behalf of several Baton... more »
  • Women's March organizers call for 'A Day Without a Woman'

    March 8, 2017 8:30 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Organizers of January's Women's March are calling for women to take the day off and encouraging them not to spend money to show their economic strength and impact on American society. "A Day Without a Woman" on Wednesday is the first national action by organizers since the nationwide... more »
  • Protest camp cleared, but area far from normal

    February 24, 2017 1:54 PM

    CANNON BALL - Authorities this week cleared the last holdouts from a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp on federal land in North Dakota, but it will be a while before the region returns to normal. There's tons of debris to be cleared. There's a highway bridge that remains closed. Pipeline... more »
  • Deadline looms for Dakota Access pipeline protest camp

    February 20, 2017 10:21 AM

    CANNON BALL - State and federal authorities have told Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters at an encampment in North Dakota to leave. But many in the camp say they're not going. The deadline is Wednesday. It comes amid concerns that spring flooding could wash tons of trash into nearby rivers.... more »
  • Proposed pipeline provokes heated debate Play Video

    February 8, 2017 11:29 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Discussions over a proposed Louisiana pipeline got heated as environmentalists and oil and gas workers weighed the pros and cons. The Bayou Bridge Pipeline would stretch from Lake Charles to St. James Parish, transporting crude oil. It would join dozens of other pipelines that already run through the... more »
  • Prosecutors drop charges for 3 arrested on Inauguration Day

    February 8, 2017 6:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - Prosecutors have dropped felony rioting charges against three more people who were arrested after protesters broke windows and torched a limousine in Washington on Inauguration Day. That brings the total number of dropped cases to twelve. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia made the announcement... more »
  • Student Trump backer beaten on Berkeley campus after protest

    February 2, 2017 4:31 PM

    BERKELEY, Calif. - A 21-year-old student who supports President Donald Trump was beaten up on the University of California, Berkeley campus a day after violent protests led authorities to cancel a controversial speech. Jack Palkovic says he was wearing a "Make America Great Again" cap and on his way to... more »
  • Milo Yiannopoulos' Berkeley talk canceled after protests get heated

    February 1, 2017 9:47 PM

    BERKELEY, Calif. - A University of California, Berkeley official says a talk by a polarizing Breitbart News editor at the university has been canceled as protesters outside the building where the speech was to have taken place threw smoke bombs and set a fire. UC Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulos says... more »
  • Last pipeline protesters weigh whether to fight or leave

    January 25, 2017 4:02 PM

    CANNON BALL, N.D.- Most of the demonstrators who gathered on the North Dakota plains to oppose the Dakota Access oil pipeline declared victory and departed their snowy protest camp last month. That was after the Army announced it would halt the project. Now that President Donald Trump's administration is pushing... more »
  • Man tried to set himself on fire at Trump hotel

    January 18, 2017 11:36 AM

    WASHINGTON - A man was taken to a hospital after he says he tried to light himself on fire outside the Trump International Hotel in Washington as a protest. A police incident report states that an officer saw a person set himself on fire Tuesday night and called for an... more »
  • 3 arrested in stadium pipeline protest released

    January 2, 2017 8:13 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Three people are out of jail after being arrested after opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline suspended a large banner inside U.S. Bank Stadium during a Minnesota Vikings game. Online records for Hennepin County Jail showed the three were released from custody Monday. A news release says... more »
  • Shreveport group to protest southern Louisiana pipeline

    January 1, 2017 1:33 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A newly formed Shreveport environmental activist group is making plans to travel to Baton Rouge to protest an incoming pipeline that many worry would hurt the environment. North Louisiana for Climate Justice was created on Friday at a Whole Foods market in Shreveport. Currently about a dozen members... more »
  • Feds block route of Dakota Access pipeline in ND

    December 4, 2016 5:42 PM

    CANNON BALL - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota. Corps spokeswoman Moria Kelley said in a news release Sunday that the administration will not allow the four-state, $3.8 billion pipeline to be built under Lake... more »
  • Judge asked to approve settlement over protest arrests

    December 1, 2016 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorneys have asked a federal judge to approve a settlement that awards up to $45,000 in cash payments to dozens of protesters arrested in Baton Rouge following a black man's fatal shooting by police. A court filing Wednesday spells out details of the settlement agreement with the... more »
  • Sheriff probing report of shots fired in pipeline protest

    November 13, 2016 5:58 PM

    MANDAN, N.D. - Authorities in North Dakota are investigating a report of multiple shots fired during a weekend protest against the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Morton County sheriff's spokesman Rob Keller on Sunday said the report of shots fired was received Saturday morning, when about 500 people... more »
  • 3,000 take part in Los Angeles Trump protest

    November 12, 2016 12:50 PM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - About 200 people have been arrested in Los Angeles after a mainly peaceful protest over the election of Donald Trump as president. Police say about 3,000 people took to the streets Friday night, winding up near City Hall after several hours of marching. Some waved American flags... more »
  • Police searching for gunman in Seattle shooting; 5 injured

    November 9, 2016 11:15 PM

    SEATTLE - Authorities say a man escaped on foot after firing into a crowd and wounding five people outside a convenience store in downtown Seattle. Seattle Assistant Police Chief Robert Merner says four men and one woman were hurt Wednesday evening after an argument of some kind near Pine Street... more »
  • Officer sues Black Lives Matter activist over protest injury

    November 7, 2016 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge police officer who claims he was injured during a protest after a deadly police shooting in July is suing prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson, who was arrested during the protests. The unnamed officer's lawsuit says he was struck in the face by... more »
  • Trump protester says he wasn't planted by Dems

    November 6, 2016 12:26 PM

    WASHINGTON - A protester involved in a scuffle at a Donald Trump rally in Nevada is denying accusations that he is an operative for Democrats. Austyn Crites says he is a 33-year-old registered Republican who has donated money to Hillary Clinton's campaign and canvassed for her last week because he... more »
  • Florence police use tear gas to quell anti-govt protesters

    November 5, 2016 12:25 PM

    ROME - Hooded youths taking part in an anti-government protest in the Italian city of Florence have attacked police with cobblestones, sticks and other objects and police have responded with tear gas. Italian media said one officer was injured on the leg in the clashes Saturday, apparently from a firecracker.... more »
  • North Dakota borrows $4M more to police protests

    November 1, 2016 8:59 PM

    BISMARCK, N.D. - A North Dakota legislative committee has approved an emergency request to borrow an additional $4 million to cover policing costs for the protest of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The state's Emergency Commission borrowed $6 million from the state-owned Bank of North Dakota in September. Officials say... more »
  • Facebook users checking in at pipeline protest to confuse law enforcement

    October 31, 2016 5:33 PM

    CANNON BALL, North Dakota - It's unlikely all the people Facebook users see check in at Standing Rock Indian Reservation are actually there; instead, they're part of a social media force in an on-going fight over a pipeline. Hundreds of thousands of people have checked in - a Facebook... more »
  • Pipeline protest prompts more than 80 arrests

    October 22, 2016 5:44 PM

    MANDAN, N.D. - Authorities in North Dakota say 83 people were arrested Saturday at a construction site of the Dakota Access pipeline. The Morton County sheriff's office says about 300 protesters trespassed three miles onto private property Saturday morning. The sheriff's office says officers used pepper spray when some protesters... more »
  • Jackson statue remains despite protest to remove monument

    September 24, 2016 4:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Police and protesters confronted each other Saturday in the French Quarter during a planned protest to pull down the Andrew Jackson statue in Jackson Square by force. Malcolm Suber, the leader of “Take ‘Em Down NOLA” told WGNO that his group planned to use ropes and... more »
  • Protesters gather for 5th day in Charlotte

    September 24, 2016 2:34 PM

    CHARLOTTE - Several dozen people have gathered at a Charlotte park located just blocks away from the city's police department for a rally and march. People wore shirts that say "black lives matter" and "support the Charlotte movement" while they waited for speakers to take a makeshift stage in front... more »
  • Protest erupts in northeast Charlotte after deadly officer-involved shooting

    September 20, 2016 11:42 PM

    CHARLOTTE - Police in North Carolina have shot and killed a person who they say was armed and posed a threat. A statement from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said officers were at an apartment complex on Tuesday looking for a suspect with an outstanding warrant when they encountered a person - not... more »
  • Goodell doesn't agree with Kaepernick's actions

    September 7, 2016 2:59 PM

    NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell disagrees with Colin Kaepernick's choice to kneel during the national anthem, but recognizes the quarterback's right to protest. Asked by The Associated Press about Kaepernick's decision not to stand before games when the national anthem is played, Goodell says: "I support our players... more »
  • Some military vets tweet support for Kaepernick's protest

    August 31, 2016 11:29 AM

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Colin Kaepernick's protest of the national anthem is apparently winning support from some military veterans on Twitter. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback sparked controversy during the NFL's preseason by sitting instead of standing during the "Star-Spangled Banner." Kaepernick says he's protesting what he describes as oppression... more »
  • Obama: US should reject despair after shootings

    July 12, 2016 3:36 PM

    DALLAS - President Barack Obama says the shootings of five Dallas police officers would appear to have exposed the "the deepest fault line of our democracy" but that Americans must reject such despair. Obama spoke Tuesday at the memorial service for the five, honoring the work of law enforcement... more »
  • Hungry viewers call for 'Tailgate for Peace' as protests continue

    July 10, 2016 7:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – As protests continue across Baton Rouge Sunday afternoon, some WBRZ viewers are coming together to plan a "Tailgate for Peace." The idea for the peaceful potluck was cooked up in an unlikely place: the comments section of a Facebook Live stream. As hungry viewers waited for... more »
  • Details emerge on veteran linked to Dallas sniper shootings

    July 8, 2016 10:25 AM

    DALLAS - Micah Xavier Johnson was known by his family and neighbors as an "Army strong" veteran who served in Afghanistan and loved playground basketball back home in suburban Dallas. He's now known more widely as the 25-year-old armed suspect killed Friday just hours after five police officers were fatally... more »
  • Protests for $15 wage expected at McDonald's headquarters

    May 25, 2016 9:33 AM

    OAK BROOK, Ill. - Protesters demanding a higher minimum wage are expected to march on the McDonald's Corp. headquarters near Chicago ahead of the fast-food giant's annual shareholders' meeting. Organizers say the protests will begin Wednesday morning with a strike at the Rock N Roll McDonald's in downtown Chicago. Striking... more »
  • Hundreds march across New York bridge for stricter gun laws

    May 7, 2016 9:24 PM

    NEW YORK - Hundreds of people have marched across a New York City bridge to demand stricter gun laws. Saturday's fourth annual march across the Brooklyn Bridge was organized by the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. The march started at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn and went... more »
  • LSU students threaten to disrupt campus events over officer's comments

    April 12, 2016 12:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A small gathering of about 30 LSU students rallied together Monday night to discuss what to do about a police officer's comments about rape they found offensive . They're frustrated by this quote from LSU spokesman Lt. Kevin Scott in the student newspaper "The Reveille": "If you... more »
  • Pot activists smoke outside the White House

    April 2, 2016 8:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - Activists smoked marijuana outside the White House to send their message that the drug shouldn't be considered dangerous. Protesters planned to display a 51-foot-long inflatable "joint" at Saturday's demonstration. However, protest organizer Adam Eidinger said the Secret Service wouldn't allow it, citing security concerns. Possession of up to... more »
  • Chicago schools to close as teachers launch one-day strike

    April 1, 2016 3:56 AM

    CHICAGO- Picket lines and protests will likely meet students and parents who show up at Chicago school buildings Friday. Teachers in the nation's third-largest district are launching an unprecedented one-day strike. They say it's aimed at getting lawmakers to adequately fund education and other programs. The walkout will close schools... more »
  • Probe ongoing into pepper spray incident at Trump rally

    March 31, 2016 12:34 PM

    JANESVILLE, Wis. - Police say they're still looking for the man suspected of pepper spraying a 15-year-old girl during an altercation at a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Wisconsin. Janesville police said early Thursday that investigators had located the suspect, but police Lt. Keith Lawver later said... more »
  • Hundreds protest after DA decides not to charge two Minneapolis officers in fatal shooting

    March 30, 2016 10:08 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Hundreds of people have converged at the Hennepin County Government Center to protest the lack of charges against two Minneapolis officers involved in the fatal shooting of a black man in November. Some demonstrators initially gathered at the site of the Nov. 15 shooting of 24-year-old Jamar... more »
  • LSU students removed from Capitol after senate chamber disruption Play Video

    February 29, 2016 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Two LSU students were removed from the state Capitol Monday afternoon after causing a disruption in the senate chamber. Peter Jenkins was escorted out of the Capitol after dropping a banner that read, “Save Our Schools #SOSLA.” Security quickly grabbed the banner and removed the students.... more »
  • Detroit teachers plan protest at court hearing on sick-out

    January 25, 2016 4:30 AM

    DETROIT- Detroit teachers plan to protest before a judge hears arguments in a case that could force teachers to stop skipping school. A so-called sick-out by teachers has repeatedly forced the Detroit district to close schools during the past two weeks, keeping thousands of students at home. A judge will... more »
  • Texas mosque draws protest, counter-protest demonstrations

    December 12, 2015 7:08 PM

    RICHARDSON - About 20 people, half of them armed with rifles, rallied outside a suburban Dallas mosque against Islamist violence and Syrian refugee resettlement. The demonstration organized by the Bureau of American-Islamic Relations drew a counter-demonstration by about 50 people. An Associated Press photographer reported that while there were frequent... more »
  • Black Lives Matter protesters target dancing cop's new gig

    November 30, 2015 11:45 AM

    EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - More than two dozen protesters attended a scheduled appearance of a retired Providence police officer known as the "Dancing Cop," but the ex-officer himself did not show. Tony Lepore has been drawing heat after he protested outside a Providence coffee shop because an employee wrote... more »
  • Chicago protest to target main shopping area

    November 27, 2015 10:22 AM

    CHICAGO - Not just holiday shoppers will be taking to Chicago's Magnificent Mile today. Also planned is a protest over the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by a white police officer. The black teen was shot 16 times. Protesters say they'll be marching down part of Michigan Avenue, in... more »
  • University of Missouri president resigns over racial tensions

    November 9, 2015 7:01 AM

    COLUMBIA, Mo.- The president of the University of Missouri System says he is resigning amid student criticism of his handling of racial issues. President Tim Wolfe said Monday that his resignation is effective immediately. The announcement came at a special meeting of the university system's governing body, the... more »
  • Tarantino, condemned by police, gets support from protesters

    October 29, 2015 5:20 PM

    NEW YORK - Organizers of a rally against police brutality are speaking up in support of filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, who has been condemned by the New York Police Department's commissioner and police associations over his remarks at the weekend event. The Academy Award-winning filmmaker on Saturday joined demonstrators in the... more »
  • Planned Daughters of the Confederacy meeting protested

    September 10, 2015 8:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Some LSU students are unhappy that a meeting of the United Daughters of the Confederacy is planned this week at a campus convention center. Students say they plan a demonstration at the Lod Cook Hotel and Conference Center. The United Daughters of the Confederacy was founded in 1894... more »
  • Jindal to show anti-abortion videos at Planned Parenthood rally Play Video

    August 20, 2015 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's office said large-screen projectors will play videos released by an anti-abortion group during a Planned Parenthood protest at the Governor's Mansion Thursday afternoon. Jindal's office said the screens will play the videos from the Centers for Medical Progress on a loop during the... more »
  • NOLA City Park tree sitter pleads guilty; gets community service

    July 16, 2015 11:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A nature activist who sat in a cypress tree for 12 days in an ill-fated protest to stop construction of a new golf course on a wild chunk of New Orleans' City Park has pleaded guilty to criminal trespassing and resisting arrest. He was ordered to do... more »
  • Rally held in Lafayette Square

    June 29, 2015 8:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A rally was held at Lafayette Square over the weekend by whites against white supremacy. The demonstration comes in the wake of the debate over the Confederate flag and other southern symbols, like the Robert E. Lee statue. Protesters say Lee's statue promotes racist thinking, but others... more »
  • CATS employees protest

    June 15, 2015 8:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Bus Drivers for the Capital Area Transit System are speaking out against their CEO. Dozens of drivers switched shifts in protests over the weekend. They say they're protesting against Bob Mirabito for a range of issues that include: not handling customer complaints, safety issues, and firing employees... more »
  • Waco shooting - biker protest

    June 7, 2015 6:45 PM

    WACO, Texas- Several hundred bikers have protested outside a courthouse in Waco over the continued jailing of more than 100 bikers, friends and family members three weeks after a deadly shootout at a restaurant. Bikers proclaimed their constitutional rights and held signs Sunday outside the McLennan County courthouse. The protest... more »
  • Experts: Convictions will be tough to win in Baltimore case

    May 2, 2015 11:58 PM

    BALTIMORE - Baltimore's top prosecutor acted swiftly in charging six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a grave spinal injury as he was arrested and put into a police transport van, handcuffed and without a seat belt. But getting a jury to convict police officers of murder... more »
  • Baltimore's prosecutor faces big test 4 months into job

    May 1, 2015 4:45 AM

    BALTIMORE, MD.- Baltimore's chief prosecutor is just 35 years old and has been on the job for less than four months. Now she's facing the biggest challenge of her career: deciding whether evidence supports criminal charges against police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby ousted... more »
  • Students urging La. lawmakers to stop college budget cuts Play Video

    April 15, 2015 1:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Angry and worried college students rallied on the Louisiana Capitol steps and launched a "No Funds No Future" Twitter campaign, trying to stop deep budget cuts to their schools. They also packed a House Appropriations Committee hearing Wednesday to personally ask lawmakers to keep higher education from... more »
  • Penn St students protest against frat over nude photo posts

    March 20, 2015 12:04 PM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - More than 100 Penn State University students and other supporters are demonstrating against a fraternity accused of posting photos of nude or partly nude women, some asleep or passed out, on an invitation-only Facebook page. The protest took place Friday during a snowstorm in front of... more »
  • BR General focused on patients, staff ahead of ER closure Play Video

    March 19, 2015 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge General Hospital is focused on patients and staff, as the closing of the Mid City Emergency Room approaches. To make the transition as effective as possible for patients and employees, they have expanded their Bluebonnet ER, added jobs and beds and sent information to area... more »
  • ER closure the talk of the town Thursday in Baton Rouge

    March 19, 2015 5:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The talk of the town today is the health care of people in Mid City. There are two events to discuss the closure of the emergency room at Baton Rouge General Mid City. The group Together BR is holding a press conference Thursday to ask Our... more »
  • Hundreds gather outside police station in Ferguson

    March 13, 2015 1:56 AM

    BC-US--Ferguson Calm prevails in Ferguson after shooting of police officers Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos. AP Video. By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press FERGUSON, MO - Protesters called for calm but vowed to keep pushing for change in Ferguson a day after the shooting of two officers... more »
  • Protest planned at home of frat member behind racist chant

    March 11, 2015 12:47 PM

    DALLAS - A protest is planned outside the Dallas home of a former University of Oklahoma fraternity member who was shown in a video chanting a racial slur. The president of a Dallas-area advocacy group, the Next Generation Action Network, says a peaceful protest is planned Wednesday evening outside the... more »
  • CATS workers protest broken buses, broken promises Play Video

    February 5, 2015 7:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Capital Area Transit System workers gathered to protest at the CATS terminal on Florida Boulevard and raise concerns over bus maintenance and safety. "We have a lot of buses that aren't safe on the road," Driver's Union President Naomi Guy told News 2's Rebecca Buchanan on... more »
  • LSU beefs up security for prayer rally Play Video

    January 22, 2015 7:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police will beef up their security in anticipation of protests at Saturday's prayer rally where Governor Bobby Jindal will take center stage at an event that's gotten a lot of criticism. Protestors say they're OK with the prayer. "The protest isn't against prayer at all,"... more »
  • GOP pushes abortion bill through House

    January 22, 2015 12:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republicans have muscled legislation through the House tightening federal restrictions on abortions, as thousands of abortion foes staged their annual protest march just down the street. The House approved the broadened abortion curbs by a near party-line 242-179 vote. The White House warned that President Barack Obama would... more »
  • Protests over police killings of black men continue to end of 2014

    January 1, 2015 11:05 AM

    BOSTON - Amid the celebrations welcoming the new year, there have been continued protests related to recent police killings of unarmed black men. Activists in Boston staged a peaceful "die-in" during the city's popular New Year's Eve celebration known as First Night. Dozens of people participated in the brief protest... more »
  • Chipotle apologizes for NY worker's police protest

    December 30, 2014 2:01 AM

    NEW YORK - Two Chipotle chief executives have apologized to New York City police officers who were greeted by a restaurant employee making the "hands up, don't shoot" gesture popular with protesters. Co-Chief Executive Officers Steve Ells and Monty Moran said in a statement Monday that the employee's action appeared... more »
  • Protesters of police killings march on DC

    December 13, 2014 1:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - Thousands of protesters have marched to the Capitol, where relatives of several black men who died in incidents with white police officers are addressing the crowd. Civil rights organizations held the Saturday march and rally to bring attention to such deaths and call for legislative action. Among the... more »
  • Hundreds to protest police inaction over rapes

    December 12, 2014 12:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Hundreds of demonstrators are planning to march Saturday from the French Quarter to City Hall to speak out against the New Orleans Police Department's mishandling of hundreds of rape and child abuse cases. The march comes a month after an inspector general's report found five police detectives... more »
  • Scores in New Orleans Brown-Garner 'die-in'

    December 6, 2014 7:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Scores of people protested the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police in New York and Ferguson, Missouri, with a "die-in" at a ritzy New Orleans mall. About 50 lay down under the Christmas tree and across the floor at Canal Place, where shops... more »
  • Garner protesters disrupt New Orleans light show

    December 4, 2014 10:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans residents held a "die in" at a holiday light show to protest grand jury decisions against indicting white police officers in the deaths of a black man in New York City and a black teen in Ferguson, Missouri. Some protesters lay in the road... more »
  • LSU students hold 'die-in' Ferguson protest

    December 1, 2014 1:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Students at LSU held a "die-in" demonstration Monday to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict the Missouri police officer who shot and killed a black teen earlier this year. The students lay down in chalk outlines near the campus quad, holding a sign which... more »
  • 16 arrested as demonstrations return to Ferguson

    November 29, 2014 10:26 AM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - Authorities say a sixteenth person was arrested during an overnight protest near the Ferguson police station. St. Louis County Police spokesman Shawn McGuire says only one of those arrested is from the St. Louis area and that eight are from New York City. McGuire says 15 people... more »
  • Ferguson protesters storm St. Louis City Hall

    November 26, 2014 1:29 PM

    ST. LOUIS - Authorities have arrested at least two people at a protest over the Ferguson grand jury decision in which several demonstrators stormed City Hall in St. Louis. An undetermined number of protesters made it into the building Wednesday while shouting "Shame, shame." The protest march included several hundred... more »
  • Southern students hold Ferguson march

    November 26, 2014 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University held a protest march Wednesday in protest of the failure to indict the Ferguson Police officer for shooting and killing an unarmed black teen in Missouri. The marchers took to the street around 11 a.m., beginning in the courtyard of the Smith-Brown Memorial Union... more »
  • LSU community gathers for Michael Brown vigil Play Video

    November 25, 2014 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU community gathered Tuesday evening for a peaceful vigil and protest regarding a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer who shot a black teen in Ferguson, MO. About 200 people chanted, "we are tired." They said they have had enough of the... more »
  • Uncertainty fuels speculation on Ferguson decision

    November 24, 2014 2:07 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - The final weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday has passed without a grand jury decision on whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in connection with the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The grand jury met Friday to consider possible charges against Darren Wilson. It's expected to meet... more »
  • Protesters flash 'Hunger Games' sign at Thai PM

    November 19, 2014 1:57 AM

    BANGKOK, Thailand - Five Thai university students have been detained by police and soldiers after giving a three-fingered salute inspired by "The Hunger Games" to junta leader-cum-prime minister in a daring move protest. The students, wearing T-shirts showing the phrase "Don't Want a Coup," stood in front of Gen. Prayuth... more »
  • Second day of protests take shape in St. Louis

    October 11, 2014 11:22 AM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - Hundreds are gathered in downtown St. Louis for a second day of organized rallies to protest Michael Brown's death and other fatal police shootings in the area and elsewhere. The crowd appeared larger than the ones seen at Friday's protests. While the main focus is on recent... more »

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