Several media outlets and public figures say people protesting the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of officers are chanting for “dead cops.” Here’s where this idea came from.
“By the way if anyone feels they can’t breathe or their lives matter I’ll be at the movies tonight, off duty, carrying my gun,” Officer Phillip White tweeted.
Protests erupted Thursday in Chicago, Boston, and other cities. It was the second night of demonstrations after a grand jury cleared the officer involved in the chokehold-related death of Eric Garner.
Benny Tai, Chan Kin-man, Chu Yiu-ming surrendered on Wednesday and were released. The decision came after police arrested at least 40 protesters this weekend.
One woman’s legs were pulled under the car. Her injuries were not life threatening.
A federal court issued a preliminary injunction Monday against law enforcement officers’ unwritten policy to arrest protesters who don’t keep moving. A lawsuit against the police department is ongoing.
The clashes injured hundreds of people and began as protesters marched on the home of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The protesters have called for Sharif’s resignation.
Dismissed as “agitators” and “fools,” Ferguson’s young protesters are actually ordinary young black men — and some women — who are leaderless but united by anger. And some don’t think the old civil rights guard achieved much: “I feel in my heart they failed us.”
People gathered across the country Thursday for a national moment of silence to pay tribute to Michael Brown, who was fatally shot on Saturday.
After a shocking rise in race hate crimes, people are taking to the streets.
“I am a policeman, I’m just doing my job.”
Over the past two weeks, tens of thousands of people from all over Brazil have flooded the streets of the nation’s cities in what are the largest protests the country has seen in 20 years.
Davide Martello, an Italian-born pianist and composer, took to a piano in Gezi Park in Turkey Wednesday in an attempt to calm tensions between the riot police and protesters. Tuesday morning authorities entered the park to remove political banners and clean.
SPOILER: They aren’t his biggest fans.
Police resorted to flash-bang grenades and pepper spray to move the crowd out of the downtown area of Seattle Wednesday night.
Many of the attackers wore T-shirts bearing the image of the late president and were chanting pro-Chávez slogans, Associated Press reports.
A graphic video posted on YouTube purports to show an attack on a group of protesters in Syria on Wednesday, Feb. 6. The UN believes as many as 60,000 individuals have been killed in Syria since March 2011.
An increasingly anti-American sentiment in Russia has led to the passing of a new law that would ban American citizens from adopting Russian children. The bill puts into limbo the fate of 52 orphans who were in the process of being adopted by Americans.
A man and a woman representing codepink.org held these signs up in front of NRA chief Wayne LaPierre. The man was removed from the room shouting, “We need to stop the killing, the NRA is killing our children.” According to LaPierre, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”
Tea Party protests. Agency deception. White House confusion. Partisan smoke, and few straight answers, on the campaign trail.
Paramedic students in Kashmir staged a sit-in today to protest their grades. So policewomen beat them with batons (warning: some images are graphic).
Jesus nerds, meet comic book nerds….you guys actually have a lot in common. Spotted outside the convention center in San Diego.
Two protesters and an Obama official say “Good Jobs Now” protesters are compensated for their time. A protest leader denies it.
Mitt Romney rescheduled an event at a Pennsylvania WaWa Saturday after Obama supporters rallied at the bus tour stop. Instead of confronting the protesters, Romney stopped at a WaWa several towns over, but the it cost him local headlines.
Aliaa Maghda El-Mahdy is a 20-year-old political activist from Cairo who has gained infamy in Egypt for posting the following nude photos as a feminist statement against radical Islamic oppression. Pot, consider yourself stirred.
#Occupy Wall Street is on the move. It finally reached Andy’s room and Toy Story.
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Somehow this interview with Occupy Wall Street’s Jesse LaGreca never made it on the air. (via the New York Observer)
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Disturbing yet strangely beautiful photos of riot police using hoses to spray magenta colored water on a crowd of opposition members, gathered outside of Kampala to mourn protesters who were killed earlier this year. Repression has never been so photogenically surreal.
Ashton Kutcher’s Twitter was hacked while he attended the TED Conference. Someone posted a tweet saying Kutcher had been “punk’d” and asked, “Dude, where’s my SSL?” Then there was a follow up referencing “protesters around the world.” Seems like a missed opportunity for a “Butterfly Effect” reference.
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Is that footage from Wisconsin?
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