Protests

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#ResistanceInPhilly Rocks Republican Congressional Retreat

Thousands of protesters descended on a GOP retreat in Philadelphia featuring Donald Trump, Mike Pence and other Republican leaders. Herewith, some photos and videos from the action. 

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#SanctuaryCampus Protests Demand Safe Havens for Undocumented Students Across Country

The protests emerged in response to Donald Trump’s committment to cutting federal funding to sanctuary cities and deporting millions of undocumented immigrants.

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READ: Transcript of the Keith Lamont Scott Shooting Video

The New York Times just released a video, recorded by Keith’s widow Rakeyia, which shows what happened before and after the fatal shooting in Charlotte. For those who can’t bear to see yet another Black life taken, we have the transcript.

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Keith Lamont Scott Killed by Cop, Sparks Protest and Unrest in Charlotte

Officer Brentley Vinson fatally shot Scott while executing a warrant for another man. Police say Scott was armed—his family says otherwise.

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Advocacy Orgs File Complaint Over Baltimore PD's Phone-Tracking Technology

The complaint says the department disproportionately uses “stingray” technology, which allows police to track the location of cell phones.

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Federal Judge Seals Alton Sterling's Autopsy Report

The parish coroner William “Beau” Clark says this is the first time a judge has sealed a report from his office.

In New York City's Times Square a multiracial crowd protests against the fatal police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

How to Prepare Yourself for a Protest—and What to Do If You End Up in Cuffs

Some seasoned activists expect to be arrested and jailed for protesting against racialized police violence. If you’re not one of those people, here’s what to do before you go to a demonstration and steps to take if you end up in police custody. 

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#DNCInPhilly Finale: An Anti-Uber Protest, a Rooftop Mural and Other Notable Actions from This Week

The Democratic National Convention provided activists from a wide range of causes with a huge, national platform. Here’s a quick roundup of some of the notable actions that we couldn’t cover in real time.

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72 Hellish Hours of Protest, Riot Police and Mass Arrests

From Baton Rouge to St. Paul to Los Angeles, hundreds hit the streets this weekend to protest the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. There were hundreds of arrests, and, in several faceoffs, demonstrators were knocked to the ground by police and stepped on.

Chicago Mayor Apologizes for Laquan McDonald’s Slaying. The People Are Not Interested

Not only did Rahm Emanuel’s speech spark more calls for his resignation, but a state rep introduced legislation to allow for his recall.

Baltimore Police Didn't Allow Rihanna Permit for Free Concert, Walking with Protestors

The superstar wanted to hold a free concert and join protesters in the wake of the protests after Freddie Gray’s murder, but was not allowed to, according to recently-surfaced internal police memos. 

White Americans Think Protesting Improves Nation—Unless Black Folks Are Involved

A new study reveals that white people think protesting makes the United States a better place. Unless the people doing it are black.

A Visual Guide to Global Outrage Over Mike Brown and Eric Garner

Here’s how the movement grew online.

LeBron James, Brooklyn Nets Wear 'I Can't Breathe' Shirts in Front of Royals

Another game-day protest.

John Legend Hires Food Truck to Feed NYC Protesters

The singer has thrown himself into the political moment.

More Than 80 #ThisStopsToday Actions Planned Nationwide for Thursday

Actions are taking place in 29 states plus the District of Columbia. Here’s where to find them.

Nationwide Protests Erupt for Mike Brown After Grand Jury Fails to Indict

Here’s a look at different scenes from across the country.

Want to Know When the Wilson Indictment Decision Comes Down?

There’s a doc for that.

75 Planned Actions for Darren Wilson Grand Jury Decision

And the list is growing.