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July 15, 2012 | By Ian Deitch, Associated Press
JERUSALEM - An Israeli protester set himself alight during a rally Saturday night marking the anniversary of a wave of demonstrations that swept the country to protest the high cost of living and other social issues, authorities said. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the man in his 40s poured flammable liquid over himself at a protest in Tel Aviv and set himself on fire. He was later rushed to a hospital, where he was being treated for serious burns, Rosenfeld said. Israel's Channel 10 TV showed footage of the man on fire.
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May 8, 1987 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
There she is, smartly dressed in red, trim and blond, eagerly plugging her new book on the perils of popular culture. Tipper Gore is sitting at a card table at Encore Books on Walnut Street, happy to autograph copies of her book, Raising PG Kids in an X-Rated Society. But wait - she is not swamped by similarly worried parents or even pin- striped shoppers on their lunch hours. Outside, a dozen teenagers stand holding protest signs. And inside, she is surrounded by kids with rainbow- colore d hair, spiked jackets, shredded jeans, and earrings.
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August 9, 1997 | JIM MacMILLAN/ DAILY NEWS
About 50 people in wheelchairs blocked the driveway at the Greyhound bus terminal in Center City yesterday to protest the company's failure to provide access for the handicapped to its buses. Police made no arrests.
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August 3, 1994 | GEORGE MILLER/ DAILY NEWS
The Grim Reaper, dressed in the dark robe of death, walks around the chalk- outlined bodies of 75 protesters sprawled across the sidewalk in front of the Sun Co. building at 18th and Market streets yesterday. Pretending to be corpses, the demonstrators held signs to their chests in protest of any changes to ease laws enacted to reduce air pollution
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July 6, 1989 | SAM PSORAS/ DAILY NEWS
Pro-life demonstrators sing and pray in the rain yesterday morning outside the Northeast Women's Center on Comly Road in Northeast Philadelphia. Their protest closed the clinic for a while until they were threatened with arrest and dispersed. Some then joined a demonstration at the Reproductive Health and Counseling Center in Chester, where nearly 100 people were arrested. The protests came two days after the Supreme Court ruling that permits tighter restrictions on abortion.
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August 11, 2004
RECENTLY, I've seen numerous announcements of various groups planning to "protest the Republican National Convention. " These announcements do not talk about, say, "protesting Bush's policies" or "protesting Republican support of big business at the expense of labor and the middle class. " No, they say they will be protesting the convention - one of the hallmarks of our democracy. Direct your protests at the actual issues - rationally, calmly, one-by-one. Don't feed the conservative stereotype of liberals as emotional noisemakers.
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May 17, 1993 | MICHAEL MERCANTI/ DAILY NEWS
Members of Dignity Philadelphia lock arms yesterday outside the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul. Some two dozen members of the group, an organization of lesbian, gay and bi-sexual Catholics, staged a demonstration inside and outside the cathedral to protest Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua's stand aginst the proposed domestic-partnership legislation before City Council. When the cathedral's pastor, Msgr. James Howard, began reading from Bevilacqua's letter, Dignity members got up from their seats and walked out of church.
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January 17, 1991 | JUANA ANDERSON/ DAILY NEWS
Part of a crowd that swelled to about 200 people demonstrates against the war outside Independence Mall. Protesters, who later formed a human chain to block traffic on Market Street between 5th and 6th, carried a black coffin and shouted "No blood for Bush!"; "Money for AIDS, not for war!" and "Stop the bombing now!"
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June 26, 2015 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
TEACHERS AT Olney Charter High School learned yesterday that school administrators are expected to slash 36 jobs due to a deficit, the Daily News has learned. Additionally, Olney Principal Jose LeBron's contract was not renewed by the school's charter operator, ASPIRA Inc. of Pennsylvania, multiple sources familiar with the situation told the People Paper. LeBron, a former school district principal, has worked at Olney since it opened as a charter in 2011. Earlier in the day, LeBron held a morning meeting and informed staff that a $2.3 million budget gap would result in the loss of 22 teachers and 14 noninstructional positions from the high school, according to teachers at the meeting.
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June 19, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
Twice this month, gun proponents took to Nottingham Road in West Deptford to protest outside State Senate President Stephen Sweeney's home. The protesters wielded signs, some bearing the face of a South Jersey woman killed this month, as they asserted that Sweeney, a Democrat, was to blame for tight gun restrictions in the state. But that type of demonstration would be prohibited in West Deptford if an ordinance introduced Wednesday night by the township committee gains final approval.
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June 14, 2015 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Clearview Regional High School's decision to take down a public display of a student police brutality project this week sparked controversy on social media and a student sit-in at the Gloucester County school. Four students hung the project, one of several in a humanitarian studies class, on a school wall Tuesday morning. It included a human silhouette with hands raised, cut from black construction paper and accompanied by the words, "Hands up, don't shoot!" and surrounded by statistics, prose, and photographs mounted on red paper.
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May 30, 2015 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two and a half years ago, Krista Sperber rode out Hurricane Sandy inside her Belmar home. She; her husband, Michael Irwin; and a few neighbors gathered for a hurricane party, and watched as five feet of water surrounded their neighborhood in 15 minutes, she said. "In hindsight, the storm was the fun part," she said Thursday as she sat on a red, white, and blue bus surrounded by 20 other members of the New Jersey Organizing Project. The group was created by Sandy survivors seven months ago to put pressure on state officials to fix the state's troubled "reconstruction, rehabilitation, elevation, and mitigation" (RREM)
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May 25, 2015 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
People saying they are concerned about the health and environmental implications of food made with genetically modified organisms gathered Saturday afternoon in Center City for a rally and march calling for mandatory labeling of "GMO foods. " Philadelphia's "March Against Monsanto" was one of hundreds taking place Saturday in cities around the world, a coordinated effort to bring attention to genetically engineered foods and to criticize Monsanto, the multinational agricultural company that has been a leader in producing genetically modified seed to farmers.
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May 24, 2015 | BY JOE BRANDT, Daily News Staff Writer brandtj@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
EIGHT PEOPLE were arrested Thursday after a vigil honoring female victims of police brutality erupted into a scuffle with Philadelphia Police, authorities said yesterday. The vigil was "part of a wider call to action, a call to remember," said Taylor Johnson, an organizer with the Philly Coalition for Racial, Economic And Legal Justice, an activist group known for its participation in several "Black Lives Matter" demonstrations. Johnson said yesterday that demonstrators at the Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue vigil were moving south toward Oxford Street when they saw the arrest of a homeless man who boarded a SEPTA bus without paying the fare.
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May 3, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was Thursday evening, rush-hour traffic was clogging Locust Street, and hundreds of protesters on an anti-police brutality march were moving among the cars, headed toward Rittenhouse Square. Sgt. Eric Gripp, the Philadelphia police spokesman who runs most of the department's social media accounts, snapped a picture from somewhere in the crowd. "The peaceful protest stops at 15th and Locust to express their 1st amendment rights," he posted on the department's Twitter account, @phillypolice.
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May 3, 2015 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
A national day of protest against confining undocumented-immigrant mothers and children is expected to draw busloads of activists to rallies in Leesport, Berks County, and two towns in Texas on Saturday, organizers say. The target of local activists' ire is the 85-bed Berks County Residential Center. Along with the family detention facilities in Dilley and Karnes, Texas, the Berks center is maintained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The coordinated protests are designed to raise consciousness about the plight of immigrant families incarcerated together.
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May 2, 2015 | By Jeff Gammage, Aubrey Whelan, and Sofiya Ballin, Inquirer Staff Writers
Hundreds of demonstrators surged through Center City on Thursday evening to angrily denounce police violence, at one point surrounding a squad car, and later grappling in a tense push-and-shove that saw officers ready their batons. Despite the tumult, noise, and moments of high tension - including a rush to reach and take over the Vine Street Expressway - nothing was broken and no one was seriously hurt. Police said they made three or four arrests; two of those arrested were released several hours later, to the cheers of some in the crowd.
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April 27, 2015 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
A national gun-control campaign aimed at "bad apple" firearms dealers took aim in South Philadelphia on Saturday as advocates staged a demonstration in front of a major gun wholesaler and retailer near Front Street and Tasker Avenue. Several dozen protesters led by the Washington-based Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence singled out Firing Line Inc. for having sold, over the years, dozens of guns that later were used in crimes or in some other way ended up in the possession of law enforcement authorities.
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