December 8, 1990 |
About 30 men and women, representing women's activist group from Philadelphia, Buck County and Delaware Coutny, picketed at various posts outside the Spectrum before last night's Sixers-Nuggets game. They where protesting comments about wife-beating made by the Sixers' Charles Barkley after a game Nov. 3. Barkley since has apologized and said the remarks were amde in jest.
October 21, 1988 |
Sign-toting Megan Thornborrow, 3, joins other children and parents this morning protesting the absence of a school crossing guard at Penn and Orthodox streets. Demonstrators say the intersection is used by students who attend three area schools, Frankford Friends, Marshall Elementary and St. Joachim's.
May 7, 1992 |
Chester residents, led by James Holland, on Saturday protested at the site of a proposed 650-cell state prison. Holland and about 60 other residents in a two-square-block area face losing their homes to make room for the $81 million facility. The residents' homes have been appraised at $10,000 to $15,000. The site is near the junction of Interstate 95 and the Blue Route.
April 14, 1988 |
Calling on more than 1,500 University of Pennsylvania students to "light the darkness cast by Louis Farrakhan's shadow," speakers protesting the message of the Nation of Islam minister rallied last night across from Irvine Auditorium on the Penn campus. "Can anyone say he is not a slave to his hate?" asked James Shmalo, 22, a senior and one of the rally organizers. "Let him stand up and say 'I am no longer racist.' Let him do something to fix the damage he has done. " Across 34th Street, Nation of Islam members and others were waiting to enter the auditorium and hear Minister Farrakhan.
June 30, 1987
There are more imaginative ways to celebrate the signing of the U.S. Constitution than trampling on the liberties the Constitution was created to protect. But the Philadelphia Police Department has never been big on imagination. The disclosure that as many as 25 undercover police officers have been infiltrating area political organizations has been coupled with the equally dangerous revelation that people are being kept from public events because they have the nerve to wear protest buttons or carry signs.
May 23, 2000 |
About 100 Masterman High School students marched from their Fairmount neighborhood school to the School District administration building downtown yesterday to protest the installation of metal detectors. Superintendent David Hornbeck suggested the students help draft the school's required safety plan. A Masterman administrator said the students were allowed an excused absence for the protest. Use of the detectors is being phased in this week at Masterman.
April 28, 1990 |
Francis Negro, realizing he can't applaud and hold a protest sign at the same time, puts the sign in his mouth. Negro was among some 300 people who gathered in South Philadelphia yesterday to protest the postponed opening of the Tolentine Community Center at 11th and Mifflin streets. Angry neighborhood residents charged that the city's Recreation Department failed to deliver the furniture and office equipment needed to set up the center's programs for young people and senior citizens.
January 2, 2012
Images of ultra-Orthodox Jews dressing up as Nazi concentration camp inmates during a protest drew widespread condemnation Sunday. Religious extremists are facing increasing criticism for their efforts to separate men and women in public spaces, and Saturday's protest, in which a child mimicked an iconic photo of a terrified Jewish boy in the Warsaw Ghetto, added to the outrage. Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews had gathered Saturday in Jerusalem to protest what they say is a nationwide campaign directed against their lifestyle.
April 17, 1987 |
Members of the North American High School Organization Network, a group supporting Jewish causes, demonstrated (right) at the U.S. Post Office on Marlkress Road in Cherry Hill yesterday on behalf of Jews in the Soviet Union. As part of the protest, they put mailing labels on empty matzo boxes (above) in preparation for sending them to Soviet officials, with each box accompanied by a letter asking Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to let Jews emigrate.
July 9, 2015 |
Charging that standardized tests harm students and waste government resources, a group of teachers and parents took to Independence Mall on Tuesday to promote the small but growing movement to opt out of such testing. The 25 protesters were joined by Jesse Turner, an education professor at Central Connecticut State University, who set out from Connecticut on June 11 on a march to the federal Department of Education in Washington to highlight and protest testing policies. Turner denounced the exams alongside teachers who held up signs - "Real Education, Not Data" - and used a microphone to call on Pennsylvania to divert its testing budget to arts programs and libraries.