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.
December 12, 1989 |
Helen Delano hugs the Rev. Stephen Jones outside the federal courthouse in Center City yesterday as Roman Catholic, American Baptist, United Methodist and Presbyterian clergy and nuns protest U.S. military aid to El Salvador and worship in memory of the Nov. 16 Jesuit university slayings. The Rev. David Kuh of St. Luke's Snyder Avenue United Methodist Church said 16 protesters were arrested at noon as they knelt to block the entrance to the courthouse and each drew a fine of $25.
July 11, 1996 |
Officer Ron Clemens stands guard at the mayor's office in City Hall yesterday after a visit from Archdiocese of Philadelphia officials, who dropped off 40,000 postcards protesting Mayor Rendell's order granting benefits to partners of some non-unionized gay and lesbian city workers.
February 26, 1992 |
Members of the hospital workers' union picket yesterday outside Hahnemann University Hospital in support of an early contract settlement. Their contract expires June 30. Participating in the demonstration were leaders of several other local labor unions.
September 14, 1989 |
Some 75 protesters from the Philadelphia Alliance for Human Needs marched into Council chambers today chanting "shame, shame" for what they claim is a lack of housing for the poor, and a need for funding for AIDS programs and other services for the needy. They arrived just before Council began its first fall meeting.
September 8, 2011
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL rarely upholds a protest. And the one filed by the Phillies in wake of crew chief Joe West's decision to use instant replay to review a home run and then call rightfielder Hunter Pence out for fan interference was no exception. The terse announcement read in its entirety: Major League Baseball announced today that Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations Joe Torre has denied the formal protest filed by the Philadelphia Phillies regarding their Sunday, September 4th game against the Florida Marlins at Sun Life Stadium.
April 26, 1986
It distresses me greatly to see the world demonstrating against our air strike in Libya. When Leon Klinghoffer was murdered, he never got a demonstration. The same holds true for the 11-year-old girl killed at the airport, or the mother, daughter and baby blown out of the plane, or the young soldier killed in the German nightclub; they never got a demonstration. Why protest for the Libyan or Arab dead only? What about our own? Shame, America! Your demonstrations make Moammar Khadafy look like a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize.
October 19, 1990 |
Edward Zubrow, special assistant to Schools Superintendent Constance Clayton, talks with students from the High School for the Creative and Performing Arts who protested yesterday outside the Board of Education Building. The protesters were seeking help against recent assaults on students by youngsters in the school's South Philadelphia neighborhood. In response, the School District said it will provide shuttle bus service to the Broad Street Subway and other linkups to school.
May 16, 1992 |
Eight members of the People's Democratic Uhuru Movement, decrying the acquittal of ex-Philadelphia police officer, Rodney Hunt, demonstrate outside the Police Administration Building, 8th and Race streets, yesterday, Hunt, who now wants his job back, killed Sean Wilson with a dozen bullets after Wilson first shot the off-duty officer in the foot with a .357 magnum revolver and then fled.
October 1, 2012 |
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Several thousand people poured into the streets of Haiti's capital on Sunday to protest the government of President Michel Martelly. It was among the biggest demonstrations this year in Port-au-Prince against the first-time leader as he tries to rebuild the impoverished nation following a powerful 2010 earthquake that displaced more than a million people and destroyed thousands of homes. Demonstrators' complaints included the high cost of living, rising food prices and allegations of corruption as they snaked through the poorer neighborhoods Port-au-Prince.