CollectionsProtest
IN THE NEWS

Protest

NEWS
December 13, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
The marchers gathered by the steps of the Camden County Police Department, many holding signs. "Don't Shoot," "Camden Can't Breathe," the signs read. In front of the group of nearly 25, most of them city residents, an empty gray casket lay on the ground. Six men picked up the casket and walked it down Haddon Avenue, turning left toward the federal courthouse. Police cruisers blocked traffic at intersections as the marchers crossed. The peaceful gathering Thursday, which ended at City Hall, was meant to protest the police-involved deaths of black men in Missouri and New York, but also to focus on police actions in Camden.
NEWS
December 11, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dozens of student protesters went to a holiday party at the home of the University of Pennsylvania's president Tuesday, but spreading good cheer was not on their minds. Carrying signs - "Black Lives Matter" and "No PILOTs, No Peace" - the students protested the death of Michael Brown, the black man killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., as well as Penn's refusal to make payments to help the city's cash-strapped public schools. Penn president Amy Gutmann joined in the Ferguson protest but did not back down from the university's position on the payments.
NEWS
December 9, 2014 | By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Staging a "die in" to highlight perceived racial injustices by police against black people, protestors planned to lie in the streets near Lincoln Financial Field after the Philadelphia Eagles game Sunday. Led by a group of clergy and lay people called POWER (Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower and Rebuild), the event is an example of "people of faith [stepping] into the public sphere in powerful ways," according to a POWER statement. The protestors planned to gather at 7 p.m. at the northeast corner of Broad St. and Pattison Ave. to lie in the street for four and one-half minutes to symbolize the four and one-half hours that the body of Michael Brown, 18, lay in the street on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo. Brown was killed by Police Officer Darren Wilson.
NEWS
December 9, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan and Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writers
About 200 demonstrators staged a "die-in" Sunday night after the Eagles game, lying silently in the cold street to protest perceived racial injustice by police against African Americans. The brief event unfolded peacefully after the Eagles' loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Most of the exiting fans streamed by without comment, though a handful cursed at the demonstrators. One unidentified man shouted, "Shoot them all!" several times but his taunts went unanswered. At least 50 Philadelphia police officers, some on bicycles, were on hand, positioning themselves between the protesters and the fans.
NEWS
December 7, 2014 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
STUDENTS AT THREE city magnet high schools staged a die-in yesterday to protest recent grand-jury decisions in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City, involving black men killed by white police officers. Students at Masterman, Central and Science Leadership Academy all lay on the floor for 4 minutes, 30 seconds to mark the 4 hours, 30 minutes that Michael Brown's body was left on the ground after being shot by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. Organizers said the schools began to plan the events independently, but then coordinated them - although carried them out at different times - to send a strong message.
NEWS
December 7, 2014 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
Anger and anguish over police killings in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y., continue to bubble up across the region, with city school students, teachers, and the teachers' union president speaking out Friday. At three Philadelphia schools, students staged a "die-in" as a statement against police brutality and racism. At midmorning, 100 students at Masterman High School assembled in a first-floor hallway during their lunch period. They sat or lay down silently, some holding "Black Lives Matter" signs, others closing their eyes or staring straight ahead.
NEWS
December 5, 2014 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Second of two parts   'We have to support the people in Ferguson," said Kashara White, 22. "We can't let them be shot by rubber bullets while we sit here twiddling our thumbs worrying about who got shot next. We have to put our bodies on the line. " White was standing in the streets of Philadelphia on Nov. 25, the day after a grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson, who on Aug. 9 fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. White took part in a peaceful demonstration in Philadelphia, one organized largely via social media.
NEWS
December 5, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
THERE WAS PLENTY of rocking around the City Hall Christmas tree last night. For about two hours, a group of protesters railing against grand-jury acquittals of cops in the deaths of two men in Missouri and New York were locked in a sonic battle with choirs, dancers and other performers at a tree-lighting ceremony in the City Hall courtyard. "We're out here protesting against the killing of Mike Brown, Eric Garner and all the other black men who are killed in our streets," Nayo Jones, a member of Black Lives Matter and the organizer of the protest, said at the base of the 35-foot Norway spruce.
« Prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|