Stories tagged: "protests"


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‘He’s Pulling Us All Apart’: Americans Deeply Unhappy With Trump

Just 24% of Americans say the country is headed in the right direction, down from 42% in March, and Trump’s overall approval rating sits at 39%.

LGBTQ community members join in support with Black Lives Matter protesters holding signs and chanting slogans on an intersection in West Hollywood, Calif. on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
While Marching for Black Lives, LGBTQ Protesters Faced Homophobic Slurs From Police

Officers have been accused of lobbing homophobic slurs, sexually harassing LGBTQ people, and intentionally misgendering transgender protesters.

FILE - In this June 1, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump departs the White House to visit outside St. John's Church, in Washington. Part of the church was set on fire during protests on Sunday night. Walking behind Trump from left are, Attorney General William Barr, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  Milley says his presence “created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics.” He called it “a mistake” that he has learned from.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
America’s Top Military Official: ‘I Should Not Have Been’ at Trump’s Photo Op

Army Gen. Mark Milley said he was wrong to have accompanied the president on his June 1 walk through Lafayette Square to St. John’s Church, where Trump held a bible aloft in an awkward publicity stunt.

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Breonna Taylor Would Have Been 27 Today. This Woman Is Making Sure She Isn’t Forgotten.

“June 5 was already marked in my head as a significant date because it’s my mother’s birthday. And realizing that we’re connected on that small level, it tugged at my heartstrings. I wanted to do something.”

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Medic Training, Legal Aid, and Counseling: How Protesters Lift Each Other Up

While social media and the increased adoption of newer technologies have facilitated greater coordination between organizers in cities across the country, Charlotte can thank its history of civil unrest for stronger coordination between activists.

Protesters walk down East Vine Street in Lexington, Ky., during a rally against the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor on Sunday, May 31, 2020. (Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)
The DEA Is Now Allowed to Spy on You If You Attended a Protest

In its request for extraordinary powers, the DEA cites the “violence and looting” of the widespread national protests.

President Donald Trump walks in Lafayette Park to visit outside St. John's Church across from the White House Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. Part of the church was set on fire during protests on Sunday night. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
How Trump Is Using the Protests — and the Language of War — to Campaign for Re-Election

President Trump signaled he would stake his reelection on convincing voters his forceful approach to addressing the protests was warranted.