Tag: Protest

U.N. Experts Warn 'Undemocratic' Anti-Protest Bills Threaten Free Speech

Following Donald Trump’s presidential win, lawmakers in at least 19 states have introduced legislation to restrict the right to protest, even making it legal to run over protesters blocking traffic, or allowing officers to clear the road by “any means necessary.” Maina Kiai and David Kaye, U.N. experts on freedom…

'Day Without a Woman': Women's March Sets Date for General Strike

Building upon the momentum of the worldwide protests against the Trump administration on January 21, Women’s March organizers announced “A Day Without a Woman” is scheduled for March 8, which is International Women’s Day. The organization tweeted Tuesday: In the spirit of women and their allies coming together for love…

Republicans Seek to Criminalize, Deter Peaceful Protesting

Republicans in eight states have proposed bills that would criminalize peaceful protesting a right that is guaranteed by the First Amendment. Initially, legislationwas proposed in five states: Iowa, Michigan, Washington State, Minnesota and North Dakota. The bill in North Dakota says motorists can freely run over protesters as long as…

What Do NYPD Officers Think of City Standoff Over #BlackLivesMatter

By Sheryl Estrada Kindness wasn’t on the agenda Tuesday during the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) meeting of delegates in Queens. According to the New York Daily News, the meeting, with about 350 in attendance, almost ended up in fisticuffs. Tempers flared, with members shouting at their president, Patrick Lynch, over…

'Sea of People' Take to City Streets Because #BlackLivesMatter

By Chris Hoenig New York’s Fifth Avenue was shut down Saturday by more than 25,000 marchers—the largest demonstration yet—in just one of many protests nationwide against the killing of unarmed Black people in America. The sea of protesters stretched for more than a mile on one of the Big Apple’s…