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Tar Heel Teachers Protest

Teachers in North Carolina are the next group of educators to hold a massive protest.

  After teacher protests across the country, thousands of educators descended upon North Carolina state capital for the “March for Students and Rally for Respect,” using every form of communication to make sure their voices are heard. Many states cut school funding after the 2008 recession, and it has taken years to restore funding. This week North Carolina lawmakers say…

Charlottesville Chaos

Tension remains high in Virginia after racial clashes lead to the death of a woman and two state troopers.

Violence and bigotry in a Virginia college town led to three deaths and a community in shock. Thirty-two year old Heather Heyer died Saturday when a car ran into a crowd of counter-protesters. Plus, two state troopers monitoring Saturday’s mayhem were killed when their helicopter crashed. Dozens of others were injured in the clashes between white supremacist groups and those…

Protest Camp Cleared

Authorities in North Dakota cleared out a protest camp near the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.

  A large protest camp in North Dakota is now officially declared “cleared” by police. Authorities moved into the area yesterday, arresting nearly three dozen demonstrators who were still holding out there. The camp was in Cannon Bell, ND, near a controversial Dakota Access Pipeline site and had been ordered closed as of Wednesday. Police say the protesters who remained…

WATCH: Black Lives Matter leader attempts to snatch Confederate flag on live television

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WFXB) – Tensions were running high in downtown Charleston Wednesday as a lecture from Bree Newsome, the woman who notoriously took down the Confederate flag at the South Carolina Statehouse, sparked dueling protests at the College of Charleston. A protester jumped a barricade and attempted to snatch a Confederate flag away from a man and the incident was…

21 workers fired in South Carolina for taking part in ‘Day Without Immigrants’ protest

LEXINGTON, SC (WFXB) – ‘Day Without Immigrants’ closed restaurants and shops all across the country last week, and we even felt the effects here in South Carolina. But for some, the price of protesting was costly. Twenty-one people were fired from Encore Boat Building, LLC in Lexington County after taking part in the nationwide protest last Thursday. This past Friday, the…

SC group fly Confederate flags in downtown Charleston in protest

CHARLESTON, SC (WFXB) –  If you’ve been to downtown Charleston in the past couple of days, you may have spotted quite a few Confederate flags. Here’s why. The Secessionist Party is protesting the College of Charleston’s decision to host Bree Newsome, the woman arrested for climbing the flagpole at the state house and removing the Confederate flag in June of…

Store fires employee after customer claims she was racially profiled

OXFORD, AL (WFXB) – Victoria’s Secret is apologizing after a shopper claims she was racially-profiled in the store and asked to leave by the manager. Kimberly Houzah said she was shopping alone when an African American woman that she did not know quickly fled from the store.  Victoria’s Secret employees claim the unidentified woman was apparently shoplifting. Houzah says the manager…

‘Don’t be silent’

President Obama addresses Anti-Trump protests

(WFXB) – President Obama finally addressing the anti-Trump protests. “I would not advise people who feel strongly, or are concerned about, some of the issues raised during the course of the campaign, I wouldn’t advise them to be silent,” said Obama at a press conference in Germany on Thursday. Protests have broken out in cities across the country since Trump’s…

Pipeline Protest Fire

No damage has been reported following a fire near a Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp.

  The cause of a mysterious fire is under investigation after the small blaze was spotted near a protest camp in North Dakota, where demonstrators have been protesting the construction of a three billion dollar an oil pipeline. No injuries or damage was reported. Local officials say they were not able to respond to the flames due to the terrain….