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Violence in Venezuela

Massive protests have broken out in Venezuela against the nation's President.

  Deadly violence and uncertainty within Venezuela this morning. The South American nation (home to the world’s largest oil reserves) is seeing large-scale political protests all across the country. The unrest comes after Venezuela’s president, Nicolas Maduro, appeared to be trying to silence political opposition. Venezuela’s Supreme Court recently stripped the opposition-controlled legislature of its powers. Maduro’s opponents have taken…

NC bill toughens penalties against ‘economic terrorists’

RALEIGH, N.C. (WFXB) – Broken windows, stores looted, interstates shut down. Cities across the country have dealt with the burden of disruptive protesters recently, but now North Carolina is cracking down on what they call ‘economic terrorists.’ Under House Bill 249, protesters who damage property or block traffic can be charged as economic terrorists, which is defined as a person…

A Day Without Immigrants

Immigrants nationwide stayed home from work to protest the President's new immigration policies.

  Immigration protests shut down restaurants, grocery stores, and other businesses across many parts of the country yesterday, as immigrants stayed home from work to protest the changes  in US Immigration and enforcement policies. President Trump weighed in on immigration during a news conference at the White House. Last night,  a US Appeals court officially suspended proceedings over the President’s…

Victory at Standing Rock: DAPL project halted

(CNN) –  It’s a celebration months in the making. The Dakota Access Pipeline easement to cross the Missouri River has been denied. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe has been at the center of the protests. The tribe has argued the pipeline could compromise its water supply and threaten several cultural sites. Protesters admit this fight may not be over, as construction…

Protests Pop Up After Officer Cleared

  A Charlotte police officer will not face criminal charges in the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott. The District Attorney believed the officer acted in self defense and cleared all charges. Scott’s family say he was holding a book, not a gun, at the time of the shooting. The incident with was caught on camera and ignited protests in…

Winter weather and emergency evacuation won’t stop DAPL protesters

(CNN) – After nearly five months of protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline, officials are turning up the pressure…telling demonstrators to leave now or face the consequences. Officials issued a December 5th deadline for demonstrators to leave the protest site, and warned protesters Tuesday that they’ll start blocking supplies and people from entering the campsite. Neither the official warnings nor the…

Protests into riots

Anti-Trump protests continue across America; Trump calls for action from Obama, Clinton

(CNN) – Rallies against president-elect Donald Trump continued across the nation for the second night in a row. Police say that protests in Portland, Oregon got out of hand, tweeting that rallies turned into riots Friday morning. The tweet said that someone threw projectiles at officers and damaged some cars. At one point, police announced “everyone” would be under arrest…and…

‘Not my president’

Anti-Trump protests erupt across the country

(CNN) – Almost as soon as the presidential election was called early Wednesday morning, naming Donald Trump as president-elect, people took to the streets, protesting the results. And as the sun rose and then fell again, crowds have grown larger and larger, marching in over a dozen cities across the country. In cities like Austin, Texas and Des Moines, Iowa, students…

Election Protests

Anti-Donald Trump protests have broken out across the country.

  People upset about Donald Trump’s election win protested throughout the United States. Large demonstrations took place in cities like Dallas, Philadelphia and New York, the latter seeing thousands outside of Trump Tower. Protestors in Washington, D.C. say they’re saddened by Trump’s surprise victory. Both Hillary Clinton and President Obama have called for Democrats to accept the results, with President…

Anthem Dissent

More football players are joining in the protest by not standing for the National Anthem.

  As the NFL regular season begins, one more polarizing story lines of the preseason continues. San Fransisco 49er quarterback Colin Kapernick has been protesting what he says are racist police practices and behaviors by taking a knee during the the National Anthem.  As the visibility of Kapernick’s actions rises, so have the stakes. Several other players in the league…