Fifteen minutes before the start of Tuesday’s Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting, Johnny Hampton stood in the entrance of the courthouse, using a bullhorn to lead a crowd of about 70 protesters in chants of “Harry Must Go.”
About a half-dozen protesters disrupted a state budget hearing Monday by unfurling a banner accusing the Mississippi Department of Corrections of killing inmates.
It took about three minutes for a protester to stand up in the middle of the capacity crowd gathered for Dr. Willie Parker’s lecture at Mississippi State University and heckle the speaker.
Protesters in North Carolina toppled a nearly century-old statue of a Confederate soldier Monday at a rally against racism.
Organizers for two groups on opposite ends of the political spectrum are unhappy with a protest route designated for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, arguing it restricts their free-speech rights and creates the possibility of clashes.
To Rakeem Jones, flanked on all sides by uniformed sheriff’s deputies, it was more than just the shock of being ejected from a political rally for Donald Trump. The black man felt as if he was being transported back in time.
Mass protests have blocked highways, overtaken town squares and disrupted government buildings.
Eleanor McCullen clutches a baby’s hat knit in pink and blue as she patrols a yellow semicircle painted on the sidewalk outside a Planned Parenthood health clinic on a frigid December morning with snow in the forecast.
The painted line marks 35 feet from the clinic’s entrance and that’s where the 77-year-old McCullen and all other abortion protesters and supporters must stay under a Massachusetts law that is being challenged at the U.S. Supreme Court as an unconstitutional infringement on free speech. Arguments are set for Wednesday.
The federal probation violation investigation targeting the man behind the anti-Muslim video inflaming the Middle East is proceeding slowly and privately, reflecting the explosiveness of the case.
Protests by tens of thousands of Pakistanis infuriated by an anti-Islam film descended into deadly violence on Friday, with police firing tear gas and live ammunition in an attempt to subdue rioters who hurled rocks and set fire to buildings in some cities. Three people were killed and dozens injured on a holiday declared by Pakistan’s government so people could rally against the video.