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Trump Petition Asks You to 'Show Your Patriotism'

Petition on GOP website is gathering names of those who stand for the anthem

(Newser) - Trump's ongoing battle with the NFL over national anthem protests continues, now in the form of a presidential petition. On Wednesday, the president tweeted his disappointment with the NFL's decision "that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem. Total disrespect... More »

Limbaugh: Trump's NFL Remarks 'Starting to Make Me Nervous'

Conservative talk-show host says he's 'very uncomfortable' with how president is acting

(Newser) - For the past few weeks, President Trump has been firing off tweets pressuring NFL athletes to stand during the national anthem—and for the NFL to make them do so —with his most recent post Wednesday claiming ( falsely ) that Commissioner Roger Goodell was "finally demanding" all... More »

As Trump's Attacks Persist, NFL Owners May Soon Give In

Owners meeting next week could require players to stand for anthem

(Newser) - No NFL player who has used the national anthem to protest against racism and police brutality has faced punishment from the league. That could be about to change. The Wall Street Journal reports NFL owners are scheduled to meet next week, and league spokesperson Joe Lockhart expects player protests "... More »

NFL Player Who Stood Alone Says He Is 'Embarrassed'

It was a mix-up, says Steelers' Villanueva

(Newser) - Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva stood alone during the national anthem while the rest of the team stayed in the tunnel before Sunday's game in Chicago—but he says it was an "embarrassing" mix-up, not a personal stand against NFL protests. Villanueva, a former Army Ranger who... More »

How Trump May Emerge as Victor in Anthem Fight

If NFL keeps losing fans, president emerges as winner, writes columnist

(Newser) - NFL players' reaction to President Trump in regard to the national anthem was, not surprisingly, a big topic on Monday's op-ed pages. Here's a sampling:
  • Wall Street Journal : The newspaper's editorial sounds fed up with everybody involved, blaming the left for initially exploiting the Colin Kaepernick situation
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Trump Attack Increases NFL Player Protests by 2,000%

More than 130 players sat, knelt, or raised their fists for national anthem Sunday

(Newser) - In the wake of President Trump calling for the firing of NFL players who protest during the national anthem, such protests increased by more than 2,000%. The AP reports more than 130 players sat, knelt, or raised fists for the national anthem during Sunday's day games; last week... More »

Slain Georgia Tech Student Was the One Who Called 911

2 officers injured in protest outside campus police HQ

(Newser) - A police car was set ablaze and two officers were injured at Georgia Tech Monday night after a vigil for a student shot dead by police was followed by violence. Police say three people were arrested and charged with inciting a riot and battery of an officer, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution... More »

In a Twist, Cops Were the Ones Chanting in St. Louis

'Whose streets? Our streets' went the refrain after arrests

(Newser) - A common chant could be heard on the streets of St. Louis Sunday night as protesters demonstrated over a police shooting. "Whose streets? Our streets" went the refrain, a common one used by Black Lives Matter protesters. This time, however, it was police officers who were doing the chanting,... More »

Cops Overwhelmed, Ed Sheeran, U2 Cancel St. Louis Concerts

9 arrested as protests rage a 2nd night over white cop's acquittal

(Newser) - Protests raged a second night in St. Louis over the acquittal of a white police officer in the death of a black motorist, with protesters breaking windows of dozens of businesses and throwing bricks at police. At least nine people were arrested in the unrest, which kept police so busy... More »

10 Cops Injured in St. Louis Protests

Police fired tear gas after mayor's window broken

(Newser) - Police in St. Louis used tear gas to break up protests Friday night after around 1,000 demonstrators surrounded the home of Mayor Lyda Krewson, hurling red paint and breaking a front window. Police say at least nine St. Louis officers and a Highway Patrol trooper were injured in the... More »

14 Arrested as Berkeley Protest Turns Violent

Alt-right protesters were vastly outnumbered

(Newser) - At least 14 people were arrested in Berkeley, Calif., Sunday as counter-protesters clashed with vastly outnumbered supporters of President Trump. Some of the 7,000 counter-protesters confronted a small group of "alt-right" protesters who had originally intended to gather for a "No to Marxism in America" rally that... More »

10-Day March Against White Supremacy to Begin Monday

The 100-mile march spans from Charlottesville to DC

(Newser) - Organizers have confirmed that a 10-day march from Charlottesville to DC protesting white supremacy will begin Monday, the Hill reports. Per NBC 4 , participants will march more than 100 miles over the 10 days, logging roughly 17 miles per day, and stay in churches along the planned route. “We... More »

White NFLer's Wife Offers 'Humble Reminder' After Protest

Seth DeValve's spouse: I'm proud he kneeled but focus should be on black players

(Newser) - On Monday night, a dozen or so Cleveland Browns players kneeled during the national anthem and formed a prayer circle, among them 24-year-old tight end Seth DeValve, ID'd as the first white NFLer to take a knee during such a demonstration for social injustice. DeValve's wife, Erica Harris... More »

Boston 'Free Speech Rally' Surrounded by 40K Protesters

Trump tweets, 'We will heal'

(Newser) - A "Free Speech Rally" Saturday in Boston ended shortly after starting when dozens of right-wing rally attendees were met by 40,000 counter-protesters, WCVB reports. The rally was organized by conservative and libertarian activists who had denounced the neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups in Charlottesville a week earlier, USA ... More »

After Charlottesville, ACLU Revises a Long-Held Stance

It won't defend groups who come armed to protests

(Newser) - If you're a hate group, you may be able to acquire a permit to hold a protest, but if you come packing firearms, don't expect the American Civil Liberties Union to come to your defense. Per the Wall Street Journal , that's the ACLU's new official position... More »

DOJ Wants Info on 1.3M People Who Visited Anti-Trump Site

Government files warrant to get IP addresses, more

(Newser) - The Department of Justice is demanding the IP addresses of more than 1.3 million people who visited an anti-Trump website, TechCrunch reports. According to Fortune , that information—along with photos, email content, and more being sought by the DOJ—could be used to identify anyone who visited DisruptJ20.org,... More »

Nuns Oppose Fracking Pipeline by Building Chapel in Cornfield

Natural gas pipeline would go through land they consider sacred

(Newser) - The sisters of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ order own land in Lancaster County, Penn., that they consider sacred. Now Williams, an energy company, wants to run a gas pipeline through that land—and the nuns have constructed a chapel on the grounds, in the middle of a... More »

There's a Massive Protest Happening Today—Online

More than 80K websites oppose FCC plan

(Newser) - There's a massive protest happening Wednesday—and it's taking place entirely online. CNBC reports more than 80,000 websites—including Amazon, Facebook, Google, Netflix, Reddit, Airbnb, and Twitter—are taking part in a "Day of Action" to oppose the FCC's plan to weaken net neutrality protections.... More »

As Protests Begin in Russia, One High-Profile Arrest

Alexei Navalny's wife tweeted he was arrested, but 'plans haven't changed'

(Newser) - As tens of thousands protest corruption throughout Russia on Monday, prominent opposition figure Alexei Navalny is not among them. Navalny was reportedly arrested 30 minutes before things were set to kick off in Moscow, with wife Yulia tweeting, "Alexei has been arrested in the entrance to our block of... More »

In Portland, Alt-Right Rally Met by Counter-Protests

14 arrested at dueling rallies

(Newser) - An alt-right "free speech" rally went ahead in Portland, Ore. Sunday despite the mayor's objections —and was met with three separate counter-protests on three sides. Around 3,000 counter-protesters, including labor groups and black-clad antifascist activists, gathered while a few hundred people, many with pro-President Trump signs,... More »

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