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Suspects Nabbed in 'Black Lives Matter' Shooting

Suspects in Minneapolis attack that injured 5 may be charged with hate crimes

(Newser) - Two of three men accused of shooting into a crowd near a "Black Lives Matter" protest Monday night in Minneapolis, injuring five, have been arrested, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. A 23-year-old white suspect, who the police tell the Washington Post will be identified after being formally charged, was... More »

5 Shot Near 'Black Lives Matter' Protest

Witnesses say white supremacists opened fire after lurking for days

(Newser) - Minneapolis cops are seeking three white male suspects after a Monday night shooting that injured five near a "Black Lives Matter" protest outside the Fourth Precinct police station, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune . Per Black Lives Matter rep Miski Noor, "a group of white supremacists showed up at... More »

Student Protesters Occupy Occidental's Admin Building

Another diversity-related protest is making headlines

(Newser) - The latest higher education campus to see protests over racial issues: California's Occidental College, where whites make up 50.6% of the student body and minority students say the campus climate is inhospitable. Students have been protesting over diversity issues, with a list of demands including more programming and... More »

Trump, Carson Call Out Mizzou Protesters

Top GOP candidates say student protesters are 'disgusting' and 'infantile'

(Newser) - The two leading GOP presidential candidates don't think much of the students continuing to protest the University of Missouri's handling of racial incidents. NBC News reports Donald Trump called the protesters "disgusting" and "disgraceful" during an interview Thursday. He accused them of being unreasonable, saying, "... More »

Planned Parenthood Foe Sued for Being Too Loud

He's facing a restraining order and $5,000 fine

(Newser) - Maine's attorney general said Tuesday that she has sued a protester who she says yelled so loudly outside a Planned Parenthood facility that he disrupted health care services there. Janet Mills filed the complaint against Brian Ingalls, 26, under the state's civil rights act. Mills said he violated... More »

Mass-Media Prof Asks for 'Muscle' to Remove Journo

Mizzou activists mob photographer, cameraman, tell them to leave 'safe space'

(Newser) - A University of Missouri photojournalist on freelance assignment for ESPN found himself in a confrontation with student activists Monday as they tried to ban him from the tent city they'd set up on campus in response to recent racial strife there, the New York Times reports. A tense video... More »

Group Offers $5K to Heckle Trump During SNL Gig

'We're hoping someone can throw Trump off his game'

(Newser) - Donald Trump's much-hyped Saturday Night Live appearance is this weekend, and it seems one protest group is actually excited for it. "They're doing it for ratings," Luke Montgomery tells the Hollywood Reporter . "We are going to try to steal their thunder and steal the spotlight.... More »

NYPD Union: Boycott 'Cop-Hater' Tarantino's Films

Police union not pleased with director after he called cops 'murderers' at NYC rally

(Newser) - NYPD Officer Randolph Holder was shot dead Tuesday, and by Saturday Quentin Tarantino was in Washington Square Park, protesting "murderers"—not the ones going after cops, but the cops themselves. "When I see murders, I do not stand by … I have to call a murder a... More »

Man's Mission: Get 'Sucky' Renoir Out of Our Museums

Max Geller's voice is gaining traction on Instagram

(Newser) - Whether it's an honest complaint, a joke, an attempt to start a discussion about larger issues, or some combination, one thing is clear: Max Geller's protest of French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir's work is gaining traction. After a petition to remove Renoir's work "from our national... More »

Some Brazilian Protesters Call on Prez to Kill Herself

200K take to the streets to protest bribery scandal, shrinking economy

(Newser) - Some 200,000 protesters made their voices heard yesterday in 200 cities across Brazil, protesting a shrinking economy and a bribery scandal involving government-controlled oil company, Petrobras, reports the Guardian . A protest in Rio de Janeiro resembled a party, with some wearing bathing suits and snapping selfies as samba music... More »

Man, 80, Sets Self on Fire Over WWII Brothels

He had joined protesters demanding apology from Japan for 'comfort women'

(Newser) - For more than 20 years, South Korean activists have organized weekly protests in front of Seoul's Japanese Embassy to demand an apology for its women and girls who were used as sex slaves by the Japanese military during World War II, reports the AP . But while those demonstrations have... More »

Locals Sweep Up Shattered Baltimore

Volunteers come together to clean up damage from yesterday's violence

(Newser) - Some Baltimore residents aren't standing by idly in the mess after yesterday's violence . Volunteers took to the streets today to clean up their "Comeback City." Gawker has culled a series of tweets showing images of helpers picking up debris on the roads and sidewalks, sweeping up... More »

'Mom of the Year' Smacks Kid Protester in Baltimore

Woman apparently recognized kid on TV throwing rocks at cops, went to the scene

(Newser) - A Baltimore woman who reportedly saw a young man she knew (some speculate it's her son) on TV throwing rocks at police during city protests took matters into her own hands—literally, per WMAR . A video shows her yesterday dragging a teen sporting a face-covering sweatshirt away from the... More »

Orioles COO: Baltimore's Poor Should Be Our Focus

Amid protests, John Angelos tweets 'political elite' caused 'economic devastation'

(Newser) - The Baltimore landscape is becoming more dire as police and demonstrators continue to clash following today's funeral for Freddie Gray , who died while in police custody on April 12. And when protests about Gray's death initially started turning violent on Saturday, local sports broadcaster Brett Hollander took to... More »

Why College Adjuncts Are Walking Out Today

National Adjunct Walkout Day aims to draw attention to teachers' plight

(Newser) - Adjunct instructors struggle with lower pay and far less job security than their tenured counterparts, and today, they plan to take a stand against it: It's National Adjunct Walkout Day, Inside Higher Ed reports. The walkout was conceived by an anonymous adjunct at San Jose State University in October,... More »

NY Mayor: No Protests Until After Funerals

Mayor de Blasio urges people to 'step back'

(Newser) - New York's mayor today called for protests and political debate to pause until after funerals are held for two officers shot and killed inside their patrol car this weekend by a man vowing retaliation for the deaths of black men at the hands of white police. "I think... More »

Black Effigies Hung by Necks at UC Berkeley

This 'could have been racially motivated,' school rep says

(Newser) - Amid nationwide protests against police brutality, effigies of three black people hung by their necks turned up on UC Berkeley campus in northern California yesterday—but was it racism or politically inspired art? "We are unsure of the intent," a school spokeswoman tells the AP . The effigies, one... More »

Thousands Across US Protest Police Killings

25K reported at rally in Washington

(Newser) - Thousands of protesters marched across the country today—past the White House in the nation's capital, along iconic Fifth Avenue in New York, and in the middle of Nashville's honky-tonk district—to call attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police and urge... More »

'Sweet Home Alabama' Gets Cop in Trouble at Chicago Protest

Officer played song at demonstration against police tactics

(Newser) - The Chicago Police Department says it will discipline an officer who played "Sweet Home Alabama" over a police-cruiser loudspeaker during a march protesting police treatment of African Americans. The song is considered an anthem to Southern pride. Some interpreted his playing of the song during last week's march... More »

Cop Pulls Gun on Oakland Protesters

CHP officer to chief: 'I didn't know if we were going to make it out alive'

(Newser) - Apparently in fear for his life, a cop pulled a gun on a group of 30 to 50 people in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday night as crowds protested the killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. According to a California Highway Patrol chief, Avery Browne, the plainclothes detective, caught on camera... More »

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