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Willie Nelson Irks Some Fans With Concert First

Singer will perform in Texas at Beto O'Rourke rally, Nelson's first public show for a political candidate

(Newser) - A free Willie Nelson concert in the heart of the Lone Star State seems like something that would attract fans of all political stripes, but there's a good chance the Sept. 29 event will feature a largely left-leaning crowd. That's because the country crooner is headlining a "... More »

LeBron Speaks on Nike Kaepernick Campaign

'I stand with Nike, all day, every day'

(Newser) - Clutching his young daughter in his arms, LeBron James said on Tuesday that he "stands with Nike," a clear reference to the company's Colin Kaepernick ad campaign . The basketball superstar—and new Los Angeles Laker —made the remarks as he received an award Tuesday for both... More »

Leader Arrested as Protesters Attempt Highway Shutdown

The Rev. Gregory Livingston calmly told Illinois State Troopers: 'Arrest me'

(Newser) - Police arrested the organizer of an anti-violence protest that sought to shut down part of an expressway near Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Labor Day. Per the AP , the Rev. Gregory Livingston spoke calmly to an Illinois State Police trooper as other protesters and dozens of other... More »

1.4K Google Workers on Secret China App: 'Urgent Ethical Issues'

Employees sign letter demanding to know what they're working on amid censorship hubbub

(Newser) - There had already been rumblings of Google employees who'd complained or defected from the company altogether to avoid having to work on a censorship-friendly search app reportedly being made for China. Now about 1,400 employees who are still there have banded together in a more cohesive way, penning... More »

Cops Say Officer Was Assaulted During Charlottesville March

Hundreds of anti-racists marched in Va. city

(Newser) - Virginia authorities say they are investigating an assault of a Charlottesville police officer who was knocked down during a anti-racist demonstration related to a deadly 2017 far-right rally, the AP reports. Hundreds of people marched in Charlottesville on Saturday to mark the anniversary of the far-right "Unite the Right"... More »

Trump Warns NFL Players: 'Find Another Way to Protest'

President isn't happy some players kneeled, did other protests during anthem in preseason games

(Newser) - Is it football season already? It must be, based on President Trump's tweets from Friday morning. After reports filtered out about some NFL players kneeling, raising their fists, and taking part in other forms of protest during preseason games on Thursday evening, Trump once more railed against those who... More »

Cops Hit Tour de France Riders With Tear Gas

Police were stopping a farmers' protest, but the spray inadvertently affected bicyclists

(Newser) - Because Tour de France bicyclists needed another physical challenge: Cops accidentally hit some of them with tear gas on Tuesday. It happened as officers were breaking up a farmers' protest that interrupted the 16th stage, reports Australia's ABC . The farmers, upset at slashed government funding, had blocked the road... More »

Police Shooting Sparks Violent Clash With Protesters

Unidentified man was shot multiple times in Chicago

(Newser) - Chicago police clashed with a large crowd Saturday after an officer shot and killed a man on the city's South Side, the Chicago Tribune reports. Protesters threw rocks and bottles at officers and four were arrested as cops struck people with batons and dragged them to the ground. The... More »

Trump 'Quite Stung' by London's Blimp

Inflatable depicting president as baby rises over Parliament

(Newser) - London has seen countless strange sights over the centuries—but a blimp depicting President Trump as an angry orange baby rising outside the Houses of Parliament is a new one. The blimp—part of protests against Trump's visit that are planned in dozens of British cities—went up Friday... More »

Trump Visit Requires Biggest UK Police Mobilization Since 2011

Massive protests expected during 'working visit'

(Newser) - President Trump arrives in Britain on Thursday for his first visit to the country as president—and although he has boasted that he is "very popular" in his mother's homeland, he won't be receiving a universally warm welcome. The Guardian reports that massive protests are expected during... More »

At Patriot Prayer March in Portland, Cops Declare Riot

After reports of assaults between group, antifa, march permit is revoked

(Newser) - Police in Portland, Oregon, declared a riot and ordered participants in a march by Patriot Prayer to disperse after officers saw assaults and projectiles being thrown. Police said Saturday that some arrests were made at the downtown protest, reports the AP . The problems occurred as two opposing protest groups—Patriot... More »

Across US, Thousands March to Protest Immigration Policy

More than 700 marches planned, from LA to Appalachia

(Newser) - They wore white. They shook their fists in the air. They carried signs reading: "No more children in cages," and "What's next? Concentration Camps?" In major cities and tiny towns, thousands of marchers gathered across America, moved by accounts of children separated from their parents at... More »

Black Sedan Bulls Through Police-Shooting Protest

Hundreds engage in protest on the streets of Pittsburgh

(Newser) - Hundreds of people hit the streets of Pittsburgh on Friday for the third straight night to protest the police shooting of an unarmed teen, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Angry over the death of Antwon Rose, 17, the protesters stopped and sang outside PNC Park just before 10pm as fans tried... More »

US Student Held in Vietnam Apologizes on State TV

Texas' Will Nguyen detained June 10 during protest

(Newser) - Until Tuesday, American graduate student Will Nguyen had last been seen June 10 in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City, his bloodied face hidden by a bag as police dragged him away shoeless. His appearance Tuesday on state television, where he admitted to taking part in an anti-China protest, did... More »

How New Yorkers Dealt With Ranting Lawyer: Mariachi Party

Protesters gathered outside Aaron Schlossberg's apartment Friday evening

(Newser) - If Aaron Schlossberg really is bothered by people speaking in different languages, he maybe got an earful Friday night. A party of sorts, complete with music and maracas, erupted outside of the Upper West Side apartment of the New York City lawyer caught on video berating restaurant workers for conversing... More »

Russian Cops Arrest Nearly 1,600 in Protests

Among them, Alexei Navalny

(Newser) - Russians angered by the impending inauguration of Vladimir Putin to a new term as president protested Saturday in scores of cities across the country—and police responded by reportedly arresting nearly 1,600 of them, the AP reports. Among those arrested was protest organizer Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who... More »

After His Power Grab Comes a Surprise Turn: 'I Was Wrong'

Armenia's leader, a Putin ally, abruptly resigns amid protests

(Newser) - A surprising turn of events this week has focused attention on the former Soviet state of Armenia: There, longtime leader Serzh Sargsyan abruptly resigned on Monday amid protests accusing him of a blatant power grab. "I was wrong," Sargsyan, an ally of Vladimir Putin, told the nation. As... More »

Teachers in 2 More States Walk Off the Job

Educators in Oklahoma, Kentucky are protesting everything from pay and pensions to state budgets

(Newser) - First teachers in West Virginia did it. Now educators in Oklahoma and Kentucky are walking out on their jobs and rallying at their respective state capitols, reports CNN . The issue, as it was in West Virginia, is money, though the particulars vary. In Kentucky, teachers are marching over the state... More »

He Was Shot in School in 2016. Now, Punishment for a Protest

Cooper Caffrey gets detention for March 14 student walkout

(Newser) - It shouldn't be surprising that a survivor of a school shooting might want to demonstrate against gun violence in schools—but maybe a little bit surprising that his school would punish him for it. That's the plight of Cooper Caffrey, a sophomore at Madison High School in Ohio,... More »

Protests Over Police Shooting Result in Sparse NBA Crowd

Game in Sacramento was delayed as protesters converged on arena in name of Stephon Clark

(Newser) - Body camera and helicopter footage of Sacramento police officers firing some 20 rounds at a 22-year-old father of two holding only a cellphone is out—and the reaction is intense. A day after the videos and 911 call audio were released, protesters blocked the entrance to Sacramento's Golden 1... More »

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