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NAACP Marching from Ferguson to Governor's Mansion

Plus: mayor announces efforts to broaden police demographics

(Newser) - The Journey for Justice has begun: The NAACP has launched a march from Ferguson, Mo., to the state capital of Jefferson City, KSDK reports. "This is a peaceful march and we're seeking systemic, fundamental reform of policing in this country," says the organization's president and CEO,... More »

Thousands March for Gun Control in Washington

Newtown residents join rally: organizers

(Newser) - Thousands of people, many holding signs with the names of gun violence victims and messages such as "Ban Assault Weapons Now," joined a rally for gun control on today, marching from the Capitol to the Washington Monument. Leading the crowd were marchers with "We Are Sandy Hook"... More »

Trayvon Marchers Hit Streets Nationwide

Tampa, Columbia, Chicago among cities hosting protests for Trayvon Martin

(Newser) - A weekend of rallies for Trayvon Martin kicked off today with about a thousand marchers at a busy intersection in Tampa, Florida, and hundreds more in Columbia, SC, MSNBC reports. Many in Tampa carried Skittles and wore hoodies, as Martin did on the day he was gunned down by a... More »

Wall Street March Prompts Police Brawl

15 arrested in showdown

(Newser) - After the cleanup of Wall Street protesters' Zuccotti Park base was postponed , the occupiers were feeling inspired—so they poured onto Broadway for a new march. The result: 15 arrests, the New York Post reports. Police were waiting for protesters, who were blocking traffic; cops pursued and grappled with protesters,... More »

Pittsburgh G-20 March Proceeds Peacefully

Demonstration free of violence that marked yesterday's protests

(Newser) - Protesters again marched in Pittsburgh today while world leaders met at the G-20 summit, but the demonstration has so far been peaceful, in marked contrast to the mayhem that marked yesterday’s rally. The demonstration, organized by the antiwar Thomas Merton Center, made its way across town after an opening... More »

Fad or Movement? March Tests Sway of Tea Parties

Vocal minority could hurt Republicans, critics say

(Newser) - The “Tea Party Express” bus has rolled into Washington today for a “Taxpayer March” to the Capitol, and if you listen to organizers, it’s the start of a real political movement. “You can’t manufacture this kind of thing,” says a conservative radio host. A... More »

Ayers, Rev. Wright Team Up for Middle East Peace

Obama's former liabilities joke about their roles

(Newser) - Two of the toughest thorns in Barack Obama's side during the presidential campaign joined together in Chicago yesterday for the first time, the Tribune reports. The Rev. Jeremiah Wright and William Ayers shared a stage at a kickoff rally for a march for Mideast peace. It was their work on... More »

G20 Protest Draws 35K to London Streets

(Newser) - Security patrols for next week's G20 summit, take note: A protest in London today drew an estimated 35,000 people, about three times as many as expected, the Guardian reports. Organizers of the march—a coalition of unions, church groups, and charities—are pushing for movement on “jobs, justice,... More »

Judge's Restoration Is Cause for Joy, Hope in Pakistan

(Newser) - Pakistan’s chief justice has been reinstated, inspiring not only celebration but renewed hope among that country’s citizens, the New York Times reports. Happy lawyers—central to the popular effort—and others camped out on the lawn of Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry’s home today, but his victory is seen... More »

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