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Eric Garner's Mom: Protests Are 'Just So Awesome'

Garner family members moved by national protests

(Newser) - Eric Garner's family has a message for protesters: We're pretty impressed. Two family members of the man who died in a police chokehold say they're touched by public demonstrations that began after the white police officer involved was not indicted in Garner's death, reports the AP... More »

What Protests? Walmart Has Biggest-Ever Black Friday

But company, organizers disagree on how many workers took part

(Newser) - So, how 'bout them Walmart protests ? Apparently the demonstrations had little impact on the company's business, because according to the Sacramento Bee , Walmart has reported its best-ever Black Friday and says it served 22 million customers yesterday alone. Among the astounding numbers: Since last night, Walmart has... More »

More Protests Rock Anaheim After Police Shootings

Five arrested, one injured in yesterday's melee

(Newser) - Protesters once again faced off with Anaheim police yesterday after an officer shot and killed an unarmed man Saturday . More than 600 demonstrators thronged outside City Hall while a meeting was being held inside, and things got violent: Patio chairs were thrown through a Starbucks window, the windows of at... More »

Protesters to Swarm BofA Annual Meeting

Demonstrations planned for shareholder meeting today

(Newser) - Today’s annual Bank of America shareholder meeting is going to be a little crowded: Protesters are planning to show up in full force at the bank’s headquarters in Charlotte, NC. The demonstrators, inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement, are calling their group 99% Power and plan on... More »

30 Students Pepper-Sprayed in Santa Monica

They chanted against cuts and fees outside trustees meeting

(Newser) - At least 30 Santa Monica College students were pepper-sprayed when they chanted outside a trustees meeting last night to protest budget cuts and fee hikes. "I got pepper-sprayed with no warning," said one student, 21, who had been standing in a hallway outside the meeting. A college spokesman,... More »

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