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Paid protesters? They’re real — and a Beverly Hills firm that hires them stands accused of extortion in a lawsuit

October 21, 2018 |

Paid protesters are a real thing.

Crowds on Demand, a Beverly Hills firm that’s an outspoken player in the business of hiring protesters, boasts on its website that it provides its clients with “protests, rallies, flash-mobs, paparazzi events and other inventive PR stunts.… We provide everything…


L.A. Times – Business

‘Your Voices Just Don’t Matter’: Protesters Hit the US Capitol

October 6, 2018 |

Democrats and demonstrators vented their rage and resistance, but the Senate rolled toward approving Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination Saturday as President Donald Trump and Republicans approached an election-season triumph in the most electrifying confirmation battle in years, the AP reports. Capping a venomous struggle that transfixed Americans when it…
Newser

Hurricane Maria Protesters Make Pilgrimage to Mar-a-Lago

September 23, 2018 |

Dozens of vehicles slowly approached President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Saturday afternoon, blasting reggaeton and salsa as they drove by. They honked their horns and waved Puerto Rican flags draped from their cars on their way to a rally a few miles away to mark the one-year anniversary…
Newser

CNN

Police, protesters clash after Brazil’s National Museum goes up in flames

September 4, 2018 |

Police in Rio de Janeiro clashed with hundreds of protesters Monday amid growing outrage over the cause of a fire that destroyed Brazil’s oldest and most important historical museum.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

Leader Arrested as Protesters Attempt Highway Shutdown

September 3, 2018 |

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 , Rev. Gregory Livingston spoke calmly to an Illinois State Police trooper as other protesters and dozens of other troopers stood nearby. When…
Newser

Fear, uncertain future for Nicaragua’s student protesters

August 26, 2018 |

Jairo Bonilla was inside a Managua seminary last spring during a break in Catholic Church-mediated talks to try to end Nicaragua’s bloody political crisis when two fellow students approached him with a threat.
FOX News

Protesters Far Outnumber ‘Unite the Right’ Crowd in DC

August 12, 2018 |

A contingent of about 30 white nationalists was seen marching down a Washington street toward the White House surrounded by a protective bubble of police officers and vehicles, per the AP . Hundreds of counterprotesters were walking alongside the group but keeping on the sidewalks, many of them shouting and taunting…
Newser

‘Unite the Right’ protesters arrive in DC, march under police escort amid counterprotests

August 12, 2018 |

Tension was building Sunday afternoon in Washington, D.C., as a group of far-right demonstrators gathered for the so-called “Unite the Right II” march toward the White House and were met by dozens of law enforcement officers and hundreds of counterprotesters.
FOX News

CNN

Families of anti-Ortega protesters flee to Managua cathedral

July 23, 2018 |

Mothers and other family members of detained anti-government protesters fled to the Managua Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception after pro-government groups harassed them, the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights said.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

The Protesters Never Showed. Counter-Protesters Burned a Flag

July 20, 2018 |

A small crowd gathered Thursday outside the Los Angeles office of US Rep. Maxine Waters to counter an expected protest by a self-styled militia group. The far-right Oath Keepers group didn’t show, but an incident occurred nonetheless: Would-be counter-protesters there to support Waters burned an American flag taken from the…
Newser