Protests

(NSFW) Women go bare-chested to protest for equality in New York

"Free your breasts, free your mind!" The rallying cry of the gotopless.org activists rang out on Broadway as they marched bare-chested from Columbus Circle to East 47th Street on Sunday. New York City was one of nearly 60 cities across the globe to march on August 28 in GoTopless Pride...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 6:04pm

Here’s why Massachusetts is so politically active

There seems to be a protest nearly every day lately. Whether opposing Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, showing support for immigrants or saying they are against gun violence, people are stepping out into the streets in droves for causes they believe in. And Massachusetts...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 4:54pm

The powers of art and activism combine at Forward Union Fair

Americans across the country started protesting in January 2016 and haven’t stopped since. What’s emerged from these years of #resistance is a lot of art, whether it’s crafts like pussy hats or the creative posters at every rally. Those looking to hone their art skills and find a...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 10:49am

Faced by Brett Kavanaugh protestors, Ted Cruz flees DC restaurant

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his wife, Heidi, were chased out of a Washington, D.C. restaurant by a group of people protesting Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Cruz and his wife had just walked into Fiola, an upscale Italian restaurant near the Capitol, when they were approached by a small group...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 2:28pm

The NYC Women's March: When, where and what to know

The day after Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States of America last January, the Women’s March on Washington — and its hundreds of sister marches — became the largest organized protest in the nation’s history. On Saturday, a year to the day since Trump...

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 10:43am

#MeToo rally offers comfort, solidarity and unity to sexual assault victims

The #MeToo movement has united countless victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment across the globe. Here in New York, it brought together two women from very different backgrounds to not only bond over surviving assault, but to also encourage others to join them as well via Saturday’s...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 9:25am

Activists planning #MeToo rally, 2nd Women’s March in NYC

As the tumultuous year that was 2017 winds down, activists are looking ahead to the New Year to keep the resistance going. Organizers have announced that the second annual Women’s March on New York City will take place on Jan. 20, a year after the inaugural Women’s March on Washington...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 2:34pm

Protesters dance with giant puppets to the Art Museum steps in support of those arrested at Trump’s inauguration

On Jan. 20, during the inauguration of President Donald Trump, 230 people – including 12 from Philadelphia – protesting that day in Washington D.C. were arrested en masse and charged with a variety of crimes, ranging from destruction of property and assault of a police officer to...

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 2:29pm

Scream at the sky and release all you’ve been feeling since Trump won the 2016 election

We’re sure many of you don’t need the reminder, but one year ago Wednesday, Republican Donald Trump trumped Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. The year since has been … what can we say? That, of course, depends on which side you’re on. But if you...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 1:57pm

Refuse Fascism on right-wing ‘civil war’ claims of national Nov. 4 protests

On Saturday, thousands are expected to participate in Refuse Fascism’s nationwide protest to demand the removal of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Since Metro last spoke with Sunsara Taylor, the group’s co-initiator and spokesperson, in early September, right-wing...

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 5:00am

Alt-right Nov. 4 conspiracy predicts Antifa ‘supersoldiers’ are coming to behead white parents

The alt-right fell for a Twitter joke teasing mass murder by antifa “supersoldiers” on Nov. 4 and now people on both sides of the political aisle are preparing for violence. As the story goes, these antifascists or antifa “supersoldiers” are plotting to “behead all...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 4:03pm

Everyone is done with John Kelly after his Civil War comments

Long thought of as a voice of reason in the White House, President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, John Kelly, is out of favor following controversial statements he made about the Civil War during an interview on Fox New on Monday. Kelly suggested the Civil War was caused by a “lack of...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 2:05pm

Zinke says if Confederate monuments removed, Native 'Indians' will complain next

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said if the government caves to leftist demands and has Confederate monuments removed it could lead to a “slippery slope” where next Native Americans will be calling for the removal of statues commemorating leaders who lead violence against their ancestors...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 5:19pm

Trump evangelical adviser says NFL kneelers would be 'shot in the head' in North Korea

One of President Donald Trump’s evangelical advisers said NFL players who take a knee in protest during the national anthem should be counting their lucky stars that they’re not being shot in the head — a fate he said would certainly befall them if they lived in North Korea....

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 4:37pm

97-year-old World War II veteran takes a knee to show support for NFL players

A photo of a 97-year old World War II veteran from Springfield, Missouri taking a knee in solidarity with NFL players has gone viral. On Sunday, Brennan Gilmore posted a photo of his 97-year-old grandfather, John Middlemas kneeling while wearing his World War II veteran’s cap.  “...

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 6:11pm

PHOTOS: NFL players around the league protest against Trump's recent remarks

On Sunday several players around the league decided to take a knee and lock arms before the National Anthem in response to President Trump’s recent comments about players choosing to kneel in protest. Donald Trump said NFL team owners should respond to players kneeling during the anthem by...

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 2:24pm

31 arrested in Harvard Square DACA protest

Thirty one people were arrested for blocking traffic in Harvard Square on Thursday during a protest, organized by local university professors, of the Trump administration’s announcement to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. College students, staff and faculty...

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 9:48am

Refuse Fascism mobilizing to demand removal of Trump, Pence

While many have questioned if President Donald Trump’s actions, from pardoning Sheriff Joe Arpaio to his controversial travel ban and long-denied ties to Russia, are impeachable, a group of activists hopes to see he and Vice President Mike Pence gone long before any official proceedings....

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 5:03am

Pizzagate conspiracy theorist Jack Posobiec has Top Secret security clearance

Jack Posobiec, a right-wing conspiracy theorist and U.S. Navy Intelligence officer, has one of the military’s highest security clearances — which is now under review. The officer-turned-activist told NBC he "never conducted any of my political activities while in uniform or on...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 8:47pm

Baltimore quietly removes Confederate statues, avoids violent protests

Baltimore Confederate statues were abruptly removed in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, days after violent protests erupted over the removal of similar monuments in Virginia. The decision by Mayor Catherine Pugh put a swift end to more than a year of indecision on what to do with four...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 12:18pm