Latest Protests and demonstrations News

Group of graduates walk out of Harvard commencement chanting 'Free, free Palestine'

May. 23, 2024 12:00 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Hundreds of students in graduation robes walked out of the Harvard commencement on Thursday chanting “Free, Free Palestine” after weeks of protests on campus and a day after the school announced that 13 Harvard students who participated in a protest encampment would...

Pro-Palestinian protesters leave after Drexel University decides to have police clear encampment

May. 23, 2024 09:41 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Protesters packed up their belongings and left a pro-Palestinian encampment at Drexel University on Thursday after the school announced a decision to have police clear the encampment. University President John Fry said in a statement that he decided to have...

Leaders of Northwestern, UCLA and Rutgers to testify before Congress on campus protests

May. 23, 2024 05:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have summoned the leaders of Northwestern University and Rutgers University to testify about concessions they gave to pro-Palestinian protesters to end demonstrations on their campus. The chancellor of the University of California, Los Angeles,...

NYC vowed to reform its protest policing. A crackdown on a pro-Palestinian march is raising doubts

May. 22, 2024 19:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When New York City resolved a lawsuit brought by Black Lives Matter demonstrators last year by agreeing to overhaul how police respond to protests, Mayor Eric Adams praised the suite of reforms as sensible steps to “move our city forward.” But some civil rights...

UCLA police chief reassigned following criticism over handling of campus demonstrations

May. 22, 2024 18:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The police chief at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been reassigned following criticism over his handling of recent campus demonstrations that included a mob attacking a pro-Palestinian encampment. Chief John Thomas was temporarily reassigned...

North Carolina House pauses passage of bill that would ban masking for health reasons

May. 22, 2024 17:05 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina bill partially meant to address mask-wearing at protests was under review Wednesday after some House Republicans raised issue with the legislation's impact on people who wear masks for health reasons. The state House voted not to accept changes...

Mexico's drought, heatwave and water shortage are so bad even police are blocking traffic in protest

May. 22, 2024 14:59 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s drought, heatwave and water shortages have gotten so bad that even police blocked traffic in protest Wednesday. In recent months, residents of some Mexico City neighborhoods have regularly taken to forming human chains to block boulevards to demand...

Far-right minister who visited contested Jerusalem site has long history of controversy

May. 22, 2024 13:51 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (AP) — Israel's far-right national security minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir, visited Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site on Wednesday in what he described as a protest against the recognition of a Palestinian state by three European countries. It was the latest act of...

UCLA police chief temporarily reassigned over handling of demonstrations including a mob attack on pro-Palestinian camp

May. 22, 2024 13:15 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA police chief temporarily reassigned over handling of demonstrations including a mob attack on pro-Palestinian camp.

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

May. 22, 2024 13:10 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News and Observer. May 17, 2024. Editorial: The party of ‘freedom’ wants to ban mask-wearing for health reasons in NC The party of freedom doesn’t want to let you wear a mask to protect your own health in public. ...