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06.30.15 Keegan Stephan

On Monday night, Black Lives Matter activists crashed the Bryant Park screening of 1946 film noir classic The Killers. They held up a sign mirroring the movie poster, replacing the faces of Hollywood actors with NYPD cops who have killed New Yorkers. They held a prolonged mic check, detailing the facts of each case. Minutes […]

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06.29.15 Keegan Stephan

On Friday, Black Lives Matter activists with the Never 21 collective infiltrated the ritzy 21 Club in Midtown Manhattan. Two members of the group posed as waiters and distributed “menus” to all of the patrons. The menus opened not to food and drink selections, but to lists of black children killed by police before the […]

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06.24.15 Keegan Stephan

A peaceful protest against the city’s decision to budget $170 million to hire 1,300 new cops resulted in at least one arrest Tuesday night — because a protester sneezed. The arrest occurred in front of Gracie Mansion around 9 PM, after demonstrators gathered at City Hall, marched to Union Square, then took the subway to […]

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06.23.15 Prachi Gupta

Witnesses say that four people were arrested in Harlem during a peaceful march in remembrance of the nine Charleston Shooting victims on Monday night. The Daily News reports that around 200 people showed up at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. statue at 125th Street to honor the six black women and three black men who […]

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05.18.15 Prachi Gupta

The activists that run the Illuminator Collective, who protest injustice and corruption with guerrilla light projections in New York City and beyond, are suing the NYPD’s Central Park Precinct. Members Kyle DePew, Grayson Earle and Yates McKee are alleging false arrest and improper seizure of property, according to a press release. DePew, Earle and McKee […]

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04.13.15 Prachi Gupta

Over the weekend, a group of activists made history by holding the world’s first-ever hologram protest in Spain. The virtual protest was devised by No Somos Delito (translation: We Are Not Crime), who projected a hologram in front of parliament to protest a law that, in part, bans protest in front of parliament. According to […]

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04.03.15 Prachi Gupta

Four days after footage of a verbal tirade that a member of the NYPD’s Joint Terrorism Task Force unleashed on an Uber driver went viral, taxi and livery drivers rallied outside Penn Station to call attention to a plight that they say is a frequent occurrence. “This is common, this is happening all the time,” […]

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02.03.15 Monty McKeever

Two of Vladimir Putin’s most high-profile critics have joined forces and announced plans for large-scale anti-Putin protests in Moscow on March 1st. Activist and opposition leader Alexei Navalny, currently under house arrest, announced the protest online this week when he published his letter to the government requesting permission for the march. The letter is cosigned […]

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01.08.15 Prachi Gupta

Despite frigid temperatures, hundreds of people gathered in Union Square on Wednesday night to stand in solidarity with French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. The demonstration, just one of many that took place in major cities across the world, began at 7 PM. Twelve died in the Paris attack, perpetrated by three gunmen thought to be […]

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12.29.14 Rhett Jones

Protesters gathered in East New York on Saturday to demand justice for Akai Gurley, a resident of the Pink Houses who was shot in a darkened stairwell by a rookie cop. More than 200 protesters reportedly gathered at the site of the shooting before making their way to the 75th Precinct. After arriving at the station, protestors […]

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