Stories tagged: "protests"

A Trump supporter is tended to by a police officer while suffering the effects of chemical agents used to disperse crows after protesters stormed the grounds the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)
Trump’s Tough Stance on Black Lives Matter Protesters Disappears for White Terrorists

Wednesday's uprising drove home a painful and obvious point: Police exercise a level of moderation when facing whites that is hardly ever extended to people of color.

LEVERING, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 28: Patrick Deverney, a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, cuts wood at the northern Michigan camp, in Levering, Michigan Wednesday, November 28, 2018. Opponents of an aging oil pipeline that bisects the Straits of Mackinac plan to protest through the winter. 
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Keep Going Michigan: To Protest During a Pandemic, ‘Bring Your Own Everything’

The cold isn't the only challenge to winter protests in 2021. Being prepared can make all the difference, says activist Bridget Huff.

A bipartisan group in the House and Senate delivered a rebuke of Trump's response to summer protests with a defense bill that requires federal officers to identify themselves at demonstrations. Image via Shutterstock
Mysterious Federal Officers Cracked Down on Protesters This Summer. Congress May Finally Be Responding.

Congress' annual defense authorization bill requires federal law enforcement agents to display identification while enacting with citizens, a seeming rebuke of actions at this year's protests.

In this Saturday, June 6, 2020 photo, protestors gather to listen to Courtney Wiggins speak at at Open Space Park in Traverse City, Mich., during a peaceful rally in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. The protest movement over black injustice has also quickly spread deep into predominantly white, small-town America, notably throughout the parts of the country that delivered the presidency for Donald Trump. (Mike Krebs/Traverse City Record-Eagle via AP)
The Protests Are a Real Threat to Trump’s Hold on the Rural White Midwest

From Michigan Neo-Nazi holdouts to tiny farming towns, the protest movement against police brutality and racial injustice may just dismantle Trump’s voting blocs ahead of the presidential election.

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The Real Story Behind Michigan’s Republican Gov. George Romney Marching for Civil Rights In 1968

Gov. George Romney and his son Sen. Mitt Romney both marched for civil rights, both in resistance of leaders of their political party.

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Whitmer: I Will Not Apologize For Filling ‘Leadership Vacuum’ Created By Trump

Whitmer talked protests, coronavirus and Michigan’s feud with Trump on a Monday interview with Axios on HBO.