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A crowd of about 150 people gathered Tuesday evening at Freedom Corner after a jury found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of the murder of George Floyd.

Pittsburghers mourn, protest after guilty verdict in Floyd murder case

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss April 21, 2021
About 150 people gathered Tuesday evening at Freedom Corner in the Hill District after a jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter. The crowd marched down Forbes Avenue through Pitt’s campus.
More than 200 protesters marched through Oakland on Friday afternoon during a climate strike rally, urging climate justice and fossil fuel divestment. Organized by Sunrise Movement Pittsburgh, the protest started on Flagstaff Hill before protesters walked to the Cathedral of Learning.

Climate change march fights for climate justice and youth representation

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer March 22, 2021
More than 200 protesters marched through Oakland on Friday afternoon urging climate justice and fossil fuel divestment. The group chanted, “Divest. Protect. Rebuild” and, “Hey hey, ho ho, fossil fuels have got to go.”
Around 300 people gathered Saturday afternoon at the corner of Forbes and Oakland avenues.

Pittsburghers denounce anti-Asian violence at Oakland rally

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor March 20, 2021
Around 300 people gathered Saturday afternoon at the corner of Forbes and Oakland avenues for a “Stop Asian Hate” rally. The event included various speakers, including actress Sandra Oh who made a surprise appearance.
Demonstrators gather on the sidewalk outside of the City-County Building entrance calling for every vote to be counted in the 2020 election on Wednesday afternoon.

Protesters gather outside the City-County Building to protect votes

By Nathan Fitchett, Senior Staff Writer November 6, 2020
Two rallies were held at the City-County Building Downtown Wednesday afternoon looking to ensure that the presidential vote wasn’t called before all ballots are counted. Trump filed lawsuits in three swing states Wednesday to halt vote counting.
Peduto: Expanding, not defunding, is the future of Pittsburgh police

Peduto: Expanding, not defunding, is the future of Pittsburgh police

By Rebecca Johnson and India Krug October 5, 2020
Mayor Bill Peduto said at a roundtable last Thursday that reforming the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police requires investing more in the police force rather than defunding it. No protest organizers were included as panelists at the event.
A protester holds a sign during a Civil Saturdays demonstration in response to Mayor Bill Peduto speaking with protesters outside his house.

Editorial | Mayor Peduto must radically support Black Lives Matter

By The Pitt News Editorial Board August 23, 2020
It’s time for Mayor Peduto to rise above performative activism and definitively demonstrate that he stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.
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