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Editorial: Allies, know our place

Students sit outside the William Pitt Union  as a part of Black Action Society’s die-in demonstration on Wednesday. Protests have occurred on campus and Downtown over the last six days as a result of Michael Rosfeld being found not guilty after being charged with homicide for his June 2018 fatal shooting of Antwon Rose.

By The Pitt News Editorial Staff

March 28, 2019

It’s not about what makes us comfortable. It’s not about what we want to do and it’s not about our opinions. It’s about their justified anger.

Downtown protests against Rosfeld verdict focus on change, solidarity

Protesters marched from Freedom Corner in the Hill District to Market Square, where they continued their demonstration.

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

A jury acquitted Rosfeld Friday after only four hours of deliberation, which drew peaceful protesters to the Hill District neighborhood less than 24 hours later.

GALLERY: Rosfeld verdict protest

Pitt Police officers blocked the Fifth Avenue entrance to Litchfield Towers as protesters filled the street.

By Hannah Heisler, Bader Abdulmajeed, and Thomas Yang

March 23, 2019


Community groups call for city to release Amazon bid

(TPN file illustration)

By Kieran Mclean | For The Pitt News

June 27, 2018

Members of nine community groups gathered at City Hall Thursday morning in front of a sky-blue banner declaring “The City of Pittsburgh Welcomes You.” The crowd demanded that the City release the conditions of its proposal to Amazon. Jules Lobel, Chair of the University of Pittsburgh’s Law Depar...

Community responds after high school student fatally shot by police

Someone from the crowd called

By Christian Snyder and Kieran Mclean | The Pitt News Staff

June 21, 2018

After East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld fatally shot unarmed Woodland Hills High School student Antwon Rose Tuesday night, the community responded quickly, organizing daily protests that Pittsburgh officials expect to continue through the summer. The first protest began outside the East Pit...

Pitt protesters pressure Peduto on Shell plant

Free the Planet, an environmental organization at Pitt, organized Friday morning’s banner drop off of Smithfield Street bridge in protest of the construction of Beaver County’s ethylene cracker plant. (Photo courtesy of Mark Dixon)

By Jon Kunitsky | For the Pitt News

June 6, 2018

The seven-year-long battle over an ethane cracker plant between Shell Chemical, the petrochemicals arm of Royal Dutch Shell, and clean-climate activists took another turn Friday morning when a group of Pitt alumni and current students took to the Smithfield Street Bridge to drop a banner in protes...

Photos: Blacks Lives Matter and Never Again protest

A protestor leads chanting while marching down Fifth Avenue. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Thomas Yang | Visual Editor

March 31, 2018

“What to we want? Gun control! When do we want it? Now!” “No justice, no peace. No racist police.” Each of those chants are common refrains heard in countless protests around the country. But Saturday, a group a high school students organized a protest — called #NEVER AGAIN X #BLACKLIVESMATTER...

Protest on campus combines Black Lives Matter and Never Again

Protesters march down Fifth Avenue in a protest that connected police shootings and gun control. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By John Hamilton / Managing Editor

March 31, 2018

"What do we want? Gun control! When do we want it? Now!" "No justice, no peace. No racist police." Both of those chants are common refrains heard in countless protests across the country — the former at gatherings calling for stricter gun laws and the latter at rallies condemning police brutal...

‘We’re fed up:’ Thousands demand action against gun violence in Pgh march

Students and other demonstrators lead the Pittsburgh's March for our Lives Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Kenan Meral | For The Pitt News

March 24, 2018

More than 30,000 people marched through Downtown Saturday afternoon, chanting “enough is enough” and “books not bullets” and waving signs with slogans such as, “If kids are old enough to get shot, they’re old enough to have opinions.” The Pittsburgh March For Our Lives, like others held in Washingt...

Editorial: NFL player safety more important than politics

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) reacts after a second half touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Nov. 12. He then received a one-game suspension for injuring Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict in fourth quarter.
(Sam Riche/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

December 6, 2017

It seems like the National Football League won’t leave the headlines. The week 13 game Monday night between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals turned violent, resulting in a potentially life-altering spinal injury for Steelers’ linebacker Ryan Shazier and multiple players’ ejections...

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