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Protestors hold up a sign that reads “People’s Justice for Jim Rogers” outside of the City-County Building in Downtown last Friday.

Protestors block City traffic to demand justice for the death of Jim Rogers

By Leanna Chae, Staff Writer November 15, 2021
In front of the City-County Building in Downtown Pittsburgh last Friday, dozens of people chanted "People's justice for Jim Rogers."
The crowd of over 100 protestors gathered at Flagstaff Hill on Saturday afternoon carrying “Free Palestine” signs and Palestinian flags as they marched to Schenley Plaza. The protest was organized in reaction to the recent escalation in violence in Israel and Gaza over the past two weeks.

‘Emergency Rally for Palestine’ in Oakland calls for the end of Israeli occupation and violence

By Nathan Fitchett, Senior Staff Writer May 25, 2021
The crowd of over 100 protestors gathered at Flagstaff Hill on Saturday afternoon to protest Israel's ongoing occupation of Palestinian territories. Protestors carried “Free Palestine” signs and Palestinian flags as they marched to Schenley Plaza. The protest was organized in reaction to the recent escalation in violence against Palestinians by Israelis over the past two weeks.
Pittsburghers protest violence against trans people of color

Pittsburghers protest violence against trans people of color

By Mische Holland, Staff Writer May 4, 2021
About 100 people marched through Oakland on Sunday afternoon protesting violence against Black trans people in Pittsburgh. Trans YOUniting — a local nonprofit that provides resources to Pittsburgh’s trans community — organized the demonstration.
Photos: Stop Asian Hate rally in Squirrel Hill

Photos: Stop Asian Hate rally in Squirrel Hill

By Dalia Maeroff, Senior Staff Photographer March 28, 2021
The ANSWER Coalition organized a rally Saturday afternoon at the corner of Forbes and Murry avenues in Squirrel Hill to protest anti-Asian violence and racism.
‘Rally for Solidarity’ calls for unity, stop in anti-Asian violence

‘Rally for Solidarity’ calls for unity, stop in anti-Asian violence

By Betul Tuncer, Staff Writer March 26, 2021
Onlookers could hear echoes of “2-4-6-8, stop the violence, stop the hate!” as a crowd marched in protest from Flagstaff Hill to Schenley Plaza on a warm Wednesday afternoon.
Photos: Climate strike on Flagstaff Hill

Photos: Climate strike on Flagstaff Hill

By Pamela Smith, Staff Photographer March 21, 2021
Sunrise Movement Pittsburgh hosted a climate strike march on Friday afternoon. More than 200 protesters marched through Oakland chanting, “Divest. Protect. Rebuild.”
Around 300 people gathered Saturday afternoon at the corner of Forbes and Oakland avenues.

PHOTOS: ‘Stop Asian Hate’ rally

By Dalia Maeroff and Zechariah Wu March 20, 2021
Around 300 people gathered Saturday afternoon at the corner of Forbes and Oakland avenues for a “Stop Asian Hate” rally. Here are images of the rally from TPN photographers.
Six members from Serve the People Pittsburgh gathered at the corner of S. Bouquet Street and Forbes Avenue urging pedestrians to not vote and instead focus on “revolutionary solutions” Tuesday afternoon.

Protesters urge people to boycott election

By Millicent Watt and Ashton Crawley November 4, 2020
Protesters gathered at the corner of South Bouquet Street and Forbes Avenue Tuesday afternoon and held a banner reading, “Don’t vote, fight for revolution.”
Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers kneels for the national anthem at Levis Stadium in October 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

‘Big 4’ sports leagues focus on social justice issues in a year like no other

By Tyler Mathes, Staff Writer October 27, 2020
Society’s problems have never blended into the sports world the way they have in 2020
Three faculty members from the history department spoke about the history of race and protest Thursday morning at the “How Did We Get Here? Histories of Race, Discrimination, and Protest” session.

History faculty explores roots of racism, protest in America

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor July 30, 2020
Three faculty members from the history department — Laurence Glasco, Laura Lovett and Stoner — spoke about the history of race and protest Thursday morning at the “How Did We Get Here? Histories of Race, Discrimination, and Protest” session.
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