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Protesters urge people to boycott election

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.
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.”

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

Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers kneels for the national anthem at Levi's Stadium in October 2016 in Santa Clara, California.
October 27, 2020
Society’s problems have never blended into the sports world the way they have in 2020

History faculty explores roots of racism, protest in America

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.
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.

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.
March 27, 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.
March 24, 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.

Community groups call for city to release Amazon bid

(TPN file illustration)
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...

Community responds after high school student fatally shot by police

Someone from the crowd called
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...

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)
June 5, 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...

Photos: Blacks Lives Matter and Never Again protest

A protestor leads chanting while marching down Fifth Avenue. (Photo 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....

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