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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.
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.
Protesters demonstrate outside of the City-County Building at a Saturday protest.

Photos: Market Square protests

By Kaycee Orwig, Visual Editor July 6, 2020
Protesters gathered on Saturday at Market Square to protest Pennsylvania Code Title 18, Section 508, which regulates use of force for law enforcement in the state.
Pitt Athletics released a statement on Wednesday detailing a new program, Forged Here, to guide athletes in their NIL endeavors.

Pitt Athletics to launch new initiatives after calls for change

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor June 23, 2020
Pitt Athletics is now attempting to implement programs that address the concerns Fields and Troost voiced. Athletic Director Heather Lyke announced in a Tuesday blog post that the department will implement several initiatives in response to the nationwide calls for anti-racism work.
Two of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s prominent black journalists have been barred from covering protests in Pittsburgh following the killing of George Floyd.

Editorial | Racism as reason: Black journalists aren’t biased

By The Pitt News Editorial Board June 10, 2020
We’re appalled — though unfortunately, not shocked — by the racist behavior of Post-Gazette management.
Demonstrators march through downtown Pittsburgh during Monday’s student walkout.

Third day of protests brings students Downtown

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor March 26, 2019
A group of more than 1,000 turned out Monday for a student-led walkout Downtown in protest of the acquittal of former East Pittsburgh officer Michael Rosfeld in the shooting of unarmed black teenager Antwon Rose.

Justice for Antwon Protest in Oakland

March 24, 2019
Following the announcement on March 22 of a not guilty verdict in the trial of former Pitt police officer Micheal Rosfeld, protestors took to the streets of the Oakland campus showing their disagreement with the jury’s decision. The march began in Schenley Plaza at about 5pm and shut down numerous intersections as it paraded along Bigelow Boulevard and Atwood Street, as well as Fifth and Forbes Avenues. Beginning with a group of almost 50 people, the protest grew in number as it went.
Pitt Police officers blocked the Fifth Avenue entrance to Litchfield Towers as protesters filled the street.

Oakland protests white officer’s acquittal

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor March 23, 2019
Organizers of Saturday’s protests had three demands: The dismissal of the district attorney, the dismissal of a much-criticized police union president and the creation of a police review board.
Many of the protestors gathered outside the City-Council Building carried firearms during Monday afternoon’s demonstration.

Proposed gun legislation triggers protests

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor January 8, 2019
Several hundred gun rights supporters gathered at the City-County Building Monday to protest legislation that would restrict gun ownership in Pittsburgh.
A woman speaks to a crowd of people protesting anti-Semitic violence through a megaphone on Tuesday.

Trump protests disrespectful to shooting victims

By Josh Beylinson, For The Pitt News November 5, 2018
I was shocked to see so many protesters near where Trump paid his respects to the fallen. A memorial to the Tree of Life shooting victims is not the place to stage a political protest, and is downright disrespectful to Jews.
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