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Photos: Market Square protests

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

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 to launch new initiatives after calls for change

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.

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.

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

Two of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s prominent black journalists have been barred from covering protests in Pittsburgh following the killing of George Floyd.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

June 10, 2020

We’re appalled — though unfortunately, not shocked — by the racist behavior of Post-Gazette management.

Third day of protests brings students Downtown

Demonstrators march through downtown Pittsburgh during Monday’s student walkout.

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.

Oakland protests white officer’s acquittal

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

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.

Proposed gun legislation triggers protests

Many of the protestors gathered outside the City-Council Building carried firearms during Monday afternoon’s demonstration.

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.

Trump protests disrespectful to shooting victims

A woman speaks to a crowd of people protesting anti-Semitic violence through a megaphone on Tuesday.

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.

Editorial: Trump’s divisiveness, insensitivity provokes protests in Pittsburgh

 Emily DeFerrari of Point Breeze handed out flowers to mourners, holding a sign reading

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 31, 2018

Trump’s arrived in Pittsburgh on Tuesday to console victims’ families in the Tree of Life shooting — but according to the Jewish community and many other people in Pittsburgh, he wasn’t welcome.

Editorial: US made mistake in moving embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Protesters run away from tear gas dispersed by Israeli forces as they inch closer to the border fence separating Israel and Gaza in a camp east of Gaza City, Gaza on Monday, May 14, 2018. (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

May 16, 2018

For the past seven weeks, protesters in and around Palestine have taken to the streets to demand their right to return to areas they were forcibly expelled from when the state of Israel was created. And on Monday, at least 60 protesters were killed by Israeli forces — the same day the United States ...

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