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A crowd gathered under the tent at Schenley Plaza at a rally for abortion rights on Wednesday evening.

Students hold rally for abortion rights as Supreme Court considers overturning Roe

By Alexandra Ross, Staff Writer December 2, 2021
Several speakers addressed a mix of roughly 40 Pitt students and other Pittsburgh residents on Wednesday evening at a rally for abortion rights, organized by Pitt’s Planned Parenthood Generation Action club.
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.
The Pittsburgh chapters of the Democratic Socialists of America and Council on American-Islamic Relations hosted a “Stand in Solidarity with Palestine” rally at the corner of Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard on Friday afternoon.

‘Stand in Solidarity with Palestine’ rally calls to amplify Palestinian voices, end US funding of Israel

By Betul Tuncer, Staff Writer May 19, 2021
A group of nearly 250 people gathered in Oakland on Friday afternoon in solidarity with Palestine. The group sang the lyrics to “Which Side Are You On?” an activist song commonly sung at many protests, while waving Palestinian flags.
‘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.
Bernie Sanders waves to the crowd at the beginning of his rally on Sunday evening.

Bernie Sanders campaigns in Schenley Plaza

By Remy Samuels, Staff Writer April 15, 2019
When Sen. Bernie Sanders stepped onto the podium at Schenley Plaza, surrounded by supporters waving Bernie 2020 signs and chanting his name, he couldn’t help but point out the unusually warm Pittsburgh weather.
A protester stands outside City-County Building holding an American flag behind a sign that reads, “This is not normal.”

Pittsburghers protest Sessions firing, Trump-Russia claims

By Dylan Giacobbe, Staff Writer November 9, 2018
Pittsburghers came together on Thursday night to protest Trump’s recent firing of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the immediate promotion of lawyer Matthew Whitaker to the Attorney General position.
(Photo by Christian Snyder | Assistant Opinion Editor)

Individuals rally to improve accessibility

By Caroline Bourque | Assistant News Editor September 21, 2017

Disability advocates crowded the sidewalk on the corner of Bigelow Boulevard and Forbes Avenue Wednesday, Sept. 20, to spread information on three key issues they want to reform. These three initiatives...

Bernie Sanders called the GOP health care bill a barbaric and immoral piece of legislation” at a health care rally at the convention center Saturday. (Photo by John Hamilton/Editor-in-Chief)

Sanders criticizes GOP health care bill at Pittsburgh rally

By Lexi Kennell / Contributing Editor June 25, 2017

If the 1,600 people at Saturday’s health care rally take Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ advice, Republican senators’ phone lines will be busy all week. The former presidential candidate, along with...

A scuffule breaks out during a Make America Great Again March on Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Huntington Beach, Calif. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Reporter, photographers say they were assaulted by Trump supporters at Calif. rally

LOS ANGELES — A reporter and two photographers said Sunday that they were physically assaulted by pro-Trump demonstrators at a Make America Great Again rally in Huntington Beach and are seeking the...

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