I am grateful to the Iraqi activists and protesters who spoke to me about their views. I am also grateful to the anonymous peer reviewers for their thoughtful and meticulous feedback and advice. Many thanks to the Brookings Foreign Policy team for support and feedback in the process (especially Suzanne Maloney, Natan Sachs, and Shadi Hamid). Finally, I am grateful to Ted Reinert for editing this paper multiple times and Rachel Slattery for providing layout.
Officers Aaron Torgalski and Robert McCabe faced felony assault charges over the June 4 incident at Niagara Square. In the video, protester Martin Gugino is seen walking in the direction of the officers before they are seen pushing him. Gugino fell flat onto his back and hit the back of his head on the concrete, video shows.
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A newly released photograph of a gun is the weapon state investigators say was used by a protester camped near the so-called \"Cop City\" training facility site to shoot a Georgia State Patrol trooper on Wednesday. That protester was shot and killed by other officers on a task force assigned to sweep and clear the woods.
Mourners gather at the former site of Intrenchment Creek Park near the future Atlanta Public Safety Training Center for a candlelight vigil in honor of a protester killed earlier in the week on Jan. 20, 2023. (Billy Heath / FOX 5)
Development of the area has been delayed due to protesters who oppose the building of a police training facility. Encounters between construction workers, property owners, police and even firefighters have turned violent in the past, with some of those incidents being caught on camera.
Field Force Extrication Tactics (FFE) is a three-day course that provides students with the knowledge and skills to operate the tools necessary to extricate individuals safely from protester devices while reducing liability and ensuring due process. Responders receive instruction in protest situations, legal considerations, responsibilities of extrication teams, and extrication techniques required to defeat protester devices. The course culminates in a series of hands-on activities that allow responders to practice the learned skills (operating extrication tools, defeating protester devices, and communicating with other students while operating power tools) in a realistic context.
As the man ran near the visitors' sideline while being chased by security, Rams linebacker Bobby Wagner and defensive lineman Takk McKinley intervened and knocked the protester to the ground. Cell phone footage showing Wagner delivering a hit on the protester went viral across social media platforms. Both protesters were ticketed by the Santa Clara Police department and released.
Video released of an animal rights activist leaping over courtside seats of Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor and his wife during Game 4 at Target Center in Minneapolis. The protester who took this video was escorted out shortly after. (Credit: Direct Action Everywhere)
MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - A security guard's quick reaction stopped an animal rights protester dressed as a referee running onto the court at the Minnesota Timberwolves playoff game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Minneapolis Saturday night.
Zemmel was sitting with another protester in a row near the court before the incident happened during the third quarter. The second protester filmed a video of it, shared by Direct Action Everywhere, before being removed from Target Center. A FOX 9 crew at the game captured video of that removal.
A protester sitting behind the courtside seats of Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor and his wife was escorted out after filming another protester run onto the court during third quarter of the team's playoff game against the Grizzlies Saturday night.
During Game 1 in Memphis on April 16, a protester wearing a \"Glen Taylor Roasts Animals Alive\" shirt chained herself to one of the baskets after some flyers hit the court near the basket during second quarter.
Hours after the game between the San Francisco 49ers and Rams, an animal rights group posted pictures of the protesters. The pictures showed the protesters smiling with their police-issued citations. Neither looked particularly injured, which legal analyst Steven Clark said could be a factor on whether Wagner faces any charges.
An environmental activist who was fatally shot by Georgia law enforcement in January was sitting cross-legged with their hands in the air at the time, the protester's family said Monday as they released results of an autopsy they commissioned.
The counterprotester, who emerged from the incident with a bloody nose, is an undergraduate at Penn State. The man who grabbed the sign is Oliver Baker, an assistant professor in the African American studies and English departments. After the rally, Baker was charged by the campus police with simple assault, disorderly conduct, and harassment, and placed on administrative leave, pending a university investigation. Two of those charges were later dropped, and at a trial before a judge, Baker was found not guilty of the third.
Police officers in Buffalo, New York used excessive force to disperse a protest against police brutality on Thursday, shoving a 75-year-old protester who posed no threat to them so hard that he fell to the ground and sustained a bloody head wound.
Video of the incident recorded from across the street by a photojournalist named Anthony Nelson showed just how disproportionate the forceful police action to clear the square was. As the 8 p.m. curfew passed, the officers advanced in military formation despite facing just a handful of protesters
The incident, just one of dozens of examples of excessive force caught on camera in the past two weeks, stirred outrage both because the target was an elderly, peaceful protester and because the initial police statement made it obvious that the incident would have been covered up but for the presence of a witness with a video camera.
Despite the whipped cream smudge he left behind on the glass that protects the Renaissance masterpiece, museum officials say the painting was not damaged. After the incident, the protester was detained and sent to a police psychiatric unit.
Cedar Rapids Police say protesters were trying to cross the street in the area of 8th Ave. and 2nd St. SE near the courthouse. Protesters were rallying in front of the courthouse to support abortion access and reproductive freedom. Indivisible Iowa and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Iowa organized the rally in response to the United States Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Black Americans account for 17% of those who say they attended a protest focused on race or racial equality in the last month, compared with their 11% share of all adults in the survey. Hispanic Americans account for 22% of recent protest attendees, versus 15% of all adults. The difference is less pronounced but still statistically significant when it comes to the share of protesters who are Asian (8% vs. 5% of the adults surveyed). While 64% of U.S. adults are white, just 46% of those who said they attended a protest focused on race in the last month are white.
About four-in-ten (41%) of those who say they recently attended a protest focused on race are younger than 30; among all U.S. adults, 19% are in this age group. In turn, those ages 50 and older are underrepresented among the protesters, while those ages 30 to 49 represent a similar share of those who have attended a protest as they do of the adult population overall.
The man who drove a car into a group of protesters, killing one person, in Minneapolis in June 2021 was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison. Nicholas Kraus, of St. Paul, pleaded guilty in October to two of the three charges against him: second-degree assault and second-degree murder in the crash that killed Deona Marie Knajdek on June 13, 2021.
Prosecutors said Kraus plowed his SUV through a protest at the intersection of West Lake Street and Girard Avenue South in Uptown. The intersection had been blocked off by protesters after federal task force members shot and killed Winston Smith, a 32-year-old Black man. On Wednesday, Kraus' defense attorney William G. Selman III said this wasn't a politically motivated attack, and he didn't know there were protesters gathered in Uptown.
While anyone can organize a protest, Taylor has observed that protests managed under strong leadership are more likely to remain cohesive. She saw leaders and protesters of all different backgrounds and heard messages of all kinds. Frustrating to her were the protests organized by political leaders looking to promote their agendas and the people more concerned with property damage than with death. 59ce067264