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Police Demonstrations Inspire New Protest Songs

MUSIC | By Lisa Leff | Dec 12
Stop. Hey, what's that sound? Protest songs are taking their place alongside chants of "I can't breathe" and "Hands up, don't shoot" as demonstrators raise their voices to condemn the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police.

Police Protests Draw Old, Young, White and Black

NATIONAL | By Adam Geller | Dec 10
Across the country, protesters angered at the killing of unarmed black men by white police officers have turned out in recent days, many in cities far removed from where the most highly publicized cases have played out.

Russia Approves Official Gay Rights Protest

PRIDE | By Winnie McCroy | May 9
For the first time since enacting their federal anti-gay laws last summer, officials in Russia have agreed to allow gay rights activists to hold a protest.

Cleveland Cabbies Protest 'Gay Games' Promotional Campaign

SPORTS | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 14
Cleveland's cabbies have reportedly refused to drive their cabs, protesting Cleveland Hopkins International Airport taxi's rooftop signs promoting the LGBT Gay Games.

Former State Senator Hides in Statehouse Closet

Former state Sen. Nicole LeFavour hid in an Idaho Statehouse closet for more than five hours as part of her effort to persuade Republican lawmakers to update the Idaho Human Rights Act.

Idaho Gay Rights Protesters Jailed After Vigil Attempt

he leader of the Add the Words group and two other gay activists were arrested at the Idaho Capitol late Thursday night after police nixed their plan to hold an all-night vigil inside the building.

7 Gay Rights Activists Arrested During Idaho Capitol Protest

Idaho State Police arrested six people for trespassing and another for misdemeanor battery after three dozen gay rights protesters blocked entrances to the Idaho Senate.

Medic: 70 Protesters Killed, 500 Wounded in Kiev

INTERNATIONAL | By Yuras Karmanau | Feb 20
Protesters tossed firebombs and advanced upon police lines Thursday in Ukraine’s embattled capital. Government snipers shot back, killing at least 70 people and wounding hundreds of others, according to a protest doctor.

French Conservatives Protest Marriage Equality Law

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 3
Although France legalized same-sex marriage in May of last year, conservatives from around the country gathered together Sunday to protest the law in Paris and Lyon.

Radicals a Wild Card in Ukraine’s Protests

INTERNATIONAL | By Yuras Karmanau | Feb 2
Wearing masks, helmets and protective gear on the arms and legs, radical activists are the wild card of the Ukraine protests now starting their third month, declaring they’re ready to resume violence if the stalemate persists.

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