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Photos: Thousands Turn Out For 'Keep Families Together' March

Photos: Thousands Turn Out For 'Keep Families Together' Marchgallery

On Saturday, hundreds of thousands across the country turned out for their local Keep Families Together march, with 25,000 taking part in the NYC march. The National Day of Action denounced the Trump administration's immigration policy, and...

Five Arrested Outside State Senator Marty Golden's Office As Victims' Families Demand Speed Camerasgallery

Five Arrested Outside State Senator Marty Golden's Office As Victims' Families Demand Speed Cameras

Five protesters, including City Councilmember Brad Lander, were arrested for blocking the street outside State Senator Marty Golden's office on Friday morning during a 24-hour vigil led by Families for Safe Streets founder Amy Cohen, and other...

Ask A Native New Yorker: Is It Ethical To Shun Trump Officials?

Ask A Native New Yorker: Is It Ethical To Shun Trump Officials?

Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was denied service at a restaurant in Virginia over the weekend. (MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) Are you relatively new to this bustling metropolis? Don't be shy about it, everyone was new...

Hundreds In NYC Protest Trump's Proposed 'Gag Rule' On Abortions

Hundreds In NYC Protest Trump's Proposed 'Gag Rule' On Abortionsgallery

The Trump administration is threatening to take federal funding away from organizations like Planned Parenthood if doctors at their clinics so much as refer women to abortion services. That stiff dose of socially-conservative reality came down last...

Trump Returns To Manhattan Today, Protesters Plan 'A Lot Of Noise'

Trump Returns To Manhattan Today, Protesters Plan 'A Lot Of Noise'

anthony green's flickr President Donald Trump is making his first trip to New York City in 2018 today to attend an immigration event on Long Island. The forum will focus on the MS-13 gang which Trump...

Venezuelan New Yorkers Gather In Union Square To Protest Yesterday's Rigged Electiongallery

Venezuelan New Yorkers Gather In Union Square To Protest Yesterday's Rigged Election

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro won another six year term in an election yesterday that is being widely criticized as fraudulent, and the results are not being recognized by the U.S. Here in New York, the election sparked...

'Decolonize This Place' Protesters Disrupt Brooklyn Museum, Condemn 'Imperial Plunder'gallery

'Decolonize This Place' Protesters Disrupt Brooklyn Museum, Condemn 'Imperial Plunder'

On a bustling spring Sunday, with the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Cherry Blossom Festival and the Brooklyn Museum’s popular David Bowie exhibit in full swing, some 65 protesters from 20 different New York City activist groups descended upon...

Disability Rights Activists Disrupt MTA Talk, Demanding Subway Accessibility

Disability Rights Activists Disrupt MTA Talk, Demanding Subway Accessibility

via Brian Van Nieuwenhoven A discussion last night about the subway with MTA Chairman Joe Lhota at the Museum Of The City Of NY was disrupted, and ultimately cancelled, after disability rights activists protested the lack...

Mike Cernovich Stole My Photo, Lied About It On Twitter, And Sold Trump Jr. On Yet Another Fake Conspiracy

Mike Cernovich Stole My Photo, Lied About It On Twitter, And Sold Trump Jr. On Yet Another Fake Conspiracygallery

A banner planted by Cernovich supporters posing as protesters (Jake Offenhartz / Gothamist) A right-wing conspiracy theory was born at Columbia University last night, based on a lie that spread with remarkable speed from a student-led...

Women's March Returns To NYC In January

Women's March Returns To NYC In January

(Sai Mokhtari / Gothamist) This year's triumphant NYC women's march drew 750,000 protestors & their creative signs to Midtown, and now a repeat is planned for 2018. The Women's March Alliance announced today that the march...

Video: Pussy Riot Stage Protest Inside Trump Tower

Video: Pussy Riot Stage Protest Inside Trump Tower video

via Pussy Riot Russian activists Pussy Riot caused a stir in Trump Tower on Monday when they staged a protest inside the lobby of the President's home building. The protest, in which three people masked in...

Photos: Protesters Rally Near Trump Tower To Demand Justice For Puerto Rico gallery

Photos: Protesters Rally Near Trump Tower To Demand Justice For Puerto Rico

Hours after President Donald Trump arrived in Puerto Rico Tuesday to survey the damage wrought by Hurricane Maria and toss paper towels into a crowd, dozens of protesters, including City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, gathered one block...

The Real Risks DACA Recipients Face When They Protest In NYC

The Real Risks DACA Recipients Face When They Protest In NYC

Protesters, including DACA recipients, under arrest outside Trump Tower on Tuesday morning. (Scott Heins / Gothamist) Shortly after President Donald Trump announced the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, nine undocumented New Yorkers...

Photos: Dozens Arrested In Lower Manhattan Protesting Trump's DACA Decisiongallery

Photos: Dozens Arrested In Lower Manhattan Protesting Trump's DACA Decision

Surrounded by a crowd of thousands gathered in support of immigrants and enmity of President Donald Trump, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman delivered a rousing speech Tuesday evening, condemning Trump's decision to end the Obama-era immigration...

[UPDATES] Arrests Outside Trump Tower As Protesters Rally To Defend DACA

[UPDATES] Arrests Outside Trump Tower As Protesters Rally To Defend DACA galleryvideo

Police arrested twelve protesters sitting in Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower on Tuesday, shortly after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the repeal of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which offers deportation...

Activism In NYC This Week Starts With DACA Repeal Protest At Trump Tower

Activism In NYC This Week Starts With DACA Repeal Protest At Trump Tower

Seen at Monday's J'Ouvert (Jake Offenhartz / Gothamist) President Trump is expected to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy on Tuesday, ending deportation protections for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who arrived in...

Furious Crown Heights Residents Confront 'Bullet Hole' Bar Owner: 'Our Only Demand Is For Her To Close'gallery

Furious Crown Heights Residents Confront 'Bullet Hole' Bar Owner: 'Our Only Demand Is For Her To Close'

Dozens of Crown Heights residents rallied Sunday afternoon outside Summerhill, a new self-described "boozy sandwich shop" on Nostrand Avenue, for the second protest in as many months against owner Becca Brennan's decision to advertise a cocktail in...

Dozens Of NYPD Officers, Including Frank Serpico, Rally For Colin Kaepernick gallery

Dozens Of NYPD Officers, Including Frank Serpico, Rally For Colin Kaepernick

Dozens of current and retired NYPD police officers gathered in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturday to show their support for Colin Kaepernick, a former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers who's been ostracized by the NFL since...

Hundreds Turn Out To Trump Tower For Another Night Of Protests

Hundreds Turn Out To Trump Tower For Another Night Of Protests

Protesters outside Trump Tower on Tuesday evening for a second consecutive night of actions. (Getty) Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside of Trump Tower on Tuesday night for a second round of protests, following an instantly lambasted...

President Trump Returns To NYC Tonight. Here Are The Planned Protests

President Trump Returns To NYC Tonight. Here Are The Planned Protests

New Yorkers gathered in Union Square Sunday to hold a vigil for victims of racist violence at the Charlottesville "Unite the Right" rally. (Scott Heins/Gothamist) It's not entirely clear what time President Donald Trump will touch...

Photos: New Yorkers Hold Vigil For Charlottesville Victimsgallery

Photos: New Yorkers Hold Vigil For Charlottesville Victims

The day after one woman was killed and dozens were injured after a man drove his car into a crowd during a gathering of the alt-right, Ku Klux Klan, and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, VA, thousands of New...

Hundreds Gather In Grand Army Plaza To Condemn White Supremacy, President Trump

Hundreds Gather In Grand Army Plaza To Condemn White Supremacy, President Trumpgallery

Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered in Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn on Sunday to denounce yesterday's spate of neo-Nazi violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and to show solidarity with the counterprotesters who risked their lives to confront the...

Activism In NYC This Week: Michael Brown Memorial, Shut Down Goldman Sachs, And More

Activism In NYC This Week: Michael Brown Memorial, Shut Down Goldman Sachs, And More

(Scott Heins / Gothamist) From court-packing solidarity events to activist training, here's our roundup of some of the most notable opportunities for activism in NYC this week. As always, feel free to leave anything we've missed...

NYC Activism This Week: Bedford-Armory Fight Continues, J20 Pizza Party, And More

NYC Activism This Week: Bedford-Armory Fight Continues, J20 Pizza Party, And More

(Scott Lynch/Gothamist) From climate advocacy meetings to pizza party fundraisers to town halls on local development, here's a roundup of some notable opportunities for activism in NYC this week. As always, feel free to leave anything...

Activism In NYC This Week: Vigil For Health Care, Confronting Scott Pruitt, Trans Day Of Action

Activism In NYC This Week: Vigil For Health Care, Confronting Scott Pruitt, Trans Day Of Action

(Emma Whitford / Gothamist) With Senate Republicans determined to pass legislation repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, Democrats are trying to slow down the GOP's secretive efforts by gumming up operations in the Senate. Likewise,...

The NYPD Claimed Its LRAD Sound Cannon Isn't A Weapon. A Judge Disagreed

The NYPD Claimed Its LRAD Sound Cannon Isn't A Weapon. A Judge Disagreed

A portable LRAD noise cannon was brought out by police for the one-year anniversary of Eric Garner's killing. (Scott Heins/Gothamist) A judge has ruled that a lawsuit against the NYPD for officers' use of a Long...

Protesters Pack Trump Tower Terrace To Demand NYC Divest From Fossil Fuels

Protesters Pack Trump Tower Terrace To Demand NYC Divest From Fossil Fuels

(Scott Heins/Gothamist) Around 100 activists gathered on the fifth-floor terrace of Trump Tower on Tuesday afternoon for a teach-in protest calling on New York City to divest its pension funds from fossil fuels. "It's the end...

[UPDATES] Hundreds Of Protesters Greet Paul Ryan In Harlem

[UPDATES] Hundreds Of Protesters Greet Paul Ryan In Harlem

(Emma Whitford / Gothamist) [UPDATES BELOW] Less than a week after celebrating the passage of a bill that would strip millions of Americans of their healthcare, House Speaker Paul Ryan is expected to arrive in Harlem...

Protests & Rallies In NYC This Week: Town Halls, Resistance Mural-Painting, And More

Protests & Rallies In NYC This Week: Town Halls, Resistance Mural-Painting, And More

(Scott Heins/Gothamist) When Donald Trump made a brief visit to his home city on Thursday, New Yorkers were not exactly subtle in telling the president how they really felt about him. This week, our congressional representatives...

Fossil Fuel Protest Planned For Trump Tower Terraces On Tuesday

Fossil Fuel Protest Planned For Trump Tower Terraces On Tuesday

Councilman Mark Levine speaks at a protest teach-in about climate change on the "public" terrace at Trump Tower in early March. Climate activists are planning to hold a teach-in protest on a putatively public terrace at...

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