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Thousands Of NYers March Up Fifth Ave. In Protest Of Donald Trump

Thousands Of NYers March Up Fifth Ave. In Protest Of Donald Trump

(Annie Whitford/Gothamist) Thousands of New Yorkers have gathered for a fourth consecutive day of anti-Donald Trump protests. For the second time this week, protesters have marched to Trump Tower from Union Square. The Trump Is Not...

Mass Protests & Rallies Against President-Elect Trump This Weekend

Mass Protests & Rallies Against President-Elect Trump This Weekend

(Gretchen Robinette/Gothamist) If you're angry, sickened, scared, depressed, insulted, or grieving over the fact that, for at least the next four years, Donald Trump is running the country, then maybe it's time to close the laptop,...

Video: Thousands Marching In Protest Of Trump In NYC, Other Major Citiesvideo

Video: Thousands Marching In Protest Of Trump In NYC, Other Major Cities

Near Union Square earlier. (Photo by Gretchen Robinette/Gothamist) Last night was disappointing for many Americans, who watched in horror as Donald Trump was declared to be the next President of the United States. Tonight some of...

[Update] Protest Donald Trump And Everything He Stands For In Manhattan Tonight

[Update] Protest Donald Trump And Everything He Stands For In Manhattan Tonight

Clinton supporters at the Javits Center (Getty Images) The election is over and the wrong person won, but the voices of the oppressed, the disenfranchised, the horrified and the devastated will not be silenced. There are...

Topless Women Arrested During Trump Protest Inside His Midtown Polling Place

Topless Women Arrested During Trump Protest Inside His Midtown Polling Placevideo

Two women were arrested this morning after they took their shirts off and shouted about Donald Trump inside the Midtown polling place where Trump is scheduled to vote today. An NYPD spokesperson confirmed that two women,...

Black Lives Matter Protesters Sue To Stop Police From Acting As Prosecutors

Black Lives Matter Protesters Sue To Stop Police From Acting As Prosecutors

(Phil/Flickr) Two Black Lives Matter activists busted during a protest this spring are suing the NYPD, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, and a criminal court judge for a bizarre arrangement where lawyers for the police department...

Update: 10 Protesters Arrested After Shutting Down George Washington Bridge's Upper Level

Update: 10 Protesters Arrested After Shutting Down George Washington Bridge's Upper Level

Protesters have shut down the upper level of the George Washington Bridge, causing delays in both directions. They may have chained themselves to the bridge.

Demonstrators Block Traffic To Protest Police Shooting Of Emotionally Disturbed Womangallery

Demonstrators Block Traffic To Protest Police Shooting Of Emotionally Disturbed Woman

On Tuesday night, Harold Deamues stepped out of his apartment and saw his neighbor, 66-year-old Deborah Danner, standing quietly in the hallway. Minutes later, that same hallway was crowded with NYPD officers and security guards employed by...

North Dakota 'Riot' Charge Dropped Against NYC Reporter Amy Goodman

North Dakota 'Riot' Charge Dropped Against NYC Reporter Amy Goodman

Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman, across the street from the Morton County courthouse in Mandan, North Dakota, where she faces a charge of rioting. (Democracy Now!) Decorated veteran New York journalist Amy Goodman appeared in court...

Are Thousands Of Ritually Slaughtered Chickens Being Turned Into... Biodiesel?video

Are Thousands Of Ritually Slaughtered Chickens Being Turned Into... Biodiesel?

At kapparot in Williamsburg (John Del Signore / Gothamist) Most Hasidic Jews I've spoken to in Brooklyn about kapparot, the annual pre-Yom Kippur chicken slaughter ritual, say the same thing about what happens to the meat:...

'Animal Holocaust!': Protests Against Ritual Jewish Chicken Slaughter Get Uglyvideo

'Animal Holocaust!': Protests Against Ritual Jewish Chicken Slaughter Get Ugly

Animal-rights protesters chant outside the family night kapparot ceremony at the Associated Beth Rivkah Schools on Sunday. (Scott Heins/Gothamist) On Sunday evening, less than 48 hours before Yom Kippur, Yossi Henach was with his wife and...

Maspeth NIMBYs Take Protest To Homeless Services Commissioner's Front Door

Maspeth NIMBYs Take Protest To Homeless Services Commissioner's Front Door

Hundreds of Maspeth, Queens residents marched along Department of Homeless Services Commissioner Steven Banks's treelined Windsor Terrace street on Thursday night, blowing whistles and chanting "Banks has gotta go!" and "Liar!" Protests have mounted since August, when...

Cops Protest Outside De Blasio's Park Slope Gym For Raises They Won't Get

Cops Protest Outside De Blasio's Park Slope Gym For Raises They Won't Get

Still angry about a lower-than-hoped-for pay raise, members of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association this morning tried to hit Mayor Bill de Blasio where it hurts: in Park Slope. The mayor famously returns to his old neighborhood/comfort blanket...

Taking Photos Is My Job & The NYPD Can't Stand It

Taking Photos Is My Job & The NYPD Can't Stand It

A Port Authority police officer blocking the author's camera. Photo by J.B. Nicholas. I’ve been arrested more times as a photojournalist trying to live a law-abiding life than I was as a criminal. The first time...

'No Justice, No Peace!' Activists Chain Themselves In Police Union's FiDi Office Building

'No Justice, No Peace!' Activists Chain Themselves In Police Union's FiDi Office Buildinggallery

A group of activists protesting NYC's biggest police union chained themselves together and barricaded the lobby of the union's office building in lower Manhattan this morning. "We have nothing to lose but our chains. This is our...

What To Expect When You're Protesting: An Activist Guide To The RNC & DNC

What To Expect When You're Protesting: An Activist Guide To The RNC & DNC

By now it's a familiar ritual: tens of thousands of party operatives and reporters gather for several nights of confetti and draft beer in a mid-sized American city, while outside a smattering of true believer puppeteers,...

Bratton: Black Lives Matter Protests 'Accomplish Nothing'

Bratton: Black Lives Matter Protests 'Accomplish Nothing'

(Getty Images). NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton believes that "so-called rap artists...are basically thugs," that Black Lives Matter protests are "anti-societal initiatives" of which the murders of police officers are a "direct spinoff," that women should "adopt...

Photos, Video: Protesters Demand Justice After Release Of Brooklyn Road Rage Shooting Video

Photos, Video: Protesters Demand Justice After Release Of Brooklyn Road Rage Shooting Videogallery

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Manhattan last night, demanding an end to nationwide systemic racism and police brutality in the wake of three widely-publicized killings of black men by law enforcement officers. Saturday's protest...

Photos, Videos: Protesters Stop Manhattan Traffic In Anti-Police Shootings March

Photos, Videos: Protesters Stop Manhattan Traffic In Anti-Police Shootings March

Protesters stopped traffic on 5th Avenue Thursday night (Scott Heins/Gothamist) Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets of Manhattan this evening to march after the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and...

Seven Arrested Protesting Peter Liang Sentencing Outside Brooklyn DA's House

Seven Arrested Protesting Peter Liang Sentencing Outside Brooklyn DA's House

Seven people were arrested early this morning while protesting outside Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson's house, denouncing his handling of the Peter Liang case. Last month, Thompson recommended that Liang get probation and house arrest—but no prison...

Protesters Sue NYPD Over Use Of Potentially Deafening LRAD Sound Weapon

Protesters Sue NYPD Over Use Of Potentially Deafening LRAD Sound Weapon

(Courtesy John Knefel) On the night of December 4th, 2014, demonstrators filled the streets in protest of the grand jury's failure to indict Daniel Pantaleo for killing Eric Garner. Anika Edrei, Shay Horse, James Craven, Keegan...

Hundreds Of Protesters Rally Against De Blasio's Affordable Housing Plan

Hundreds Of Protesters Rally Against De Blasio's Affordable Housing Plan

(Kellylouise Delaney/Gothamist) Nearly one thousand New Yorkers gathered near City Hall on Tuesday morning to protest Mayor de Blasio's controversial affordable housing plan. Low-income tenants from across the city spoke out against the plan's legal cornerstones,...

Actor James Cromwell Arrested While Protesting Upstate Power Plant

Actor James Cromwell Arrested While Protesting Upstate Power Plant

Getty L.A. Confidential star and noted sheep-pig trainer James Cromwell was arrested at a power plant protest in Orange County, New York yesterday morning. As first reported by The Times Herald-Record of Middletown, Cromwell, 75, was...

Man Occupies Top Of Bed Stuy Theater Marquee To Protest Building's

Man Occupies Top Of Bed Stuy Theater Marquee To Protest Building's "Theft"

The scene in front of the slave theater around 5:00 p.m. on Friday (tipster) The NYPD blocked off a stretch of Fulton Street in Bed-Stuy between Bedford and Nostrand Avenues around 2:30 p.m. today, while a...

Latino Organizations To Protest Donald Trump On SNL In Midtown Tonight

Latino Organizations To Protest Donald Trump On SNL In Midtown Tonight

All smiles (NBC) Donald Trump is set to grace Saturday Night Live with his inimitable verbal carbon footprint tonight—and plenty of protesters will be there in anticipation! Starting at 6 p.m., members of Latino organizations will...

Photos: Artist Locks Himself In Cage In Front Of Manhattan Jail To Protest Prison System

Photos: Artist Locks Himself In Cage In Front Of Manhattan Jail To Protest Prison Systemgallery

An artist and anti-prison activist staged a protest against the prison system today, welding himself inside a steel cage in front of the Manhattan Detention Complex in lower Manhattan. Lou Weinstein was in the area around...

Videos: 11 People Arrested During "Rise Up October" Protest Against Police Brutality

Videos: 11 People Arrested During video

Getty Images Eleven people were arrested in Midtown during the #RiseUpOctober protest against police brutality yesterday. Quentin Tarantino, who flew in for the event from California, was one of the featured speakers, along with Cornel West:...

Anarchists Protest Bushwick Flea And

Anarchists Protest Bushwick Flea And "The Brutality Represented By This Crocheted Artwork"

Protesters, faces blurred by activists for security reasons, gather at the entrance to Bushwick Flea to call for a boycott. (Brooklyn Solidarity Network/Facebook) A small group of protesters gathered at Bushwick Flea yesterday to harangue customers,...

Ultra-Orthodox Jew Flips The Bird At Protester During Chicken Slaughter

Ultra-Orthodox Jew Flips The Bird At Protester During Chicken Slaughter

Activist Rina Deych faces off with an unidentified Kaporos participant in Borough Park. (Photo by Geralyn Shukwit) Kaporos, the ultra-Orthodox Jewish ritual slaughter of chickens to atone for sins, is underway around Brooklyn in the lead-up...

Nail Salons Close In Protest Of State Crackdown

Nail Salons Close In Protest Of State Crackdown

A poster on a shuttered nail salon decries the state's handling of its labor violations crackdown. (Brooklynian) Nail salons across the city have closed in apparent protest of the state's crackdown on the industry, prompted by...

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