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Video: Animal Rights Activists Protest Chris Christie In Iowa

Video: Animal Rights Activists Protest Chris Christie In Iowavideo

You, like most of America, may have already forgotten that NJ Gov. Chris Christie is running for president, but at least some of his enemies haven't forgotten. Animal rights activists stormed the soap box stage in...

Photos: Man Dining In Chelsea Angrily Confronts Garner Protesters

Photos: Man Dining In Chelsea Angrily Confronts Garner Protestersgallery

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets yesterday to mark the first anniversary of Eric Garner's death. But while the majority of demonstrating was peaceful, one man dining al fresco in Chelsea reportedly took issue with...

Hate Crime Charge For Protester Accused Of Attacking Jewish Leader At Barclays Protest

Hate Crime Charge For Protester Accused Of Attacking Jewish Leader At Barclays Protest

A Palestinian-rights activist is facing a new hate crime charge stemming from an altercation that left Kings Bay Y director Leonard Petlakh with a broken nose following a protest at an Israeli exhibition basketball game at the...

The Yes Men Open Up About Pranking The World & Reckoning With Middle Agevideo

The Yes Men Open Up About Pranking The World & Reckoning With Middle Age

Andy Bichlbaum, left, and Mike Bonanno wade into the East River with a gaggle of friends wearing Survivaballs, Halliburton's answer to climate change. (The Yes Men) The Yes Men have a new movie out. The absurdist-activist...

Video: Neil Young Premieres Anti-Starbucks Anthem, "Rock Starbucks"

Video: Neil Young Premieres Anti-Starbucks Anthem, video

It takes most musicians until the later parts of their career to throw off the shackles of commercial and critical expectations and declare, "I'm gonna do whatever I want, even if it means writing a nine minute...

Flag-Burning Protesters Shut Down Queensboro Bridge & Midtown Tunnel

Flag-Burning Protesters Shut Down Queensboro Bridge & Midtown Tunnel

@KeeganNYC Protesters briefly shut down traffic on both the Queensboro Bridge and the Queens Midtown Tunnel [see update below] yesterday evening to mark the 90th anniversary of Malcolm X's birth, unfurling a "Black Lives Matter" banner...

Student Accused Of Rioting On Brooklyn Bridge Spent Months Fighting NYPD

Student Accused Of Rioting On Brooklyn Bridge Spent Months Fighting NYPD "Witch Hunt"

Maria Garcia spent three and a half months facing charges for her supposed involvement in a brawl between police and protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge before prosecutors acknowledged they didn't have enough evidence to proceed. Police...

Estimated 15,000 Protesters March To Times Square McDonald's To Demand Living Wage

Estimated 15,000 Protesters March To Times Square McDonald's To Demand Living Wage

(Jessica Warriner / Gothamist) Some 100,000 frustrated underpaid workers demonstrated in over 200 cities across America last night to demand a living wage, according to organizers' estimates. In NYC, over 10,000 workers and their supporters came...

Public School Kids To Cuomo: Don't Destroy Our Schools

Public School Kids To Cuomo: Don't Destroy Our Schools

At 8 a.m. this morning I was shivering outside PS 10 in Park Slope, watching as hundreds of kids, parents, and teachers held a rally to protest Governor Cuomo's education budget plan, which will raise the...

MTA Bans

MTA Bans "Die-In" Protests At Grand Central Terminal

The MTA has decided to put the kibosh on "die-ins" at Grand Central Terminal, claiming that two protesters became aggressive with officers during yesterday's event. The die-ins, in which protesters splay across the floor to draw...

Video: New Year's Revelers Turn Street Party Into Messy Failed "Protest"

Video: New Year's Revelers Turn Street Party Into Messy Failed video

The vast majority of protests over the last month since the Michael Brown and Eric Garner grand jury decisions have been peaceful, organized, righteous, and law-abiding. With a very few exceptions, there have been few actual...

Police Arrest Protester For Allegedly Attacking Cops On Brooklyn Bridge

Police Arrest Protester For Allegedly Attacking Cops On Brooklyn Bridgevideo

Shanahan is allegedly "suspect 2", at the far right The NYPD announced that it arrested another protester who allegedly attacked police officers during the December 14th Millions March across the Brooklyn Bridge. Jarrod Shanahan, 29, was...

Bratton Chides "Inappropriate" Cops For Turning Backs On De Blasio

Bratton Chides

Bratton at Officer Ramos' funeral on Saturday (Getty Images) Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has spoken out against the actions of the police officers who spontaneously turned their backs to Mayor de Blasio at the funeral of...

De Blasio Asks Protesters To Give It A Rest

De Blasio Asks Protesters To Give It A Rest

De Blasio at an NYPD promotions ceremony last week. (NYC Mayor's Flickr) Mayor Bill de Blasio is urging the activists who've been flooding the streets to protest police brutality to pause their demonstrations. "I think it's...

Video: Jon Stewart Rages Against Anti-Protest Arguments

Video: Jon Stewart Rages Against Anti-Protest Argumentsvideo

Jon Stewart has been killing it recently with his coverage of the Eric Garner and Michael Brown grand jury decisions. Last night, he turned his attention toward the talking heads who are complaining about people peacefully...

CUNY Professor Arrested For Assaulting Cops At Millions March NYC

CUNY Professor Arrested For Assaulting Cops At Millions March NYC

Tod Seelie/Gothamist A 29-year-old CUNY professor has been arrested for allegedly assaulting two officers at last night's Million March NYC. Linsker, via Boston Area Small Press & Poetry Scene Brooklyn resident Eric Linsker has been hit...

MTA Worker Injures Leg At Brooklyn Subway Station

MTA Worker Injures Leg At Brooklyn Subway Station

beanhead4529 An MTA worker suffered a serious leg injury after getting pinned at a station in Brooklyn last night. The incident happened around 7 p.m. at the Court Street station in Brooklyn Heights. Vincent Dobe, 50,...

Photos: Millions March Shuts Down Brooklyn Bridge, NYPD Says They Must "Draw The Line"

Photos: Millions March Shuts Down Brooklyn Bridge, NYPD Says They Must gallery

Zenzile Keith was marching with her mother last summer to protest the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case when she was seized by several NYPD officers. "They pulled me by my hair and dragged me by...

Video: Aerial Timelapse Of The Massive Millions March NYC

Video: Aerial Timelapse Of The Massive Millions March NYCvideo

Yesterday, something between 20,000 and 50,000 people took to the streets of Manhattan to protest the commercialization of Christmas as part of SantaCon as part of the Millions March NYC, one in a series of ongoing...

Tens Of Thousands Of Protesters Storm Manhattan For Millions March NYC

Tens Of Thousands Of Protesters Storm Manhattan For Millions March NYC

via While thousands of merry folks drank away the day in midtown in a passionate rebuke of the commercialization of Christmas, tens of thousands of protesters have been marching through Manhattan for the Millions March NYC....

Rabbis Arrested For Civil Disobedience At UWS Eric Garner Protest

Rabbis Arrested For Civil Disobedience At UWS Eric Garner Protest

David Torres Protests spread all over the city on Thursday evening as around 200 activists were arrested participating in various actions in response to the Eric Garner grand jury decision. While protesters were jamming the Brooklyn...

Photos: Thousands Rally At Foley Square, Brooklyn Bridge To Protest Eric Garner Decision

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A day after a Staten Island grand jury refused to indict a police officer who put an unarmed black man in a fatal chokehold, protesters are back on the streets. Thousands—one report says over 7,500—have gathered at Foley Square in lower Manhattan.

Photos, Videos: Protesters Block Traffic Around Manhattan After Eric Garner Decision

Photos, Videos: Protesters Block Traffic Around Manhattan After Eric Garner Decisiongallery

After a grand jury refused to indict a police officer for administering a prohibited fatal chokehold to an unarmed man, protesters converged in Manhattan to disrupt traffic—and the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting—and voice their anger. At...

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Photos: 7 Arrested At "Hands Up Walk Out" March For Michael Brown

Hundreds of protesters marched from Union Square to Times Square yesterday in another demonstration against a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown....

Video: Seven Protesters Arrested At Thanksgiving Day Parade

Video: Seven Protesters Arrested At Thanksgiving Day Parade video

via Katastrophe Yesterday's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan was the usual mix of family fun, terrifying mutant Spongebob balloons, and aging KISS members on parade floats. But there was also a slightly less usual sighting: a...

Photo: NYPD Commissioner Bratton Hit With Fake Blood At Times Square Ferguson Protest

Photo: NYPD Commissioner Bratton Hit With Fake Blood At Times Square Ferguson Protest

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton was splattered with what appears to be fake blood at a protest in Times Square tonight. Hundreds of protesters had marched north from Union Square after it was announced that a Missouri grand...

Protesters Accuse Met Opera Of Spreading "Jewish Hatred" At "The Death Of Klinghoffer" Premiere

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Across from the Metropolitan Opera house last night, Rudy Giuliani told me that he owns “something like 800 operas” on CD. “I think I own every opera imaginable,” he said. “I don’t think there’s an opera I...

Angry Uber Drivers Break Out Of Low-Paying UberX Prison

Angry Uber Drivers Break Out Of Low-Paying UberX Prison

An Uber protest earlier this week (Facebook) There is one little downside to all these extended UberX deals NYC customers have been getting lately: the drivers aren't happy. A large group of Uber drivers, under the...

Wrongfully Arrested RNC Protestors Win Lawsuit

Wrongfully Arrested RNC Protestors Win Lawsuit

Republican National Convention 2004 (photo credit www.presstv.com) Four men who were arrested during the 2004 Republican National Convention were just awarded $185,000 in damages after suing the city. The case put forth by Howard Gale, Andrew...

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