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A summer of protests: Chicago rises up

Protesters take a knee near the Lincoln Park Quad.

Sonal Soni, Staff Writer

September 6, 2020

After Minneapolis police killed George Floyd in May, protests quickly gripped the nation as calls for police reform rose to the forefront.  Chicago continues to be a hotspot for protests despite the disadvantages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents have been fighting against inequality long before ...

Protests could potentially impact weakened economy

Protesters march across Minneapolis on Thursday May 28 to demand justice in the killing of George Floyd.

Sahil Gujarati, Contributing Writer

June 15, 2020

The United States of America is experiencing one of the most painful civil disruptions in its history. Just as the country was recovering from the menacing threat of coronavirus and was reinstitutionalizing its economy, the entire country has come together to mourn and protest against the brutal deat...

Lori Lightfoot lifts 9 p.m. curfew, fully reopens Loop access

Lori Lightfoot lifts 9 p.m. curfew, fully reopens Loop access

Associated Press

June 7, 2020

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Sunday lifted the city’s 9 p.m. curfew as the city reopened subway stations in the city’s central business and commercial district and allowed bus service to resume in the area. Lightfoot imposed the curfew on May 30, after widespread looting and vandalism got underway...

Officials urge George Floyd protesters to get coronavirus tests

Officials urge George Floyd protesters to get coronavirus tests

Associated Press

June 7, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — With New York City poised to reopen after a more than two-month coronavirus shutdown, officials on Sunday lifted a curfew that was in place amid protests of police brutality and racial injustice. But they also urged that demonstrators be tested for COVID-19. “Get a test. Get a...

Dave Leitao reflects on George Floyd, protests, racism in America

DePaul head coach Dave Leitao talks to junior guard Charlie Moore during the Blue Demons' 74-68 win over Georgetown on Feb. 22.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 5, 2020

In the last couple of months, there hasn't been as much basketball talk during DePaul’s team meetings. But that doesn’t mean the team hasn’t used this opportunity to focus on other more pressing topics around the U.S. They have.  On Sunday, DePaul men’s basketball head coach Dave Leitao...

Report: 3 more officers to be charged in George Floyd’s death

In this photo taken with a wide angle lens, demonstrators stand in front of Los Angeles City Hall during a protest over the death of George Floyd Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Los Angeles. Floyd died in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis.

Associated Press

June 3, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The three other police officers on the scene when a Minneapolis officer killed George Floyd are being charged with aiding and abetting a murder, and the case against the main officer is being upgraded to second-degree murder, a newspaper reported Wednesday. The Star Tribune, citing...

Trump threatens military force against protesters nationwide

Two officers wearing protective facial coverings.

Associated Press

June 2, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wielding extraordinary federal authority, President Donald Trump threatened the nation’s governors on Monday that he would deploy the military to states if they did not stamp out violent protests over police brutality that have roiled the nation over the past week. His announcement...

Latinx community unites to advocate for Black lives amid Chicago protests

A man wears a Mexican flag on a motorcycle behind the Little Village Caravan

Hillary Flores, Maria Guerrero, and Richie Requena

June 1, 2020

Chants of “tu lucha es mi lucha” —  “your struggle is my struggle” — were heard coming from the Latinx community as they gathered in solidarity over the death of George Floyd on Saturday, May 30.  Waving their flags in front of the Discount Mall in Little Village, protestors made it cl...

Mass gatherings, erosion of trust upend coronavirus control

A woman is helped after being hit with pepper spray after curfew on Sunday, May 31, 2020 in Minneapolis. Protests continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day.

Associated Press

June 1, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Protests erupting across the nation over the past week — and law enforcement's response to them — are threatening to upend efforts by health officials to track and contain the spread of coronavirus just as those efforts were finally getting underway. Health experts need newly infected people to remember and recount everyo...

Protest music nowadays isn’t like it used to be

Protest music nowadays isn't like it used to be

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions & Social Media Editor

January 26, 2020

The day after the 2016 presidential election was a day of mourning in my community. Following Donald Trump’s defeat over Hillary Clinton, my very liberal high school in my very liberal hometown ceased to function, with nearly every class I went to dedicated to discussing the ramifications of the electi...

Nationwide protests in Chile garner little U.S. attention

An anti-government protester flashes victory signs at a cordon of Chilean police during in Santiago, Chile, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. Twenty people have so far died amid nationwide protests.

Kelly Garcia, Contributing Writer

November 11, 2019

Protests in Chile have been escalating since mid-October amidst decades of tension over high student debt, economic inequality and a broken welfare system, with students at the forefront of the resistance.  Protests began about a month ago when high school students organized a campaign of fare-dod...

Thousands protest during Trump’s visit to Chicago

Thousands protest during Trump's visit to Chicago

Keira Wingate and Bianca Cseke

October 29, 2019

President Donald Trump came to Chicago on Monday for the first time since he became president. As he called the city an “embarrassment to the country” during this speech at the annual gathering of the International Association of Chiefs of Police at McCormick Place, thousands protested his visit i...

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