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A summer of protests: Chicago rises up

Protesters take a knee near the Lincoln Park Quad.
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...

Protests could potentially impact weakened economy

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

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

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

Officials urge George Floyd protesters to get coronavirus tests

Officials urge George Floyd protesters to get coronavirus tests
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...

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.
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...

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.
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...

Trump threatens military force against protesters nationwide

Two officers wearing protective facial coverings.
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...

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
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,...

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.
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...

Protest music nowadays isn’t like it used to be

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...

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.
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...

Thousands protest during Trump’s visit to Chicago

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...

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