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U.K. Protesters Rally For Surprise Trump Visit

British protesters have vowed not to let U.S. President Donald Trump visit the country uninterrupted amid reports he is planning a surprise trip to the U.K. “Donald Trump is planning to sneak into Britain to avoid protests,” Owen Jones, a left-wing commentator and activist, tweeted. “RT if you’re willing to commit to protesting this bigot at short notice.” The message had 13,000 retweets and 17,000 likes.

July 3, 2017
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Protesters With Pocket Constitutions Thrown Out Of Trump Rally

It seems a list is quickly building as to what can get you summarily ejected from a Trump rally. On last count, Trump couldn’t stand the following at his events: Muslims, the press, and babies. Now, Trump’s added on to his persona non grata list: protesters holding Constitutions. The protesters were referencing the man who may end up causing Trump’s downfall. At the Democratic National Convention last week, Khizr Khan, the father of a slain Muslim-American soldier, pulled a pocket Constitution out during his speech and openly asked Trump whether he had ever read the document himself.

August 5, 2016
Victor Cristobal chants during a demonstration outside a campaign rally for Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump in San Jose

What Democrats Need To Know About Violence At Trump Rallies

This spring, Donald Trump added a new phrase to the stock of improvised riffs he throws out at his rallies: “I love my protesters.” And if my Twitter mentions are any indication, there are a lot of people who think they know why: disruptions inside or outside Trump’s events just might help elect him president. But the people using my historical work to make this particular argument need to read it less selectively and more attentively.

June 16, 2016
A protester is removed from the crowd as U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Cleveland

Endorse This: Trump’s Plan For GOP Reconciliation? Threatening “Riots”

Donald was asked how he planned on unifying the Republican Party, should a brokered convention prevent him from winning the nomination on the first ballot.

March 16, 2016
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Rubio Confronts Trump Support: ‘Being Angry Is No Excuse’

He warned that the country would be “ripped apart at the seams” if the polarization deepens.

March 14, 2016

State Of Emergency Called In Ferguson After Gunfire Mars Protests

It’s another story of police vs. activists again in Ferguson, Mo.

August 10, 2015

Tear Gas At Turkish May Day Protests, Red Square Rally Draws 100,000

Istanbul (AFP) – Turkish police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse May Day protesters in Istanbul on Thursday, as millions took to the streets around the world to mark International Labor Day. About 100,000 workers paraded on Moscow’s iconic Red Square for the first time since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union as the […]

May 1, 2014

Obama Sympathizes With Occupy Wall Street — Sort Of

A sign of the growing political potency and media taking notice of the Occupy Wall Street protests: Obama got back-to-back questions about it at his press conference just now. The protest “expresses frustrations the American people feel,” he said. “The protesters are giving voice to a more broad-based frustration about how our financial system works.” […]

October 6, 2011

Herman Cain Calls Occupy Wall Street Protesters Un-American

We know what Howard Dean and other prominent Democrats think about Occupy Wall Street, but what about Republican presidential hopefuls? Pizza magnate Herman Cain, who has recently been experiencing a surge in the polls, has a less-than-rosy view of the protesters who have been calling for greater economic justice since Sept. 17. Sitting down with […]

October 6, 2011

How To Co-Opt Those Cops On Wall Street

The young (and not-so-young) protesters who came to Occupy Wall Street — and have stayed despite mass arrests — deserve thanks from the “99 percent” of Americans they claim to represent. Without articulating a clear set of demands, they have nevertheless voiced the frustration felt by millions of ordinary people who have lost homes, jobs, […]

October 4, 2011

Political Frustration Explodes As NYPD Pepper Sprays Protesters At ‘Occupy Wall Street’ March

An estimated 2,000 marchers in New York continued their attempt to launch a populist “Occupy Wall Street” movement this past weekend, and after a week of protests they finally got the attention of the national press. A filmed outburst of police violence — a video of what looked like a cop spraying mace at four […]

September 26, 2011