Topic: protest

During a public meeting Wednesday evening, activists turned their backs on the board overseeing the Wyatt Facility.

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Wyatt board approves controversial agreement

October 31, 2019 0 comments

The board overseeing the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility voted to continue its contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and set in motion a process for the potential sale of the facility during a public meeting Wednesday evening, as activists turned away in protest.

Never Again Action condemned the grand jury’s decision not to indict the correctional officer who drove a truck into their protest Aug. 14.

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Wyatt correctional officer who drove truck into crowd will not face indictment

October 24, 2019 0 comments

A state grand jury has decided not to file criminal charges against a former Wyatt Detention Facility captain who was captured on video driving a truck into a line of peacefully-assembled protesters in August, announced Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha Wednesday.

Students protest companies tied to ICE at Career Fair

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Students protest companies tied to ICE at Career Fair

September 26, 2019 0 comments

Students staged a demonstration at yesterday’s Career Fair to protest four companies that conduct business with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Protestors gathered outside the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls in anticipation of yesterday’s vote, which was postponed due to “concerns” of the facility’s board. The vote concerns a proposed forbearance agreement with UMB Bank.

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Vote on Wyatt Facility agreement postponed

September 17, 2019 0 comments

The board overseeing the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility postponed a highly anticipated vote on the facility’s future over unspecified “concerns,” before closing its meeting to the public Monday evening.

The proposed agreement between the Wyatt and UMB Bank would contractually bind the facility to continue its partnership with ICE.

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“Which side are you on?”: Protesters shut down Wyatt Detention Facility board meeting

September 16, 2019 0 comments

On Friday night, hundreds of protesters shut down a board meeting at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility that was scheduled to discuss a proposed “forbearance” agreement.

Fernandez ’21: Puerto Rico: A story of resistance.

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Fernandez ’21: Puerto Rico: A story of resistance.

September 12, 2019 1 comment

This summer Puerto Rico made headlines around the world as hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans took to the streets in massive mobilizations. The U.S. press covered the initial stages of protest, but failed to stick with the story as the resistance evolved.

One hundred protesters gathered outside the offices of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Governor Gina Raimondo (D) yesterday, urging them to support the Green New Deal.

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Sunrise Movement rallies for Green New Deal

September 10, 2019 0 comments

One hundred protesters spent over five hours at the offices of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) Monday, urging the Rhode Island politicians to sign their names in support of a Green New Deal.

Around 500 people gathered outside the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility on August 14 to protest the facility’s contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and to call for the center’s closure.

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R.I. Attorney General investigates violence against protestors at Wyatt Detention Facility

August 23, 2019 0 comments

On Wednesday, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha spoke at a press conference to provide further details about the state’s investigation into violence by correctional employees that disrupted a peaceful protest by the advocacy group Never Again Action outside the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility August 14. 

Data research aims to predict protests

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Data research aims to predict protests

February 15, 2019 0 comments

While financial indices may seem just like numbers and a Google search just like a trivial collection of words, the potential application of both to anticipate future protests worldwide is currently under study at the University, according to the Data Science Initiative website.

Bosis ’19: Missionary impossible

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Bosis ’19: Missionary impossible

January 29, 2019 0 comments

If you’ve been a Brown student for any period of time, you’ve probably heard about sin awareness day. For most of us, this inevitable part of the semester boils down to a few days each year when everyone’s Snapchat stories are full of videos of a couple guys yelling indistinguishably atop a box outside Faunce arch.