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Topic: protest

‘Racism is a public health issue’: Medical workers unite to support Black Lives Matter

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‘Racism is a public health issue’: Medical workers unite to support Black Lives Matter

June 15, 2020 0 comments

In the shadow of Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Chief Pediatrics Resident Alexis Thompson bowed her head in silence. She was motionless, surrounded by dozens of colleagues, clad in their white jackets, blue-green uniforms and face masks.

Businesses on Westminster Street were boarded up with plywood early last week.

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‘The only people who were aggressive were the people who were here to protect us’: In Providence, community members reflect on protests

June 7, 2020 0 comments

When the police arrived on Westminster Street between late on the evening of June 1 and early in the morning of June 2, Assistant Professor of Economics Teddy Mekonnen was standing alongside his neighbor.

In Minneapolis, MN, a memorial has been erected at the site where George Floyd was killed by a white police officer May 25.

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‘This country is leaving me pretty lost for words’: Students from Brown participate in, support George Floyd protests

June 3, 2020 0 comments

As protests against anti-Black police brutality have swelled across the country after George Floyd was killed by a white police officer on May 25, many University students from St. Paul, Minnesota to Atlanta, Georgia are among the tens of thousands taking action. 

A coalition of over 30 community organizations and faith leaders planned Friday’s car-based rally, during which dozens of advocates circled the R.I. State House.

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Amid fears of COVID-19 sweeping through correctional facilities, a rallying cry: ‘Free Them All’

April 20, 2020 0 comments

Streams of protestors drove around the R.I. State House last Friday, blaring their horns and carrying signs in support of increased releases of incarcerated people from the Adult Correctional Institutions — releases that they say have taken on a potentially life-or-death-significance, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The demonstration, “Protest Against Anti-Muslim Violence in India and the CAA” began with the lighting of candles.

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Community mourns anti-Muslim violence in India

March 6, 2020 0 comments

Thursday evening, Providence residents and University students and faculty  gathered on the steps of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center to take part in the “Holi Against Hindutva” demonstrations, joining other colleges and universities that demonstrated nationwide.

Pro-gun-control and Second-Amendment activists rally in the  State House before  Representatives voted on a bill to ban “ghost guns.”

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Rhode Island House votes to ban ‘ghost guns’

February 14, 2020 0 comments

The Rhode Island House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that would ban 3D-printed guns and other untraceable firearms, commonly known as “ghost guns,” according to a press release from the State of Rhode Island General Assembly.

Brown students demand Paxson, Corporation divest

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Brown students demand Paxson, Corporation divest

February 10, 2020 1 comment

Students gathered in front of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center Saturday morning in support of student group Brown Divest’s demand that the University divest from “companies identified as facilitating human rights abuses in Palestine.”

Shanmugam ’23: Modi’s government is undermining democracy and tolerance in India

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Shanmugam ’23: Modi’s government is undermining democracy and tolerance in India

February 5, 2020 0 comments

“I am a Hindu, a Muslim, a Christian, a Parsi, a Jew,” Mahatma Gandhi once said, underlining his hope for a nation defined by pluralism, tolerance and equality.

Roughly 35 demonstrators gathered in front of Chase Bank on Thayer for the latest in a series of nationwide Stop the Money Pipeline protests.

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Activists protest Chase Bank’s ties to fossil fuels

February 3, 2020 0 comments

Protesters waved colorful signs — painted with messages like “protect the lungs of the planet” and “defund fossil fuels” — outside Chase Bank’s Thayer Street location Friday.

Members of Brown South Asian Students Association, the Kashmir Solidarity Movement and independent students attended the vigil in protest of two Indian mandates Sunday night.

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University students hold vigil for Indian Pro-Democracy Movement

January 27, 2020 1 comment

Sunday night, a large crowd of University students held a stand-in on the steps of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center to express their support for students and marginalized communities in India who are protesting against two controversial Indian mandates.