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Topic: protest

The Bruno Brief: Climate activists take on JPMorgan Chase

Metro, Multimedia, News, Podcasts

The Bruno Brief: Climate activists take on JPMorgan Chase

September 19, 2021 0 comments

In the first episode of season two of The Bruno Brief, we go to a protest of Chase Bank staged by climate justice activists on Thayer Street. We talk to Senior Staff Writer Jasper Yeh, who was on the scene and spoke with protestors about their stance against the bank’s investments in fossil fuels.

The 150,000 signature petition urging divestment stretched down the sidewalk past the bank’s Thayer Street branch.

Metro, News

Climate Action Rhode Island takes on Thayer Street to protest JPMorgan Chase’s funding of fossil fuels

September 15, 2021 1 comment

Members of Climate Action Rhode Island marched on Thayer Street Wednesday protesting JPMorgan Chase’s funding of fossil fuel companies. The group carried large signs reading “Chase funds death” and “Stop Chase the toxic bank” as they approached the bank’s Thayer location. 

Protesters staged a die-in in front of Sen. Jack Reed’s Providence office as part of a May 21 rally in solidarity with Palestine.

Metro, News

More than 300 protesters in Providence demand the U.S. stop funding military aid for Israel

May 25, 2021 2 comments

More than 300 protesters rallied at Burnside Park on Friday, raising signs reading “U.S. Aid Kills Palestinian Children!” and “Solidarity with the Palestinian People’s Struggle.”

Community members and local activists called for immediate change to confront police brutality.

News, University News

‘It feels like deja vu’: Protesters demand end to police brutality after death of Daunte Wright  

April 15, 2021 0 comments

The late spring sun set over the Rhode Island State House Wednesday evening as protesters raised signs bearing bold letters reading: “Stop the war on Black Americans” and “Justice for George Floyd and Daunte Wright.”

As part of End Sexual Violence At Brown's Week of Protest, over 200 students gathered on the Quiet Green and marched to President Christina Paxson's home in demand of administrative action and to raise awareness.

News, University News

Hundreds of students protest administrative response to sexual violence

April 8, 2021 0 comments

“CPax will hear us, DPhi will fear us” and “end sexual violence” rang out from behind masks reading “End Sexual Violence” in pink lettering.

End Sexual Violence @ Brown called for the dissolution of Delta Phi after one of its members was expelled for mocking the organization.

News, University News

End Sexual Violence at Brown launches week of protest with poster campaign

April 7, 2021 0 comments

End Sexual Violence at Brown, a student coalition, launched its week of protest April 3 by hanging approximately 2,000 posters on and around campus. The poster campaign was the first of three events aimed at compelling the University administration to improve its anti-sexual violence efforts.

Activists from Climate Action R.I protest outside the Thayer Street branch of Chase Bank demanding that they divest from fossil fuels.

Metro, News

Climate Action RI demands Chase Bank fossil fuel divestment in latest protest

November 16, 2020 0 comments

Protesters demanded JPMorgan Chase divest from fossil fuels during a demonstration outside the Chase Bank on Thayer Street Monday morning, the latest in a series of protests of the bank organized by activist organization Climate Action Rhode Island.

Hong ’24: The Minneapolis I could not see

Columns, Opinions

Hong ’24: The Minneapolis I could not see

October 8, 2020 0 comments

In late August, I rode the train — the light rail — through Minneapolis. Collapsed buildings, piles of rubble and boarded-up stores blurred past my window. Minneapolis, which I had known for a decade, was a city that I had never seen before: It was ravaged.

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

Metro, News

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

June 15, 2020 Comments are Disabled

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.

Metro, News

‘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 Comments are Disabled

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.