Topic: protest

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 0 comments

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.

Students, faculty consider climate action strategy in wake of Harvard-Yale protest

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Students, faculty consider climate action strategy in wake of Harvard-Yale protest

November 25, 2019 1 comment

The widely covered interruption of Saturday’s annual Harvard-Yale football game by climate activists has prompted members of the University community to reflect on how they can help combat climate change through fossil fuel divestment.

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.