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Coatesville students walk out in protest over racist pumpkin carvings

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Protesters Shout Down White Nationalist Richard Spencer's Speech In Florida

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Group protests woman's detainment in front of homeland security in Cedar Rapids

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Richard Spencer speech draws protests in Florida

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Kenya's police say 4 killed in opposition demonstrations

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Protesters to white nationalist speaker at University of Florida: 'Go home Nazis'

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Protesters disrupt Richard Spencer's speech at University of Florida

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Police: 3 men made Nazi salutes, shot at protesters after Richard Spencer event
Three men making Nazi salutes fired at a group of protesters in Gainesville, Florida, police said The men all expressed support for Richard Spencer prior to the incident (CNN)Police in Florida arrested three men who allegedly made Nazi salutes, repeated Hitler chants and then shot at a group of protesters after white supremacist leader Richard Spencer's speech at the University of Florida on Thursday   Read More ...
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Kurds Protesting in Iraq Turn Their Anger Against U.S.
Ali Nabhan Oct. 20, 2017 2:26 p.m. ET ERBIL, Iraq—Several hundred Kurdish demonstrators protested outside the U.S. consulate here on Friday, accusing one of their closest allies of standing by as Iraqi forces dislodged them from a contested territory in the north of the country. Protesters outside the consulate in Erbil, the capital of the semiautonomous Kurdish region, carried banners   Read More ...
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BC students, staff march to condemn racism
BOSTON — Boston College students and staff marched across campus Friday in a demonstration condemning racism and intolerance. The march began at the McElroy Commons around noon and continued to Corcoran Commons, where speeches were presented. The demonstration was motivated by the recent defacing of several Black Lives Matter posters and the community's desire to confront that hatred. Last Friday, two posters were defaced with the words “Don’t” being written on them in the same dormitory   Read More ...
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White nationalist shot at protesters after Richard Spencer speech in Florida, police say
Three supporters of the prominent white nationalist Richard Spencer have been charged with attempted murder after police said one of the men, egged on by his friends, shot at protesters “with the intent to kill” following Spencer’s speech at the University of Florida on Thursday. It was the most serious instance of violence reported in connection to Spencer’s appearance at the university   Read More ...
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Black protester hugs self-described Nazi at white nationalist rally
"Why don't you like me?" That's what a black protester asked while giving a man in swastika T-shirt a hug at a rally held by white nationalist Richard Spencer.   Read More ...
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Three Richard Spencer supporters give Nazi salutes, fire shot at protesters after white nationalist's speech
Three Richard Spencer supporters fired a shot at protesters following Thursday's speech by the white nationalist in Florida, according to authorities. Tyler Tenbrink, William Fears and Colton Fears were in a jeep when they stopped to argue with the group, which was carrying anti-Nazi signs, according to the Gainesville Sun. The three men gave "Nazi salutes" and began chanting about Hitler during the altercation, according to the Gainesville Police Department   Read More ...
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Richard Spencer supporters arrested in University of Florida area shooting
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Three Texas men who turned out to support white supremacist Richard Spencer's speech at the University of Florida were identified Friday as suspects in a shooting involving protesters a short distance from campus. Tyler Tenbrink, 28, William Fears, 30, and Colton Fears, 28, all face attempted homicide charges from a shooting that involved a group of protesters who were sitting at a Gainesville bus stop   Read More ...
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High school students protest over racist carved pumpkins
COATESVILLE, Pa. – Several hundred students at a Pennsylvania high school walked out to protest the second race-related incident at the school in just over a week: a Facebook photo showing current and former students posing with pumpkins carved with racist symbols. The Coatesville Area High School students walked out around 7:30 a.m. Friday. The Coatesville Area School District says it appears the photo was taken off school grounds and after school hours   Read More ...
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'Take a knee' anti-racist protests move beyond the NFL
American footballers' campaign of protests against police brutality and racism is rippling throughout the United States and sparking demonstrations beyond the National Football League (NFL). With growing anger over right-wing US President Donald Trump's criticism of NFL players who kneel during the customary national anthem at the beginning of games, activists have targeted team owners and politicians with their own demonstrations, and high school and college athletes have also followed suit   Read More ...
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Coatesville students walk out in protest over racist pumpkin carvings
Several hundred students at Chester County’s Coatesville Area High School students walked out of school Friday morning in a protest against racism prompted by a posting by schoolmates on social media showing pumpkins carved with a swastika and KKK on them. The protest came a day after scores of students at Gloucester County’s Washington Township High School staged a sit in after some white students exchanged racially charged social-media messages, leading to a confrontation between some white and black students   Read More ...
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Protesters Shout Down White Nationalist Richard Spencer's Speech In Florida
A chorus of boos and loud protest chants drowned out white nationalist Richard Spencer when he took the stage at the University of Florida.   Read More ...
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'We don't feel safe here,' Student tensions flare over racism, scuffle at HS
WASHINGTON TWP -- More than 200 people gathered in the Washington Township High School's auditorium Thursday night after two days of escalating tension over racist texts that sparked a hallway scuffle and student protest. "We're so frustrated and we're so mad," said Autumn Ellis, a senior who took part in the protest. "Our voice is being heard, but it's been years   Read More ...
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Group protests woman's detainment in front of homeland security in Cedar Rapids
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - Some Eastern Iowans are fighting for a woman who is facing deportation even though her lawyer says she is here legally. Asucena Ramirez's lawyer says she fled Guatemala to escape a domestic violence situation, and border patrol let her in through humanitarian parole. About 15 people protested in front of the Cedar Rapids Homeland Security office   Read More ...
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Richard Spencer speech draws protests in Florida
Richard Spencer speech draws protests in Florida Richard Spencer speech draws protests in Florida GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Protesters greeted white supremacist leader Richard Spencer with loud boos and chants of "Go home Spencer" during his speech Thursday afternoon at the University of Florida in Gainesville. The talk was Spencer's first planned speech on a college campus since he and others participated in the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August   Read More ...
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Kenya's police say 4 killed in opposition demonstrations
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's national police say four people have been killed in recent opposition demonstrations as the fresh presidential election approaches next week. Friday's statement says the deaths occurred between Oct. 2 and Monday in what it calls "confrontations between rioters and police officers." The statement comes after Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International this week said police killed 67 people in opposition protests in the days after August's election results were announced   Read More ...
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Kenya's police say 4 killed in opposition demonstrations
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's national police say four people have been killed in recent opposition demonstrations as the fresh presidential election approaches next week. Friday's statement says the deaths occurred between Oct. 2 and Monday in what it calls "confrontations between rioters and police officers." The statement comes after Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International this week said police killed 67 people in opposition protests in the days after August's election results were announced   Read More ...
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Protesters to white nationalist speaker at University of Florida: 'Go home Nazis'
Protesters shouted "Go home Nazis" as a white nationalist gave a speech on Thursday at the University of Florida, where hundreds of police set up barricades and separated supporters and demonstrators to guard against violence. Richard Spencer's event at the university in Gainesville, which prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency to prepare for possible conflict, came about two months after rallies by neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, led to a deadly clash with counter-protesters   Read More ...
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Pro-independence Catalans withdraw cash in protest
The Spanish government announced Thursday it's going to start the process of invoking Article 155 of its constitution. Video provided by Newsy Newslook. BARCELONA, Spain - Bank customers in Catalonia on Friday were withdrawing symbolic amounts of money from financial institutions that have moved their official headquarters to other locations in Spain amid a political crisis over the region’s independence bid   Read More ...
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Kenyan police say four people killed during opposition demonstrations in past two weeks
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s police said on Friday that four people had died as result of police intervention during opposition protests in the past two weeks, amid concerns violence will break out in next week’s repeat presidential vote. The re-run of the Aug. 8 presidential election annulled by the Supreme Court is set for Oct. 26. But opposition leader Raila Odinga has pulled out, alleging a failure to improve oversight of the election, casting doubt on how the vote will proceed   Read More ...
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In St. Louis, Protests Over Police Violence Disrupt Economy, and Win Attention
In the weeks since, a small but spirited group has taken to the streets of St. Louis and surrounding communities almost every night to protest police violence, inspired by the acquittal last month of Jason Stockley, a white former police officer, in the fatal shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith, who was black. Although the demonstrations have not drawn the crowds or national media attention of those in nearby Ferguson and other cities, the outrage of Mr   Read More ...
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Pro-independence Catalans make cash withdrawals in protest
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Bank customers in Catalonia on Friday were withdrawing symbolic amounts of money from financial institutions that have moved their official headquarters to other locations in Spain amid a political crisis over the region's independence bid. Pro-independence umbrella group Crida Democracia called on consumers late Thursday to put pressure on banks that made the decision. By Friday morning, dozens of people were lining up at a CaixaBank branch in downtown Barcelona, most of them withdrawing 150 or 160 euros from ATMs   Read More ...
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Pro-independence Catalans make cash withdrawals in protest
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Bank customers in Catalonia on Friday were withdrawing symbolic amounts of money from financial institutions that have moved their official headquarters to other locations in Spain amid a political crisis over the region's independence bid. Pro-independence umbrella group Crida Democracia called on consumers late Thursday to put pressure on banks that made the decision. By Friday morning, dozens of people were lining up at a CaixaBank branch in downtown Barcelona, most of them withdrawing 150 or 160 euros from ATMs   Read More ...
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"Nazis are not welcome here": Protests erupt at white nationalist's speech
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The audience at Richard Spencer's controversial speech at the University of Florida was being drowned out by protesters who continue to chant, scream and boo at the white nationalist while on stage, CBS Miami reports. The audience yelled "Go home Spencer, go home," "Say it loud, say it clear, Nazis are not welcome here" and "Go home Nazi's go home   Read More ...
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Far-right speaker prompts protests, police lockdown in Florida
Protesters shouted "Go home Nazis" as a white nationalist gave a speech on Thursday at the University of Florida, where hundreds of police set up barricades and separated supporters and demonstrators to guard against violence. Richard Spencer's event at the university in Gainesville, which prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency to prepare for possible conflict, came about two months after rallies by neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, led to a deadly clash with counter-protesters   Read More ...
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Protesters disrupt Richard Spencer's speech at University of Florida
White nationalist Richard Spencer sparked controversy when he spoke Thursday at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Protesters and supporters gathered on campus ahead of the speech and hecklers prevented Spencer from giving his full remarks. CBS News' Hena Doba and Mark Strassmann report.   Read More ...
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Workers at iPhone supplier in China protest unpaid bonuses
SHANGHAI — Hundreds of workers streamed through dark streets, blocking an entrance to an Apple iPhone supplier's factory in eastern China to protest unpaid bonuses and factory reassignments, two witnesses and a U.S. nonprofit group said Thursday. Jabil Inc., which runs the Green Point factory in Wuxi city, maintains that only 20 to 40 employees were actually protesting and the rest were night-shift workers trying to enter the factory, but vowed to take corrective action over the wage dispute   Read More ...
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USA: Police flood campus as alt-right speaker draws mass protest in opposition
Hundreds of protesters took to the University of Florida, Thursday, in protest over an event by alt-right speaker Richard Spencer on its campus in Gainesville. Video ID: 20171019 072 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly.   Read More ...
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The N-word, a scuffle, a protest: Racial tensions flare at Washington Township, NJ, school
Two days after some white students at Washington Township High School exchanged racially charged social-media messages, prompting a confrontation between some white and black students the next day, scores of students staged a peaceful, hours-long sit-in at the school on Thursday. There were black and white students among the 170 or so who skipped classes to cram inside the school lobby in silent rebuke of the racist incident   Read More ...
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Protesters to white nationalist speaker at University of Florida: 'Go home Nazis'
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Protesters shouted “Go home Nazis” as a white nationalist gave a speech on Thursday at the University of Florida, where hundreds of police set up barricades and separated supporters and demonstrators to guard against violence. Richard Spencer’s event at the university in Gainesville, which prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency to prepare for possible conflict, came about two months after rallies by neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, led to a deadly clash with counter-protesters   Read More ...
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White nationalist Spencer drowned out by protesters at University of Florida
By JASON DEAREN, Associated Press. GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Counter demonstrators greatly outnumbered white nationalist Richard Spencer's supporters on Thursday at the University of Florida, their chants drowning Spencer out during his speech. Three or four skirmishes occurred during the long afternoon after single Spencer supporters confronted the counter demonstrators, trying to speak and rile the crowds up. One man, wearing a white shirt with swastikas drawn on, was punched and chased out of the area   Read More ...
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White nationalist Spencer drowned out by protesters
Gainesville, Fla. — Students and other audience members heavily booed white nationalist Richard Spencer on Thursday as he gave a speech at the University of Florida, where the atmosphere was tense but mostly peaceful as police in riot gear kept watch. Counter demonstrators greatly outnumbered Spencer’s supporters, their chants drowning Spencer out during his speech. Outside, hundreds more people protested with signs and anti-Nazi chants alongside hundreds of police officers there to prevent violence   Read More ...
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Viral Video Shows Neo-Nazi Wander Into Crowd Of Protesters In Gainesville, Greeted With Big Hug From Black Man
A neo-Nazi skinhead wandered into a crowd of protesters outside white supremacist Richard Spencer’s speech on Thursday and got an unexpected response — a big hug from a black man who was among the anti-white-supremacists. Spencer’s speech at the University of Florida drew close to 300 protesters, many of whom shouted angrily at the smaller gathering of white supremacists and skinheads supporting Spencer   Read More ...
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University of Florida students protest white supremacist’s speech, ‘Go home Spencer!’  
Prominent white supremacist Richard Spencer arrived at the University of Florida’s Gainseville Campus Thursday where thousands of protesters turned out to oppose his controversial agenda. “Go home Spencer,” his audience chanted, drowning out his message. “Well I’m not going home,” Spencer shouted back at the crowd during his scheduled speech. On Monday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in Alachua County — home to the university — citing the violence at a Charlottesville rally that Spencer helped organize   Read More ...
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Protests erupt during white nationalist's speech at university campus
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The audience at Richard Spencer's controversial speech at the University of Florida was being drowned out by protesters who continue to chant, scream and boo at the white nationalist while on stage, CBS Miami reports. The audience yelled "Go home Spencer, go home," "Say it loud, say it clear, Nazis are not welcome here" and "Go home Nazi's go home   Read More ...
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Protesters denounce white nationalist’s speech at Florida university
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Protesters chanting "Go home Nazis" sought to drown out the speech by a white nationalist at the University of Florida on Thursday, as the campus erected barricades and deployed hundreds of police officers to guard against unrest. Richard Spencer's event at the university in Gainesville, which prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency to prepare for possible violence, comes about two months after rallies by neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, led to a deadly clash with counter-protesters   Read More ...
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Richard Spencer wanted a platform. He faced protesters instead
GAINESVILLE | A crowd of protesters filled a University of Florida hall Thursday and greeted the white nationalist Richard Spencer with mocking chants and raised fists, denying the provocateur an unchallenged platform to share his widely derided views on race in America. Spencer did not give a speech, nor did he have much of a chance to get a word in over the bellicose — and unreceptive — crowd   Read More ...
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Richard Spencer triggers protests at University of Florida
Heavy police presence on campus for white nationalist's speech amid concerns of violence; Phil Keating reports from Gainesville.   Read More ...
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MSP director ordered to work without pay for 5 days due to Facebook post about anthem protesters
DETROIT - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Thursday that Michigan State Police Col. Kriste Etue will have her pay suspended for five days due to a social media post about NFL players who protest during the national anthem. Snyder has ordered that Etue "have a suspension of pay for five days while reporting to work and demonstrating outstanding leadership by example for the men and women she commands   Read More ...
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‘You are trying to stifle our free speech,’ white nationalist Richard Spencer tells Florida protesters
Students and audience members heavily booed white nationalist Richard Spencer on Thursday as he made a planned speech at the University of Florida on Thursday, where the atmosphere was tense but mostly peaceful as police in riot gear kept watch. “We represent a new white America!” said one speaker who came onstage to introduce Spencer. “Black lives matter!” student protesters chanted in response   Read More ...
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The day anti-Vietnam War protesters tried to levitate the Pentagon
They’d demonstrated before, thousands of antiwar protesters singing and waving banners and burning draft cards on the Mall in Washington. Now the organizers for the National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam wanted to go further — much further. On Oct. 21, 1967, they announced, antiwar protesters would march en masse past the Lincoln Memorial, across the Memorial Bridge all the way to the front steps of the Pentagon   Read More ...
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