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July 1, 1987 | United Press International
A C-130 Hercules cargo plane skimming the ground in a daredevil demonstration crashed and burst into flames today, killing five people and narrowly missing a grandstand full of horrified civilian spectators. Three of the six Air Force crewmen were killed immediately in the crash, a fourth died later in a hospital, and a soldier on the ground who was taking part in the routine capability demonstration also died, said Capt. Brian Irving at Pope Air Force Base.
May 12, 2012 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
A new report finds Occupy Los Angeles cost city taxpayers nearly $5 million, with the bulk of the money spent on policing the protest. The report presented Friday by City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana says the Los Angeles Police Department spent $1.3 million monitoring protesters during the course of their two-month demonstration outside City Hall, and another $1.3 million evicting them. An additional $500,000 was spent by the Office of Public Safety, whose security officers protect city property, according to the report.
December 1, 2013 | By Sergei L. Loiko
KIEV, Ukraine -- The political confrontation between President Viktor Yanukovich and his opposition reached fever pitch Sunday as protesters, armed with flares and bricks, attempted to storm the Presidential Administration building. But just as the demonstration threatened to veer into hand-to-hand combat between protesters and police, Vitali Klitschko, the 6-foot-7-inch super heavyweight boxing champion and opposition leader, broke through the lines of attackers. Towering two heads over the crowd, he raised his arms and shouted at the top of his lungs for both sides to stop fighting.
August 28, 1997
More than 200 people listened to speeches by actor Martin Sheen and officials of the United Farm Workers on Wednesday while demonstrating on Wilshire Boulevard in support of union efforts to organize strawberry pickers. The four-hour demonstration was held to call attention to an organizing campaign aimed at strawberry growers, primarily in Northern California.
December 21, 2003 | Stephen Bayley
Dude, who stole my brain? It's a question that needs answering. On both sides of the Atlantic, there is a deadening conformity in matters of opinion. In politics, the ritual responses of right and left are wearily predictable. Academic discourse is numbed by dual constraints of peer-group review in truck with the stifling nostrums of correctitude.
November 8, 2008 | Times staff reports
More than 2,000 demonstrators marched through Long Beach on Friday night, protesting the passage of Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage in California. Fifteen people were arrested. The march started about 7:30 p.m. and within an hour had taken over Broadway, with protesters shouting and holding signs with such messages as, "Did we vote on your marriage?" "They're saying, 'What do we want? Equal rights. When do we want them? Now,' "said Katie Moravec, 30, who watched the demonstration from her house near Broadway and Gaviota Avenue.
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