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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2014 | By Angel Jennings and Marisa Gerber
Fullerton police issued a dispersal order Saturday evening after several protesters in a rally demanding justice for Kelly Thomas allegedly turned violent and attacked a reporter. A reporter who was covering the demonstration for CBS-2 was struck by a female protester, according to the news station. The reporter sought shelter in the news van as several people surrounded the vehicle. At least three protesters were arrested earlier in the day, including two for vandalism, according to Sgt. Jeff Stuart.  None were Fullerton residents, he said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum
About 200 people protesting George Zimmerman's acquittal Tuesday night marched down Broadway and Spring Streets in downtown Los Angeles, blocking traffic. The peaceful crowd began the march on the west steps of City Hall and then moved south on Spring Street, past the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters, and then back up north on Broadway. The crowd dissolved around 8:30 p.m. The mood of the march was peaceful, and the demonstrators were young and old and represented many ethnicities.
BUSINESS
March 26, 2009 | Tiffany Hsu
Consumers trying to warn the public about so-called loan modification scams found themselves tripping an alarm of another sort Wednesday: About 15 of them got stuck in a Buena Park office building's elevator during a demonstration. The failed protest was the latest in a string of tough breaks for a group of about 30 mostly elderly and Latino homeowners who gathered Wednesday outside the offices of a company called Centre Legal.
WORLD
December 10, 2013 | By Victoria Butenko and Sergei L. Loiko
KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian security forces stormed a tent encampment in central Kiev early Wednesday, converging on Independence Square from three sides to roust sleeping protesters and beat those refusing to clear the streets, witnesses reported. Blaring through loudspeakers, police ordered the demonstrators demanding the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovich and his government to heed a city court order to end their obstruction of traffic and communications. Opposition supporters and others outraged by the president's decision last month to scrap an agreement that would have improved trade and other relations with the European Union in favor of closer ties with Russia have been occupying the historic center of the Ukrainian capital for three weeks.
NEWS
November 27, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
WASHINGTON -- Seven protesters disrobed in the office of House Speaker John Boehner Tuesday afternoon as part of a staged protest against cuts to funding for AIDS programs. Their bodies painted with slogans such as “AIDS cuts kill,” the group stood in Boehner's office for about 20 minutes until the protest was broken up by Capitol Police, according to Sahil Kapur, a reporter for Talking Points Memo, who witnessed the protest and posted a continuous stream of tweets and photos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Youths who vandalized the Crenshaw district and who police say may be responsible for a Hollywood robbery rampage have “hijacked” the message of George Zimmerman verdict protesters, a community leader said. “It's almost a year and a half that organizations have been constructive and positive and have been trying to send the right message for justice and fairness, and all of a sudden you have people take it into their hands and taint that,” said Earl Ofari Hutchinson, president of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 2012 | By August Brown
The Occupy movement galvanized protest singers to assemble in public spaces and shout their grievances last year. In Los Angeles, the potential arrival of a ChinatownWal-Martmay do the same. Wal-Marthas already begun construction on the controversial store at Grand Avenue and Cesar A. Chavez Boulevard, but this Saturday a bevy of union organizers and local and national acts known for social activism will lead what they're billing as "the largest protest against Wal-Mart ever held in the U.S. " Acts that include Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello and adventurous folkie Ben Harper (who headlines the Hollywood Bowl the next night)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2013 | By Paige St. John
SACRAMENTO -- California's prison hunger strike continued in its 24th day Wednesday with 498 inmates refusing meals, state prison officials said. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, supporters of the prison protesters converged with those demonstrating against the verdict given the man who killed Florida teen Trayvon Martin. Delfina Brockway, whose two grandsons are confined to isolation cells at California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi and are participating in the protest, said some rally participants at first had mixed feelings about commingling the issues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 2013 | By Paige St. John
Inmates across the state continued a mass protest, refusing meals and participating in work stoppages. The state corrections department on Tuesday afternoon confirmed about 29,000 inmates continued to refuse meals, down slightly from the day before. In addition, 2,000 inmates refused to go to their prison jobs or classes, said department spokeswoman Terry Thornton. She said the protests were causing no disruptions. “Everything is still normal; everything is still quiet,” Thornton said.
NEWS
February 10, 2012 | By Ian Duncan
A small group of demonstrators staged a silent protest during Mitt Romney's speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday. Security guards for the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, where the annual gathering of conservatives is being held, quickly threw the protesters out. Joe Gallant, 22, was among the group. Gallant said the protesters moved to the front of an overflow room where attendees were watching Romney's speech, taped their mouths, and revealed T-shirts that read, “If money is speech, then poverty is silence.” “We were just trying to get our point across that there is too much money in politics,” Gallant said.
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