Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsProtesters
IN THE NEWS

Protesters

FEATURED ARTICLES
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1988
I've grown accustomed to seeing protesters getting what they want from television news--after all, they make good moving pictures. It pains me to see publicity seekers manipulate The Times. Your story about the Sheriff's Department ceremony ("AIDS Protesters Carted Out of Sheriff's Academy Rites," Metro, March 5) gave 78 lines worth of publicity to the AIDS initiative and 10 (buried) lines to deputies who risked their lives to protect us from drug dealers. Tell me what did John Dickenson, Victor Moore and Michael O'Hara do to earn the Medal of Valor?
ARTICLES BY DATE
NATIONAL
April 25, 2014 | By David Zucchino
LATTA, S.C. - Police Chief Crystal Moore was born and raised in this tiny farming crossroads and served as a volunteer police dispatcher while she was still in high school. She became the town's first female officer with a sterling 23-year record on the force - until she was ordered into the mayor's office this month and summarily fired. Mayor Earl Bullard handed Moore a list of seven reprimands citing, among other alleged transgressions, questioning authority and failing to maintain order at a council meeting.
Advertisement
NEWS
December 8, 2011 | By James Oliphant
Newt Gingrich witnessed the Occupy movement up close and personal Wednesday night. Protesters crashed his presidential fundraiser at a restaurant next to the storied Willard InterContinental Hotel in downtown D.C., about a baseball's throw from the White House. According to reports, only a handful of protesters were able to enter the hotel and none of them made it to Gingrich. Instead, they held a rally outside and peered through the restaurant's glass windows as Gingrich met with members of Congress and lobbyists seeking contributions to help him fuel is newfound Newtmentum.
BUSINESS
April 24, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
Members of the American Postal Workers Union are launching protests Thursday in 27 states to decry a partnership between the U.S. Postal Service and office supply company Staples Inc. to run postal counters at its retail stores.   The agreement between the Postal Service and Staples, announced in November, created a pilot program to operate 82 postal counters at Staples locations across the country. The quick-service counters will be staffed by Staples employees.  Organizers plan to demonstrate at a Staples location in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, one of four protests planned in California.
BUSINESS
April 24, 2012 | By E. Scott Reckard
SAN FRANCISCO -- Wells Fargo & Co. was bracing for revolts at its annual shareholder meeting as well as in the streets outside, as demonstrators from around the country poured into town to complain about its lofty executive pay, alleged disregard for troubled homeowners and a host of other issues. Organizers said they expected 2,000 to 3,000 protesters to march through the streets early Tuesday to the the Wells meeting at the downtown Merchants Exchange Building, a landmark that survived the great earthquake and fires that devastated San Francisco in 1906.
NEWS
October 11, 2011 | By Lisa Mascaro
In advance of tonight's vote on President Obama's jobs package, unemployed Americans are gathering outside the Capitol to press for passage, reflecting Occupy Wall Street protests in major cities across the country.  Jobless workers and their supporters are planning a candlelight vigil and prayer at 3 p.m. EDT, several hours before the vote in the Senate. Nearly 100 protesters converged this morning on the Hart Senate office building, chanting in the atrium. ( Watch video below.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 2012 | By Frank Shyong, Los Angeles Times
Life was upended briefly in affluent San Marino last year when a hundred or so Occupy-style protesters staged a demonstration on the lawn of a resident Wells Fargo executive. The police chief declared the city's 28-member force "overwhelmed. " So city leaders passed an ordinance that required protesters to stay 75 feet from the curb of targeted residences. Then they tightened parade permit requirements and added a measure to allow police to move obstructing protesters off sidewalks.
WORLD
January 24, 2014 | By Victoria Butenko and Sergei L. Loiko
KIEV, Ukraine -- Protesters in the Ukrainian capital Friday rejected a shaky negotiated compromise reached between its leaders and embattled President Victor Yanukovich after five hours of hard talks. By a show of hands, thousands of protesters who gathered in Kiev's Independence Square voted early Friday to continue their confrontation with the government until all their demands are met. Of the initial demands set forth by the opposition leaders, Yanukovich agreed only to release about 100 protesters detained since Sunday, when the clashes began.
NEWS
January 30, 2011 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times
Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei made his way through the crowd in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Sunday in an appearance that defied the military curfew and President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year regime. "You have taken back your rights and what we have begun cannot go back," ElBaradei told the protesters, according to Al Jazeera reports. "We have one main demand -- the end of the regime and the beginning of a new stage, a new Egypt. ... I bow to the people of Egypt in respect.
NEWS
October 11, 2011 | By Kim Geiger and Maeve Reston
Mitt Romney appeared to be softening to the Occupy Wall Street protests on Monday, taking a more sympathetic tone as he remarked on the movement, which he had called “dangerous” just a week before.  “I look at what's happening on Wall Street and my view is, boy, I understand how those people feel,” he said at a town hall event in Hopkinton, N.H. “Because with median income down 10% ... with chronic unemployment, long-term unemployment worse...
WORLD
April 22, 2014 | By Ramin Mostaghim
TEHRAN - Relatives of Iranians jailed on various security charges held a protest Tuesday outside the offices of President Hassan Rouhani , alleging that the prisoners are being detained unfairly. The demonstration came as Iranian officials denied reports of violent clashes last week in the capital's Evin Prison, where dissidents say many political prisoners are held. Opposition websites and relatives of prisoners reported that authorities stormed a cellblock at  Evin and that many inmates were injured.
SPORTS
April 22, 2014 | By Vincent Bevins and Kevin Baxter
RIO DE JANEIRO - In 50 days the best athletes in the world's most popular sport will convene in Brazil, one of soccer's sacred spiritual homes, for the game's most important tournament. It will be a powerful, uplifting tribute to the "beautiful game" that Brazilians have shaped for decades and the new status of a confident, rising global power in Latin America. Locals and foreigners will marvel at shiny new stadiums and glide across the continent-sized country on upgraded infrastructure.
NATIONAL
April 22, 2014 | By Cindy Carcamo
Less than two weeks after federal officials rebuked the Albuquerque Police Department for a rash of unjustified officer-involved shootings, an officer fatally shot a 19-year-old woman suspected of stealing a vehicle before pointing a gun at police, authorities said. Mary Hawkes became the first person to be killed by Albuquerque police since the Justice Department released a scathing report that called for a "systematic change" to address what it said was a long-ingrained culture of deadly force in the Police Department.
NEWS
April 19, 2014 | By Carla Hall
When 18 USC students staged a sit-in Tuesday outside the office of university President C.L. Max Nikias to protest the school's business dealings with a vendor - the parent company of which has ties to factories in Bangladesh - school officials took a tough stance. The students were told that if they didn't pipe down or get going by the end of the business day, they would be given “a letter of interim suspension,” as Ainsley Carry, the vice provost of student affairs, said later in a statement.
WORLD
April 13, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko and Paul Richter
MOSCOW - Vowing that the Russian takeover of Crimea would not be repeated elsewhere in the east of his country, Ukraine's interim president gave separatists until Monday to lay down their arms and surrender government buildings they have seized or face a crackdown by military forces. Those separatists who don't fire on security forces and who surrender their weapons will not be prosecuted, President Oleksandr Turchynov said Sunday. "The Council of National Security and Defense has decided to carry out a large-scale anti-terrorist operation with the use of armed forces of Ukraine," Turchynov said in a televised address Sunday afternoon.
NATIONAL
April 12, 2014 | By Paresh Dave, This post has been updated. See below for details.
After spending a week whisking away nearly 400 cattle they said were illegally grazing on federal land in the Nevada desert, officials facing a battalion of protesters with horses and guns decided to free those cattle in a stunning reversal Saturday afternoon. A line of cattle calmly filtered out of a federal holding area at about 3 p.m. as protesters and law enforcement watched from alongside Interstate 15 near the Nevada-Arizona state line. "Due to escalating tensions, the cattle have been released from the enclosures in order to avoid violence and help restore order," the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said in a short statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2013 | By Ruben Vives and Robert J. Lopez
Protesters denouncing the George Zimmerman trial verdict stormed Interstate 880 near downtown Oakland Monday evening and blocked traffic before lanes were cleared a short while later. The California Highway Patrol said traffic was blocked "due to police activity" and urged motorists to use the 580 Freeway as an alternate. Images posted on Twitter showed people dashing across the busy freeway amid oncoming vehicles. LIVE BLOG: Ongoing coverage of Crenshaw protest The CHP reported about 7:45 p.m. that all northbound and southbound lanes were cleared and that the protesters had moved to surface streets.
WORLD
April 11, 2014 | By Mery Mogollon and Chris Kraul
CARACAS, Venezuela - A marathon meeting between President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leaders that ended early Friday kept alive the possibility of a compromise between the two sides to halt Venezuela's slide toward anarchy. Maduro hosted 11 opposition leaders Thursday night at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, the capital, and the political foes leveled bitter accusations. Each blamed the other for the violence that has left 41 people dead and more than 1,000 injured since February.
WORLD
April 11, 2014 | By Ramin Mostaghim
TEHRAN - Protesters at a boisterous rally after Friday prayers demanded that Iran retain its nuclear “rights,” as the public voiced its displeasure with the lack of concrete results from ongoing negotiations with world powers. Echoing earlier comments from Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, the protesters vowed that Iran would not shut down its nuclear program or relinquish its uranium enrichment capabilities. “Full nuclear cycle is our inalienable right!” chanted the protesters, who expressed fear that Iran's leadership would cave in to demands from the six world powers to dismantle the nation's nuclear program.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|