US protests - updates

Rappler's latest stories on US protests


Memorial service to be held for Floyd after week of protests

Jun 04, 2020 - 7:18 PM

Led by civil rights activist Al Sharpton, the ceremony will be held in Minneapolis, where George Floyd died on May 25 after being detained by police

PORTRAIT. An image of George Floyd is painted on the road near a memorial site outside Cup Foods on June 3, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images/AFP

Trump denies sheltering in White House bunker

Jun 04, 2020 - 12:03 AM

'It was a false report,' Donald Trump tells Fox News radio, before elaborating that he did go into the secure area but only for a 'tiny, little, short period time'

DENIAL. In this file photo US President Donald Trump walks back to the White House escorted by the Secret Service after appearing outside of St John's Episcopal church across Lafayette Park in Washington, DC on June 1, 2020. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Pentagon chief opposes using active duty troops to quell protests

Jun 03, 2020 - 10:26 PM

'I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act,' US Defense Secretary Mark Esper says, two days after President Donald Trump said he could do so to call up the army to quash protests

MARK ESPER. In this file photo, US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper holds a media briefing at the Pentagon on August 28, 2019, in Arlington, Virginia. File photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Trump threatens military mobilization against violent U.S. protests

Jun 02, 2020 - 1:07 PM

Despite the president's rhetoric, the June 1 protests appear largely peaceful in major cities, though some looting was reported in New York and Los Angeles

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump holds a Bible while visiting St. John's Church across from the White House after the area was cleared of people protesting the death of George Floyd June 1, 2020, in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Thousands march against U.S. immigration policy

Jul 01, 2018 - 9:47 AM

Directly across from the White House, demonstrators filled Lafayette Square park in an atmosphere of both indignation and sadness, before marching toward the Capitol

OUTCRY. Demonstrators rally against the Trump administration's immigration policies outside of the Texas Capitol in Austin, Texas. Photo by Tamir Kalifa/Getty Images/AFP

March for Our Lives: Student-led U.S. gun protests draw over a million

Mar 25, 2018 - 12:38 PM

The Washington crowd was estimated at more than 800,000 people — making it the largest gun control rally in the United States since the Million Mom March in 2000

OVERFLOWING. The crowd at the March for Our Lives Rally as seen from the roof of the Newseum in Washington. Photo by Alex Edelman/AFP

At Parkland gun control rally, grief is transformed into hope

Mar 25, 2018 - 11:03 AM

The protesters meet at Parkland's Pine Trails Park, the same place where a somber vigil was held in the wake of the February 14 attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

HOPE FOLLOWS. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students participate in the March For Our Lives event at Pine Trails Park. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Protesters at U.S. airports: 'Refugees welcome here!'

Jan 29, 2017 - 1:03 PM

This is the land of the free a female protester says during their rally at a Washington DC airport to denounce US President Donald Trump s entry ban

US AIRPORT PROTEST. Hundreds of Americans troop to the Washington Dulles International Airport on January 28, 2017, to denounce the new refugee ban imposed by US President Donald Trump. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Trump tweets criticism of U.S. protests

Jan 23, 2017 - 12:55 AM

Why didn t these people vote? US President Donald Trump tweets taking a swipe at protesters

Thousands of people gather at City Hall to protest President Donald Trump and to show support for women's rights in San Francisco on January 21, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of protesters spearheaded by women's rights groups demonstrated across the US to send a defiant message to US President Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / Josh Edelson

Trump election win sparks protests across US

Nov 10, 2016 - 10:57 AM

3rd UPDATE From New York to Los Angeles thousands of people in around 10 cities rally against US President elect Donald Trump

AFTER ELECTIONS. People take part in a protest against President-elect Donald Trump in Chicago, Illinois on November 9, 2016. Photo by Paul Beaty/AFP

Charlotte police release video of black man's fatal shooting

Sep 25, 2016 - 10:37 AM

3rd UPDATE Questions remain unanswered however since the entire incident was not captured on camera

Screenshot of the video release. AFP Photo/Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

Family releases shocking video of Charlotte shooting

Sep 24, 2016 - 10:00 AM

3rd UPDATE Police have refused to release body cam and dash cam video of the September 20 shooting which they say shows that Keith Lamont Scott posed a threat to officers

Charlotte protesters ignore curfew, hold peaceful demos

Sep 23, 2016 - 2:00 PM

UPDATED North Carolina s governor has declared a state of emergency in Charlotte and several hundred National Guard troops and highway police officers were deployed to reinforce the local force

'STOP KILLING US.' Protesters walk past riot police blocking off a ramp to a highway during a demonstration against police brutality in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 22, 2016 following the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by police two days earlier and two nights of riots. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

More protests as Venezuela leader calls for talks with US

Feb 22, 2014 - 9:13 AM

2nd UPDATE At least 9 people have been killed in the past two weeks in the wave of protests shaking the Maduro administration