Protests against the shootings of two black men by police officers shut down main arteries in a number of U.S. cities on Saturday, leading to numerous arrests, scuffles and injuries in confrontations between police and demonstrators.
Undeterred by heightened concerns about safety at protests after a lone gunman killed five police officers in Dallas Thursday night, organizers went ahead with marches in the biggest metropolis, New York City, and Washington D.C., the nation’s capital, among other cities.
The Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia is about to stink, literally.
Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) protested what they viewed as unfair practices by Hillary Clinton’s supporters at the Nevada Democratic Convention on Saturday.
A rally for Hillary Clinton in Los Angeles on Thursday looked more like an event for Donald Trump, with large numbers of protesters interrupting the rally itself. The rally for Cinco de Mayo, the Mexican holiday celebrating an important win by Mexican forces against France during the Franco-Mexican War in 1862, was held as a Hispanic outreach event.
The man who flew his gyrocopter next to the United States Capitol to protest money in politics has been sentenced to 120 days in prison.