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WNYC News

PHOTOS: NYC May Day Protests

Friday, May 01, 2015

Hundreds of people marched in downtown Manhattan at a May Day rally that also has become a protest against police brutality.

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On The Media

Baltimore's Feedback Loop

Friday, May 01, 2015

The protests in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray evoke uprisings of the '60s, reminding us that the problems driving people to the streets today have profound historical roots. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Criminal Justice Reform and the 2016 Presidential Race

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Brennan Center's Nicole Austin-Hillery & Daily News columnist Harry Siegel talk about this "national moment" and whether the unrest in Baltimore will lead to criminal justice reform.

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WNYC News

Inspired by Baltimore, Protests Spill into Manhattan Streets

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Following an evening rally in Union Square, scores of protesters were arrested throughout the city after police warned them on megaphones not to march in the street.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Peaceful Protest and the Baltimore Riots

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A faction of Baltimore's largely peaceful protests turned violent Monday night in reaction to the death of Freddie Gray at the hands of the police. Jonathan Capehart offers his thoughts.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

The Upside of Shame: Promoting Positive Change

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Jennifer Jacquet explains how public shaming can be used to promote political change and social reform.

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WNYC News

Off-Duty Officer Drew Gun During Protest

Thursday, April 16, 2015

New York City police say the officer was being assaulted when he drew his weapon during Tuesday's protest against police brutality.    

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The Leonard Lopate Show

At an UES Bagel Shop, Undocumented Workers Fight for Fair Wages

Thursday, April 02, 2015

At a popular bakery café in the Upper East Side, undocumented immigrant workers face sub-legal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers. 

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WNYC News

Demonstrators Turn Out, Ignoring De Blasio's Request

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Hundreds marched down Fifth Avenue, ignoring Mayor De Blasio's request to hold off on demonstrations.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Mayor and The Protestors

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Mayor Bill De Blasio has asked for a temporary pause in protests in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of two NYPD officers. We hear from four activists on what comes next.

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WNYC News

From NYC to DC, Garner Protesters Prepare for Saturday Rallies

Friday, December 12, 2014

After a week of daily demonstrations, there's a nation-wide protest Saturday. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Protest Songs, Dick Cavett and Police Misconduct Investigations

Friday, December 12, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Protest Songs (First) | Dick Cavett (Starts at 31:55) | Police Misconduct Investigations (Starts at 47:32)
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Studio 360

Questlove Wants Your Protest Songs

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Every generation has its protest songs. The Roots bandleader wonders, in this politically charged time, where are ours?
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WNYC News

Bratton Says No Mass Arrests for Nightly Garner Protesters

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

As protests continue in the wake of a Staten Island grand jury decision in the Eric Garner case, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says there won't be mass arrests.

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WNYC News

Protest Arrests, Theory and Reality

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Advocates say the majority are minor violations that will likely be dropped.

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WNYC News

Demonstrations Continue, Despite Rainy Weather

Friday, December 05, 2014

Demonstrators took to the streets of Manhattan for another night on Friday, to protest a grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

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WNYC News

Seeking to be 'Strategic' While Marching and Disrupting

Friday, December 05, 2014

During a second night of citywide protests against the Garner grand jury decision, organizers said they support the spontaneous demonstrations but are also asking, 'What's next?'

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WNYC News

Former Civil Rights Leader Debates Students on Garner Protests

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Many of the protesters who've taken to the streets over the death of Eric Garner have been students. And not all agree the protests are helpful.

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The Takeaway

Real Voices of Protest

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Eight WNYC reporters across town gathered reactions from New York residents about the grand jury's decision to not indict the NYPD officer that placed Eric Garner in a deadly chokehold.

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WNYC News

Police Block Protesters and Tourists from Tree at Rockefeller Center

Thursday, December 04, 2014

When the grand jury decision dropped in the Eric Garner Case, protesters tried to descend on Rockefeller Center but police met them with barricades.

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