Police Chief's Perfect Response: Respect Protestors, Keep an Open Mind

When a pro-cop citizen wrote the Nashville Police to express his "frustration and outrage" at the city's peaceful handling of recent Ferguson protests, Chief Steve Anderson reminded the letter-writer of a simple fact: "The police are merely a representative of a government formed by the people for the people—for… » 12/28/14 4:00pm 12/28/14 4:00pm

Cleveland Cops Demand Apology, Call Activist Browns Players "Pathetic"

Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins wore a shirt demanding justice for Tamir Rice and John Crawford before today's game against the Bengals, and the act so infuriated Cleveland cops that the city's police union president is now demanding the team apologize—calling Hawkins's statement (and one previously by Johnson Bademosi » 12/14/14 7:54pm 12/14/14 7:54pm

Congress Staffers Walk Out, Perform "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" Protest

Staff from both the U.S. House and Senate, along with elected officials and the Senate chaplain, walked out today to show support for those protesting the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. » 12/11/14 4:17pm 12/11/14 4:17pm

Police Lock Down Moda Center As Hundreds Of Protesters Gather Outside

Police aren't letting anybody enter or leave the Moda Center—better known as the Rose Garden, and the site of a Trail Blazers-Pacers game that is currently in the fourth quarter—according to KOIN News. Hundreds of demonstrators have amassed outside, arriving after marching through downtown Portland to protest the… » 12/04/14 11:52pm 12/04/14 11:52pm

UVA-Maryland Basketball Game Site Of Protest And "No Means No" Chants

A lot was going in College Park, Maryland, tonight, where the Maryland men's basketball team lost 76-65 to former-ACC rival University of Virginia in the ACC/Big 10 Challenge. A group of students held a die-in outside of the XFINITY Center to protest the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, and both grand juries… » 12/04/14 12:58am 12/04/14 12:58am

Protestor Invades Goodell Presser, Screaming About An Elevator [UPDATE]

How well is Roger Goodell's presser going today? A screaming protestor, fearful that he might have to go into an elevator, interrupted it. » 9/19/14 3:54pm 9/19/14 3:54pm

Angry Ukrainian Mob Throws Politician Into A Dumpster

An angry mob was waiting outside of Ukraine's parliament today, and they were not playing games. When they spotted Economic Development Party member Vitaly Zhuravsky leaving the building, they grabbed him and threw his ass right into a dumpster. » 9/16/14 4:28pm 9/16/14 4:28pm

The View From Inside A São Paulo World Cup Protest

SÃO PAULO—During the lead-in to the World Cup, thousands of Brazilians took to the streets to protest a range of social ills highlighted—and exacerbated—by the arrival of Swiss distressed debt shop FIFA. Protesters wanted better health care and education, higher wages, lower transit costs. They wanted the rich and… » 6/16/14 11:54am 6/16/14 11:54am

Brazilians Hate the World Cup. Brazilians Are Role Models.

Brazilians do not just hate the World Cup theme song; with the world's biggest sporting spectacle just weeks away, it's becoming clear that Brazilians hate the whole fucking World Cup. Why can't we all be like Brazilians? » 5/28/14 3:27pm 5/28/14 3:27pm

Expect More Protests And Strikes In Brazil As World Cup Approaches

Last Thursday, protestors walked through a business district in São Paulo to oppose construction for the World Cup which has reportedly left at least 4,000 Brazilian families without homes. The march clogged up traffic and shut down shops. There will be more demonstrations—along with public employees striking—as the… » 5/24/14 11:06am 5/24/14 11:06am

Flames and Chaos Erupt in Kiev as 21 Die in Police Raid on Protest

The months-long standoff between Ukraine's strongarm pro-Russian president and opposition protesters in the streets of Kiev, the capital, has turned grisly in recent hours, with 18 deaths reported in clashes between police and the demonstrators. This gripping livestream is being broadcast from Kiev's main square: » 2/18/14 4:29pm 2/18/14 4:29pm

Vitali Klitschko Sprayed With Fire Extinguisher During Kiev Protests

What's Vitali Klitschko up to these days? The retired boxer was trying to keep the peace during protests in Kiev, Ukraine's capital, asking demonstrators not to provoke police. In return, someone sprayed a fire extinguisher in his face. » 1/19/14 3:30pm 1/19/14 3:30pm

Jim Ross Calls Toppling Of Lenin Statue

Ukrainian protestors toppled a statue of Lenin in Kiev today. Here is wrestling legend Jim Ross calling that historic moment. How many other statues of Lenin remain in the world, anyway? » 12/08/13 1:40pm 12/08/13 1:40pm

Fans Protest At Marlins' Home Opener, Get Ejected For No Good Reason

When a franchise is as committed to shitting on its fan base as the Miami Marlins are, receiving a little animosity from those fans is to be expected. So it's not surprising that a group of Marlins fans staged a small protest at yesterday's home opener, nor is it surprising that the Marlins organization handled the… » 4/09/13 1:01pm 4/09/13 1:01pm

Vladimir Putin Was Confronted By A Topless Protestor, And He Really,…

Russian President Vladimir Putin was in Germany this morning when he found himself in the crosshairs. Ukrainian protest group Femen, known for their topless protests against the church, the sex trade, and "dictators" like Putin, crashed his appearance at a Hanover trade fare wearing slogans, and little else. » 4/08/13 12:19pm 4/08/13 12:19pm

Two Members Of An Extremist Right-Wing English Group Occupied The Roof…

Security must not be very tight at FIFA headquarters in Zurich because two members of the notorious right-wing English Defence League took to the roof of Sepp Blatter's palace to protest FIFA's recent and—it must be acknowledged—very stupid decision to prevent English players from wearing embroidered poppies on their… » 11/09/11 12:25pm 11/09/11 12:25pm

Occupy Wall Street In Denver Devolves Into One-Man Kansas Jayhawks Rally

Sorry to say, but with both Morrises and Josh Selby off to join the ranks of the 1 percent, OWS's goal of a total overhaul of the American economic system is closer to reality than another deep tournament run for the Jayhawks. » 10/17/11 6:25pm 10/17/11 6:25pm

"Radiohead Wouldn't Play In The Big East Either": Occupy Wall Street…

A brilliant human has launched a Tumblr called "Occupy Herbstreit," which features photos of an anonymous photobomber among the protesters in lower Manhattan, holding College GameDay-inspired signs overhead. Here's a sampling. » 10/13/11 12:25pm 10/13/11 12:25pm

After Silent Protest Designed To Prove They Can Behave, Swedish Soccer…

Fans of Djurgården and AIK decided to take a stand during the opening stages of yesterday's "Stockholm derby match." By remaining silent for a ninth of the soccer game, they were protesting "all they consider to have gone wrong with game." » 9/20/11 10:15pm 9/20/11 10:15pm

Here Are Some Pictures From The Immigration Protests That Really Didn't…

Outside last night's MLB All-Star Game in Phoenix, dozens of people protested for and against an anti-immigrant law. Some of them looked funny. Some didn't. Peruse Kholood Eid's photo gallery and judge for yourself. » 7/13/11 10:15pm 7/13/11 10:15pm