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Thousands rally for Syria at White House protest

Thousands of protesters gathered outside the White House Saturday to demand that the United States “stop the massacre inSyria,” where an estimated 8,000 people have been killed in a regime crackdown. Wearing T-shirts declaring “I have a dream of a free Syria” and “No longer afraid,” the demonstrators — who numbered 4,000,…

‘Occupy’ protesters call Santorum ‘racist’ and ‘fascist’ at Oklahoma speech

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum received some inhospitable greetings from ‘Occupy’ protesters at a speech in Oklahoma City Sunday afternoon, yelling “racist” and “fascist” towards the former Pennsylvania senator. About 20 protesters gathered at the state capitol building and repeatedly chanted “Get your hate out of our state” and “Women’s…

Riot gear police arrest 31 silent protesters in Virginia

Capitol hill police in Richmond, Virginia arrested 31 protesters Saturday afternoon during their silent demonstration against the state’s controversial ultrasound bill passing the General Assembly. Police were outfitted in riot gear to monitor the nearly 500 protesters and took those who would not leave the capital steps into custody. WATCH:…

Occupy DC protesters vow to return after sweep

Protesters from the Washington offshoot of Occupy Wall Street vowed to return to their camp in the US capital, which was all but dismantled by park police during a weekend clampdown. A dawn raid and day-long enforcement operation on Saturday stopped activists from the anti-capitalist movement camping out at McPherson…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ drops eviction lawsuit

“Occupy Wall Street” protesters dropped on Tuesday their two month lawsuit against New York City over the group’s eviction from Zuccotti Park. The National Lawyers Guild, representing the protesters, said the decision stemmed from private security removing the barricades surrounding the park two weeks ago. The park’s owner, Brookfield Properties,…

Romney to protesters: ‘Take a hike’

At a campaign event in Florida Sunday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney tried to get tough with a group of Occupy Wall Street protesters, telling them to “take a hike.” While speaking in Ormond Beach, the candidate found himself being “mic checked,” a phrase Occupy Wall Street protesters often use…

Judge drops charges against 28 ‘Occupy Rochester’ protesters

Rochester City Court Judge Teresa Johnson dismissed charges against 28 people affiliated with the “Occupy Rochester” protest on Thursday, according to The Democrat and Chronicle. “The First Amendment prevailed today in City Court,” said KaeLyn Rich, director of the New York Civil Liberties Union’s Genesee County Chapter. “We’ve argued that…

Romney supporters tell Occupy protesters to ‘get a job!’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney found himself being “mic checked” by Occupy Wall Street protesters Monday night at one of his last campaign rallies ahead of the Iowa caucuses. While speaking to to about 600 people in Clive, Romney was interrupted by protesters reportedly associated with the Occupy Wall Street…

Hundreds of ‘Occupy’ protesters make a show at Rose Parade

PASADENA, Calif (Reuters) – Hundreds of anti-Wall Street protesters sought to upstage the 123rd Tournament of Roses parade on Monday but were largely confined to the sidelines. Several hundred protesters marched in a “human float” that followed behind the official parade, unfurling a 250-foot banner of the constitution and also…

Mubarak wheeled into court as trial resumes

Egypt’s fallen dictator Hosni Mubarak was wheeled into court on a stretcher as his trial for the deaths of protesters resumed on Monday, live footage broadcast by state television showed. Mubarak, 83, is being treated in a military hospital for a heart condition between sessions of the trial. He faces execution if…

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