Protest

Demonstrators unfurl a banner on Broadway during the Flood Wall Street protest on September 22, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

De Blasio: ‘Flood Wall Street’ Protesters Were Exercising First Amendment Rights

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday defended a decision by the NYPD not to clear the streets during the “Flood Wall Street” climate change protest the day before.

09/23/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the United Nations Climate Summit on Sept. 23, 2014, in New York City. (credit: Getty Images)

Obama: No Nation Gets A ‘Pass’ On Climate Change

In a forceful appeal for international cooperation on limiting carbon pollution, President Barack Obama warned starkly on Tuesday that the globe’s climate is changing faster than efforts to address it.

09/23/2014

Rev. Al Sharpton (R) is joined by Esaw Garner, wife of Eric Garner as they march during a rally against police violence on August 23, 2014 in the borough of Staten Island in New York City. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Rev. Al Sharpton Leads March, Rally Over Eric Garner’s Death On Staten Island

The event, dubbed “We Will Not Go Back,” began around 12 p.m. at 204 Bay St. across from Tompkinsville Park in Staten Island, where 43-year-old Garner was killed.

08/23/2014

Garner march map (CBS 2)

Street Closures, Transit Changes For Eric Garner Protest March On Staten Island

The NYPD announced the following street closures for the “We Will Not Go Back” march and rally for Eric Garner on Staten Island Saturday.

08/22/2014

Protesters call on the city to preserve the Rockaway Ferry on Thursday, Aug. 21. (Credit: CBS 2)

Rockaway Residents Take To City Hall In Fight To Keep Ferry

Residents of the Rockaway Peninsula took their battle to City Hall Thursday as they fight to keep their ferry service.

08/21/2014

This Palestinian flag was unfurled on the span of the Manhattan Bridge during a protest march on Wednesday, Aug. 20. (Credit: L. Mazzei)

Police Investigate After Palestinian Protest Flag Is Unfurled On Manhattan Bridge

Police were investigating Wednesday evening after pro-Palestinian groups unfurled a political protest flag on the span of the Manhattan Bridge.

08/20/2014

Demonstrators gather in Times Square to protest the death of Michael Brown, 18, who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. (Credit: Marta Zielinska/CBSNewYork.com)

Demonstrators March To Times Square To Protest Michael Brown’s Death In Missouri

A protest march was under way in Midtown Thursday evening on behalf Michael Brown, the man who was shot and killed by police in suburban St. Louis.

08/14/2014

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton on Tuesday, Aug. 5. (Credit: CBS 2)

Bratton: Transit Officials To Decide Whether To Allow Sharpton’s Verrazano March

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said Thursday there are a number of concerns associated with a possible march across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in response to the police-custody death of Eric Garner.

08/07/2014

Residents of Elmhurst, Queens protest the use of the old PanAm Hotel as a homeless shelter. (Credit: CBS 2)

Queens Residents Protest Placement Of Homeless Families In Old Pan-Am Hotel

The Department of Homeless Services has moved close to 200 homeless families into the old Pan-Am Hotel in East Elmhurst and plan on moving in more.

07/22/2014

Protesters demonstrate against a production of 'The Death of KIinghoffer' at the Metropolitan Opera House. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Protesters Demand That Met Opera Cancel Show Some Call Anti-Semitic

Jewish groups this week were trying to get the Metropolitan Opera to cancel an opera based on the cruise ship murder of a Jewish businessman by pro-Palestinian terrorists.

07/22/2014

(Credit: CBS 2)

L.I. College Student Decries His Arrest Over Protest Calling For Obama’s Impeachment

A college student from Long Island alleged Tuesday that he was wrongfully arrested for protesting on a Long Island Expressway overpass.

07/01/2014

Hempstead Student Protest

Hempstead High School Students Worry Missing Grades Will Keep Them From College

Grades for hundreds of Long Island high school students were never recorded, and the students have been left worried that the missing transcripts could cause problems as they prepare for college.

06/12/2014

Tenants protest in Crown Heights (Credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Tenants Protest, Demand More Protections To End Displacement

Hundreds of tenants joined forces with the Crown Heights Tenant Union to call for strengthened tenant protections in order to end displacement and what they call systematic rent overcharges.

06/07/2014

Scout Willis engaged in a topless protest around New York City, after Instagram removed one of her photos for violating its community standards. (Credit: Scout Willis, via Twitter)

Scout Willis Wins Praise For Topless Protest On Twitter

Scout Willis, the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, undertook a bold protest via Twitter this week.

05/29/2014

Fast food workers hold protest in New York City on 28th Street near Fifth Avenue on May 15, 2014. (Credit: Nicholas Overton)

Fast-Food Workers Hold Protests For Higher Pay

Labor organizers are turning up the heat on McDonald’s and other fast-food chains to raise worker pay, with protests in 150 cities in the United States and 33 other countries Thursday.

05/15/2014

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