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Newark public schools stage a sit-in. (credit: CBS 2)

Newark Students Walk Out Of School, Protest City’s Education Policy

Newark students walked out of school Friday and crowded city streets, to protest the public school administration.

05/22/2015

Protesters burn a U.S. flag on near the Ed Koch-Queensboro Bridge on Tuesday, May 19. (Credit: Keegan Stephan)

Protesters Briefly Disrupt Queens-Midtown Tunnel, Burn U.S. Flag

The Queens-Midtown Tunnel was briefly shut down by protesters marching and carrying banners, in conjunction with Malcolm X Day.

05/19/2015

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

Union Members Protest Christie’s Public Pension Reductions

Hundreds of union members crowded the road and walkways at the New Jersey Statehouse Tuesday, protesting Gov. Chris Christie’s funding reductions to public pensions.

05/12/2015

Daniel Fischer (left) and Gregory Williams are accused of refusing to leave a temple in Westport, Connecticut as they protested a talk by the Israeli Defense Force. (Credit: Westport Police)

Police: Protesters Refused To Leave Conn. Temple, Forced School Lockdown

Four schools were put on lockdown in Westport, Connecticut Tuesday, amid concerns that two men protesting an Israeli Defense Force talk inside a temple might have been carrying a gun.

05/12/2015

A protester yells as he takes part during a protest on Solidarity With City Of Baltimore on April 29, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

May Day Marked With Freddie Gray Rally, March In Union Square

The rally will take place at 3:30 p.m. and be followed by a march to Foley Square at 5:30 p.m.

05/01/2015

Protesters clash with New York City police in a demonstration in solidarity with those protesting the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. (Credit: CBS2)

NYC Officials Defend Handling Of Demonstrations

Some activists and elected officials are criticizing the NYPD’s handling of protests over the death of a Baltimore man critically injured in police custody.

04/30/2015

Union Square protest for Black Lives Matter movement

Protesters Shut Down Roads In Solidarity March With Baltimore; Over 100 Arrested

A group that supports the protesters in Baltimore gathered in Union Square Wednesday and shut down the outbound Holland Tunnel and several other city streets as they marched.

04/29/2015

Stop police brutality bridge protest (Credit: Alexey Yaroshevsky)

Source: 2 NYPD Officers Assaulted During Protest Over Police Violence

Demonstrators and police officers clashed on the streets of Brooklyn Tuesday night in Lower Manhattan, in a protest against alleged acts of police brutality throughout the country.

04/14/2015

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Outer Borough Residents Blast Proposal For Tolls On East River Bridges

Ardent protests erupted Friday against the latest attempt to put tolls on the free East River bridges as part of a congestion pricing plan.

03/13/2015

Protesters outside a McDonald's at Broadway and 51st Street demanding higher wages (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Protesters Demanding Higher Wages Try To Storm McDonald’s On Broadway

The protesters are demanding $15 an hour and union representation.

03/08/2015

Cops monitor a protest at Sen. Skelos' office on Long Island over property tax breaks for rich. (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Protesters Storm Sen. Skelos’ LI Office Over Property Tax Program For Wealthy

Protesters want Skelos to stop letting multi-million-dollar condos, like those at the One57 building in Manhattan, get out of paying most real estate taxes while Long Islanders pay double or triple the amount.

02/25/2015

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Newark Sit-In Protest Ends As Superintendent Agrees To Meeting With Students

A 72 hour-sit in at the office of Newark schools Superintendent Cami Anderson came to an end on Friday, after demands for the superintendent to meet with students were met.

02/20/2015

Newark public schools stage a sit-in. (credit: CBS 2)

Student Protesters Continue Sit-In At Newark School District Headquarters

A group of Newark students continues to sit in at the school district’s offices and say they will stay until the superintendent meets with them or resigns.

02/19/2015

Newark public schools stage a sit-in. (credit: CBS 2)

Students Stage Sit-In Demanding Newark Schools Superintendent’s Resignation

Students are staging a sit in at the Newark school district offices in protest of the superintendent’s leadership.

02/18/2015

Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) is joined by survivors of campus sexual assault during a news conference  in July, 2014  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sen. Gillibrand To Attend State Of Union Address With Columbia Student Leading Rape Protest

U.S. senators can bring any VIP guest they want to the State of the Union address, and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) chose a New York City college student who made headlines with an eye-opening demonstration.

01/20/2015

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