“This is just an expression of frustration with the lack of solutions by our government to address the economic crisis,” said protester Elias Holtz.
The union members say they’re being offered a contract that would gut the chorus and orchestra, strip them of health and other benefits and turn them into freelancers. And they say they’re not even guaranteed a minimum number of work weeks.
A crackdown in Central Park is aimed at silencing musicians in prime locations, but those artists were fighting back on Sunday, defying the rules in the new quiet zones.
Demonstrators gathered outside the state office building on 125th Street in Harlem to demand the NAACP withdraw from a lawsuit filed by the United Federation of Teachers.
Nine students have taken occupancy inside the Old Queens administration building on the New Brunswick. They’re being cheered on by about 20 more students outside.
A few dozen protesters gathered outside the Chase Bank in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, to tell people that the bank has not done enough to prevent foreclosures.
An anti-war demonstration in Times Square that was meant to mark the eighth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq quickly became a protest against the fighting in Libya.
Seniors are protesting in Queens after learning their senior center may be facing the ax as a direct result from budget cuts.
Wisconsin state workers protesting a move to severely curtail their collective bargaining rights have found allies in New Jersey.
Immigration advocacy groups waving signs and dressed in orange prison jumpsuits marched more than three miles across Newark Thursday to protest a proposed immigration detention facility.
An educational panel was given a tongue-lashing Thursday night by an angry crowd upset about school closures. Another tongue-lashing came Friday from an irritated mayor who accused the crowd of overstepping its bounds
Hundreds of Egyptians demonstrated outside the United Nations complex in New York City on Saturday in support of the mass protests that have gripped their homeland.
There’s unrest at a Bronx cemetery, as dozens picketed outside Woodlawn Cemetery on Saturday, carrying signs and asking to bury racism.
Two weeks after Mark Zuckerberg announced a $100 million donation to Newark schools, students there used the social networking site to stage a protest.
Police are looking into why a stun gun apparently failed before Emmanuel Paulino, who police said confronted them with a knife, was shot to death in Inwood Sunday.
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