By Robyn Smith on December 9th, 2014 | Last updated: December 9, 2014 at 1:40 pm
Hundreds of protesters blocked off traffic at the intersection of University Avenue and 13th Street in Gainesville on Monday evening.
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By Whitney Lavaux on November 26th, 2014 | Last updated: November 26, 2014 at 10:46 am
Peaceful protests took place in Gainesville after the news that Officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted for the shooting of Michael Brown.
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By Kali Kavouklis on October 2nd, 2014 | Last updated: October 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm
Protestors gathered in Gainesville to raise awareness about the meat industry for the World Day for Farmed Animals. Animal activists gathered with signs outside the University of Florida Meat Science Lab Thursday morning and then again later on SW 23rd […]
By Cassidy Whitson on September 10th, 2014 | Last updated: September 10, 2014 at 6:32 pm
A demonstration was held Wednesday in Turlington Plaza on University of Florida’s campus by Students for a Democratic Society and Students for Justice in Palestine. The purpose was to draw attention to those killed by Israeli Defense Forces as well as police brutality in Ferguson, Missouri.
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By Trevor Sikkema on December 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm
A gathering concerning a new monument to honor Union veterans in the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park quickly turned to a protest as members and supporters of the Sons of Confederate Veterans demanded the monument be built in a different location.
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Locals protested the government shutdown and furlough on over 800,000 federal employees at Rep.Ted Yoho’s Gainesville office.
By Chabeli Herrera on September 25th, 2013 | Last updated: January 11, 2014 at 1:01 pm
The Dream Defenders have taken the issue of Florida’s “stand your ground” law to the United Nations with an 8-page shadow report summarizing why the law violates the United States’ civil rights obligations.
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By Lindsey Zionts on March 13th, 2013 | Last updated: March 16, 2013 at 7:35 pm
State Rep. Patrick Rooney Jr. is a sponsor of the bill, and said it’s something he thinks the public wants and will support.