US A look at recent protest violence across the US

07:06  13 august  2017
07:06  13 august  2017 Source:   Associated Press

Evangelical students returning university diplomas to protest Trump

  Evangelical students returning university diplomas to protest Trump Former students at Liberty University are preparing to return their diplomas in a group protest of university president Jerry Falwell Jr.'s support for President Trump's agenda.In a group letter first reported by NPR, a small group of alumni is criticizing Falwell for supporting the president in the wake of Trump's remarks blaming "many sides" for violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend . The letter slams Falwell for defending Trump's comments, specifically for his saying there were "very fine people" protesting on both sides.

The violence that broke out during a demonstration in Virginia has been building for months during a series of confrontations between white nationalists and people who oppose them. Here are some of the clashes that have occurred across the United States this year: — July 8: Ku Klux Klan members

The violence that broke out during a demonstration in Virginia has been building for months during a series of confrontations between white nationalists and people who oppose them. Here are some of the clashes that have occurred across the United States this year

White nationalist demonstrators hold their ground as they clash with counter demonstrators in Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.© Steve Helber/ AP Photo White nationalist demonstrators hold their ground as they clash with counter demonstrators in Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.

The violence that broke out during a demonstration in Virginia has been building for months during a series of confrontations between white nationalists and people who oppose them.

Here are some of the clashes that have occurred across the United States this year:

— July 8: Ku Klux Klan members demonstrating in support of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee are confronted by hundreds of shouting opponents in Charlottesville.

Hundreds protest in Oakland over deadly Virginia rally

  Hundreds protest in Oakland over deadly Virginia rally Hundreds of protesters are marching in Oakland, California to decry racism in the wake of deadly violence that erupted at a white nationalist demonstration in Virginia. Protesters gathered Saturday night to hear speakers and then marched peacefully downtown, chanting and waving signs and banners.Although a few cars were held up by the march, police say the demonstration is peaceful and there have been no arrests.The hastily arranged gathering is in response to events earlier Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The violence that broke out during a demonstration in Virginia has been building for months during a series of confrontations between white nationalists and people who oppose them. Here are some of the clashes that have occurred across the United States this year: — July 8: Ku Klux Klan members

The violence that broke out during a demonstration in Virginia has been building for months during a series of confrontations between white nationalists and people who oppose them. Here are some of the clashes that have occurred across the United States this year

— June 4: Police fire stun grenades and arrest more than a dozen people during a confrontation between supporters of President Donald Trump and so-called anti-fascist opponents in Portland, Oregon.

— May 7: Supporters and opponents of the removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans converge in the same area, leading to angry confrontations that include scuffles and shouting.

— April 29: Members of the Traditionalist Workers Party, the National Socialist Movement and other groups engage in shouting matches with counter-demonstrators in Pikeville, Kentucky.

— April 18: Supporters and opponents of white nationalist Richard Spencer fight outside his appearance at Auburn University, resulting in three arrests.

— Feb. 2: Fights break out when the founder of a far-right men's organization appears at New York University, leading to 11 arrests.

— Feb. 1: Protesters hurl smoke bombs, break windows and spark a massive bonfire, prompting University of California at Berkeley officials to cancel a talk by right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos for safety concerns.

— Jan. 20: Violent protests occur on Inauguration Day in Washington between supporters of President Donald Trump, including some white nationalists, and opponents. More than 200 people are arrested.

Isaiah Thomas on protesting anthem: ‘I’m not going to do it’ .
Many professional athletes have chosen to make a political statement over the past year or so by not standing during the national anthem, but don’t expect Isaiah Thomas to be the next. Many professional athletes have chosen to make a political statement over the past year or so by not standing during the national anthem, but don’t expect Isaiah Thomas to be the next.

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