Protests

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Help clean up King Drive this afternoon

Published June 1, 2020

A clean-up, after the protests and unrest of the past weekend, will be hosted this afternoon on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, starting at noon and running until 4 p.m.

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Read Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's op-ed on the George Floyd protests

Published May 31, 2020

The very least one can do is listen - to understand other people's experiences, to understand that they may be different than yours and to learn. And In that vein, former Bucks great and activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote an important op-ed for the Los Angeles Times that's a must-read.

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Local "water protectors" share their stories of Standing Rock

Published Jan. 28, 2017

Daniel Guzman is one of many local activists traveling to North Dakota to join the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and others in what they describe as a fight to protect the water, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Lessons in crowd control from Ferguson, Europe and the classroom

Published Aug. 26, 2014

I was doing some errands the other day, catching up on podcasts in the car between them, when I heard this: "The behavior of crowds tends to be determined by what's happening outside the crowd." I could not help but draw the connection between what was being said about crowds and what is happening now in Ferguson and around the country.

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Signs of the times

Published Feb. 18, 2011

Signs, signs, everywhere there's signs. There have been a number of protests and mass get-togethers lately, including demonstrations in Madison on state budget issues.