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Protesters demand school board remove cops from CPS, but they will stay put for now

Protesters demand school board remove cops from CPS, but they will stay put for now

June 26, 2020

Shouts of “no justice, no peace, defund the police” echoed between buildings downtown as hundreds of activists, teachers, students, health care workers and Chicago residents marched demanding s...

Drag March for Change addresses intersectionality of race, sexuality, gender

Drag March for Change addresses intersectionality of race, sexuality, gender

June 17, 2020

Led by local Chicago drag queens and kings, thousands marched across Boystown in full drag with glamorous makeup, voluminous wigs and sky-high platform heels—but it was not part of the neighborhood's...

Outside the police station on Division Street, protesters were met with police and a military vehicle blocking both sides of the street.

Thousands gather for peaceful Lakeview protest

June 5, 2020

Nearly 5,000 protesters gathered in Wrigleyville Tuesday, June 2, with organizers and supporters providing water, food, sunscreen and masks. Demonstrators demanded justice for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony M...

Letter to the Editor: How to be an ally in social justice movements

Letter to the Editor: How to be an ally in social justice movements

June 3, 2020

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, expectedly, there is a sudden and great influx of posts, stories, videos and pictures of calls-to-action and information relating to race relations and how to...

Lightfoot sets citywide curfew, calls on National Guard as protests escalate

Lightfoot sets citywide curfew, calls on National Guard as protests escalate

May 31, 2020

Protesters demanding justice for the death of George Floyd flooded the streets of downtown Chicago for the second day in a row on Saturday, May 30. Beginning in Federal Plaza at 2 p.m., hundred...

Demonstrators in Hawaii protest against stay-at-home orders being implemented to stem the coronavirus pandemic.

Opinion: Anti-stay-at-home protests are a stab in the back to health care workers

April 26, 2020

A mantra that reads, "Jesus is my vaccine" covers the side of a truck seen driving through Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, during an anti-lockdown protest. This statement perfectly sums up the recent...

Moriah Stefanski, 19, an anti-abortion activist, protests across the street from the Planned Parenthood Illinois Action Rally on Wednesday.

Abortion rights advocates rally in Chicago ahead of Supreme Court case

March 5, 2020

Michael C. Oboza was 14 years old when he witnessed his friend bleed to death giving herself an abortion with a coat hanger. “A woman [can] decide with her own body if she would like an abortion, an...

M.H. is organizing thousands of supplies, including medical masks similar to the one he is wearing, to be shipped to Hong Kong in the midst of surging prices due to the high demand.

Activists support pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong from Chicago

March 1, 2020

In Hong Kong, pro-democracy advocates continue to protest against China’s oversight, many wearing medical masks to hide their identity during protests. But in the face of a rapidly expanding global outbre...

(Center) Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) passes by protestors outside the U.S. Capitol in the midst of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate.

Impeachment and Brexit, explained by Ireland and Chicago residents

February 4, 2020

Brexit and President Donald Trump's impeachment trial are the largest political events happening in Ireland and America, respectively, that could make history and have serious implications for the world-at-large. Brexit,...

A Chronicle photojournalist recounts her experience at the front lines of a Hong Kong protest

A Chronicle photojournalist recounts her experience at the front lines of a Hong Kong protest

January 24, 2020

  HONG KONG—For seven months, activists have taken to the streets of Hong Kong by the millions to battle a controversial extradition bill, facing arrests, tear gas and, in some cases, death. ...

Thousands of marchers make their way down Adams Street during the Chicago Women's March, Saturday, Jan. 18.

Chicago’s fourth Women’s March, in photos

January 19, 2020

Thousands gathered in Grant Park for the fourth Chicago Women's March, which began in 2017 in reaction to the inauguration of President Donald Trump. The Saturday, Jan. 18 march—which will be ...

The strikers continue their demonstration as they proceed to the Chicago Water Tower, 806 Michigan Ave., where organizers deliver speeches.

Climate activists remind Black Friday shoppers of the environmental crisis

December 1, 2019

Just hours after giving thanks, hundreds of shoppers jumped from store to store across the country scouring for the best Black Friday deals. But, Chicago environmental activists took a different a...

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