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Black Lives Matter comments on Donald Trump’s election

Black Lives Matter comments on Donald Trump's election

Black Lives Matter has responded to the 2016 election results on Tuesday that many Americans are still coming to terms with. In a statement sent to Mic.com, the activist network promised that their mission remains unchanged and will continue to protect underrepresented communities. Read the full statement from Black Lives Matter below. Our mandate has not changed: organize and end …

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Anti-Trump protesters fill streets across the US in fifth day of demonstrations against the President-elect

Anti-Trump protesters fill streets across the US in fifth day of demonstrations against the President-elect

Thousands of marchers took to the streets of New York, Los Angeles and Chicago on Saturday as protests continued across the US following the election of Donald Trump as president. At least 25 cities have seen major anti-Trump demonstrations in the five days since the controversial businessman’s shock election victory. The Republican, who defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton against the expectations …

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Racism in the US: More than 200 incidents of harassment reported since Donald Trump won presidency

Racism in the US: More than 200 incidents of harassment reported since Donald Trump won presidency

Meanwhile, in Washington state, a teacher reported how “Build a wall” was chanted in the school cafeteria on Wednesday lunchtime. The teacher said the students also chanted: “If you aren’t born here, pack your bags.” As communities of colour, and others frightened by Tuesday’s result, reel from the election of Mr Trump, reports suggest there have been a flood of …

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NYU Muslim student prayer room vandalised as pro-Trump Islamophobia is on the rise

NYU Muslim student prayer room vandalised as pro-Trump Islamophobia is on the rise

Muslim organisations are calling on the President-elect to repudiate the violent bigorty his campaign inspired. Muslim students at New York University were chilled to find pro-Trump graffiti scrawled across the door of their prayer room, adding yet another case to the sharp rise in reported hate crimes in the wake of the presidential election. The apparent vandal defaced the door …

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Donald Trump wins: Thousands of Americans take to streets to protest against new president-elect

Trump wins: Thousands of Americans take to streets to protest against new president-elect

Thousands of people have taken to the streets across western America to protest against Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election. Cities in California, Oregon and Washington all witnessed angry demonstrations, with objects being set alight and effigies burned. Up to 1,500 people gathered at the University of California in Los Angeles in the early hours …

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Inmates launch massive nationwide strike to protest ‘modern slavery’ in US prison system

Inmates launch massive nationwide strike to protest 'modern slavery' in US prison system

Inmates in as many as 40 prisons in 24 states are refusing to go to work to protest what many believe is “modern-day slavery” and calling for reforms in the US prison system. The strike comes on the 45th anniversary of the Attica prison uprising, when inmates in the notorious New York correctional facility revolted and demanded better living conditions. …

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LA protest rally against Israel, Clinton

LA protest rally against Israel, Clinton

A large number of activists have held a demonstration in the US city of Los Angeles to protest against Israel and Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee. The pro-Palestinian demonstrators marched on Monday night near the Beverly Hills home of Zionist billionaire Haim Saban, who was hosting a big fundraising event for Clinton. The protest rally was organized by the …

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US military veterans protest against Trump at Congress

US military veterans protest against Trump at Congress

A group of US military veterans have visited Congress to denounce Donald Trump and urge Republican lawmakers to withdraw their endorsement of the Republican presidential nominee. The veterans delivered petitions Thursday to the office of Senator John McCain a Vietnam War veteran and former prisoner of war who was the Republican presidential nominee in 2008.

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US Muslims protest rising Islamophobia

US Muslims protest rising Islamophobia

Hundreds of American Muslims and members of inter-faith organizations have staged a rally in the US capital to condemn terrorist attacks attributed to Muslims, as well as rising Islamophobia in the country. The protesters gathered on Saturday at the National Mall in downtown Washington, DC, as part of ‘The American Muslim March on Washington’. The participants held banners and chanted …

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Hundreds protest in Cleveland ahead of Republican National Convention

Hundreds protest in Cleveland ahead of Republican National Convention

Hundreds of US protesters have marched in Cleveland, Ohio ahead of the Republican National Convention, which will officially nominate a Republican candidate for the upcoming US presidential election. About 200 demonstrators marched in downtown Cleveland on Sunday, carrying placards and chanting slogans against police brutality and racial profiling. The protesters were shouting, “No justice, no peace, no racist police!” as …

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