Protests

Ray Gaddis
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Ed Benkin
June 22, 2020 - 5:47 pm
African-American Major League Soccer players formed the Black Players Coalition, looking to take a collective stand against racism. Philadelphia Union defender Ray Gaddis, a board member, believes the message is clear: The time has come for change. Read more here.
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Church leaders in Burlington County addressed the recent unrest and racial tension at a rally for healing in Moorestown.
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Kimberly Adams
June 21, 2020 - 11:40 am
The Burlington County church community said it's got some work to do as it spreads messages of hope and faith in light of the racial tensions and unrest, after the recent deaths of African Americans. Read more here.
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A line of police officers are confronted by a single protester in West Philly.
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Flashpoint
June 21, 2020 - 10:00 am
This week, KYW Newsradio presents Witness to Change: A Flashpoint Special. Read more here.
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Safety barricade gates are opened for supporters to enter for President Donald Trump's campaign rally Saturday, June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Okla.
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AP News
June 20, 2020 - 5:28 pm
Thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump are expected to pack an indoor arena Saturday night for a rally that some fear could help fuel spikes of coronavirus cases, concerns that were amplified after six staffers helping to set up the event tested positive. Read more here.
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Black Lives Matter protest
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Kim Glovas
June 17, 2020 - 5:44 pm
The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows a majority of Americans believe racial discrimination is a “serious problem.” Read more here.
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Tarrah Gibbons
June 17, 2020 - 4:58 pm
Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced Wednesday that the two Atlanta officers who responded to the incident that led to the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks would be charged.
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Philadelphia rioting
U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Kristen Johanson
June 17, 2020 - 3:39 pm
A Philadelphia woman has been charged with torching two police cars during the first night of rioting and looting in Center City. Authorities were able to identify the woman based on her accounts on online clothing sites, a massage video, and a tattoo. Read more here.
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This Nov. 23, 2019 photo shows Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Alexis Johnson in Pittsburgh.
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AP News
June 17, 2020 - 12:18 pm
A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter prohibited from covering the city's Black Lives Matter protests because of a tweet sued the paper on Tuesday. Read more here.
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Muhammad Ali's grandson, Jacob Ali-Wertheimer, and daughter, Khaliah Ali Wertheimer.
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Ed Benkin
June 17, 2020 - 6:00 am
Muhammad Ali was known for his activism as much as he was for his exploits in the boxing ring. Now, t hat activism is being continued by his family, including by his daughter and grandson. Read more here.
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Crews box up the Christopher Columbus statue in South Philadelphia
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Andrew Kramer
June 16, 2020 - 5:57 pm
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Marconi Plaza Tuesday afternoon to show their support for police — and one officer in particular. Read the latest here.
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