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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2014
About 50 Baltimore demonstrators gathered outside City Hall to stand in solidarity with Missouri protesters demonstrating against the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Organizers of the demonstration meet regularly at an event called "West Wednesdays" in honor of Tyrone West, a man who died while being detained by police at a traffic stop last year. They broadened their cause Wednesday and increased turnout, using the events in Ferguson to call attention to what they said was police brutality in Baltimore.
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By Arthur Hirsch and The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2014
The clouds didn't exactly part for the Blue Angels, but they lifted just enough Saturday afternoon, the rain stopped, and suddenly three F/A-18 Hornets soared past in tight formation over the southeast edge of the Inner Harbor — the show was on for the Star-Spangled Spectacular. Thousands of people gathered at the Inner Harbor to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the national anthem waited nearly two hours for a glimpse of the team, as the rain sprinkled on and off, clouds lowered and lifted again, and the Blue Angels waited for safe flying conditions.
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September 19, 1990
About 25 demonstrators took a protest of U.S. military presence in the Persian Gulf to downtown's evening rush hour yesterday.The demonstrators, part of the newly formed Baltimore Area Coalition to Stop U.S. Intervention in the Middle East, gathered on the corner of Baltimore and St. Paul streets at 5:30 p.m.Chanting "Bush, Bush, we won't go, we won't fight for Texaco," they held up signs for rush-hour traffic and handed out a brochure promoting another demonstration...
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By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2014
For six straight hours for four straight afternoons during one of the largest ship-hosting events in Baltimore history, all water traffic within a large rectangle in the middle of the harbor is being completely restricted by a cadre of law enforcement agencies. No tall ships, no personal watercraft, no dinghys. Period. Only the icebreaker A.V. Sandusky of the Maryland Natural Resources Police and the Coast Guard cutter James Rankin are allowed in the so-called box, and even they are not allowed to move.
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May 7, 1999
Area peace groups opposed to NATO's bombing in Yugoslavia took their case to thousands of Baltimore commuters yesterday with a rush-hour banner across the Jones Falls Expressway. The 30-foot-wide sign, raised on the 28th Street bridge facing northbound traffic, said in letters 3 feet high, "Build Bridges, Don't Bomb Them." "We're asking for a negotiated stop to the bombing. It's not helping, and it's killed a lot of people," said Mike Bardoff, a spokesman for the Baltimore Emergency Response Network, part of the newly formed Baltimore Coalition Against War in the Balkans.
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By Megan K. Stack and Megan K. Stack,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 31, 2005
CAIRO, Egypt - Dozens of protesters were kicked, beaten with clubs and thrown into trucks yesterday by hundreds of police and plainclothes agents who rushed the streets to stifle a protest against President Hosni Mubarak. The beatings occurred in Cairo days after Mubarak announced his candidacy in Egypt's first presidential election. The regime has portrayed September's voting as a ground-breaking step toward democracy. It would be the first time that Egyptians have had a chance to chose a president from among multiple candidates.
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By Evan Osnos and Evan Osnos,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | May 26, 2005
CAIRO, Egypt - Crowds of pro-government demonstrators attacked opponents of President Hosni Mubarak yesterday as police looked on, staining a day of national voting that government leaders had pointed to as a major step toward democracy. In some cases, pro-Mubarak forces dragged unarmed men and women by the hair and beat them with police-type rubber truncheons. In other cases, young men who arrived marching in formation groped female demonstrators and used wooden poles bearing cardboard portraits of Mubarak to beat rival demonstrators over the head in plain view of hundreds of uniformed police.
NEWS
December 8, 1999
THE debacle in Seattle last week was a defeat for President Clinton. It was also a delay, probably of one year, in forging a world consensus agenda for further lowering trade barriers. Any exultation or damnation that the street demonstrators prevailed, however, is dead wrong.What happened inside the World Trade Organization's conference hall is that the United States deadlocked with most other nations. President Clinton adopted some of the positions of organized labor and the environmental movement as the U.S. initiative.
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By Meredith Schlow and Meredith Schlow,Evening Sun Staff | May 1, 1991
Ruth Stringfellow's car was only about 50 feet from the exit of the Social Security Administration and Health Care Financing Administration building when the group of disabled demonstrators blocked her in."I almost made it," she said sadly, looking out toward Woodlawn Road.Yesterday, for the second day in a row, demonstrators protested federal rules that they say relegate many of them to nursing homes when they should be able to live on their own.The government, they said, should shift money in the Medicaid health program, which serves the poor and disabled, away from nursing homes and toward payments to attendants who can care for the disabled in their own homes.
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By Karen Hosler and Karen Hosler,Sun Staff Correspondent | September 2, 1991
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine -- Nearly 1,000 AIDS activists briefly took over the main roads of this tiny town yesterday to highlight their demand that President Bush take bolder action to combat the deadly epidemic.Although sponsored by ACT-UP, a group known for its extreme tactics, yesterday's demonstration was calm, peaceful and extremely well-organized.When parading protesters were stopped by heavily gloved Maine State Police about a quarter-mile from Mr. Bush's vacation home, they chanted for the benefit of onlookers and camera crews for about 30 minutes and then retreated quietly.
NEWS
August 22, 2014
Here's a question: Why do reporters continue to call what is happening in Ferguson, Mo., a demonstration? A demonstration is peaceful, which the daytime actions are. What is happening at night is a riot, with theft, vandalism and arson. That most certainly is not a demonstration. It is criminal behavior and should be called what it is. David Posner - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2014
About 50 Baltimore demonstrators gathered outside City Hall to stand in solidarity with Missouri protesters demonstrating against the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Organizers of the demonstration meet regularly at an event called "West Wednesdays" in honor of Tyrone West, a man who died while being detained by police at a traffic stop last year. They broadened their cause Wednesday and increased turnout, using the events in Ferguson to call attention to what they said was police brutality in Baltimore.
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August 15, 2014
This week, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered state troopers to take over responsibility for maintaining order in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, following several days of unrest sparked by the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a local police officer. Mr. Nixon waited far too long to bring in the state Highway Patrol to calm the situation, but he was absolutely correct in his judgment that local authorities weren't up to the job and were actually making matters worse. Had police there exhibited the restraint shown by Baltimore officers on Thursday, when a peaceful crowd rallied near City Hall to support Ferguson's residents with a moment of silence, it's likely things never would have got to a point where the governor had to intervene.
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August 11, 2014
The smart meter conspiracy theorists are no doubt buoyed by the news that BGE has been unable to secure appointments to replace the old, analog meters in the homes of some 350,000 customers. But there is no reason to think this reflects some groundswell of opposition to the new technology; on the contrary, it is a clear outlier when it comes to other smart meter installation projects across the nation and even within Maryland. The smart meter conversions for Pepco and Delmarva, for example, are 99 percent complete with opt-out rates of well less than 1 percent.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
Justin Myers stepped out of Penn Station in Baltimore on Wednesday evening to find two groups of protesters chanting, waving flags and blocking traffic. Hundreds of pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian protesters were out to support their respective sides in a decades-long contest that has grown increasingly violent in recent months. As he waited for a cab to take him to visit his parents, Myers, 36, of Washington, D.C., looked out on the scene. "With the news, I guess I'm not completely surprised," he said.
NEWS
July 30, 2014
Susan Reimer 's op-ed about a peaceful demonstration in Annapolis lacked any substance. She repeatedly referred to the demonstrators as "hateful" without quoting a single hateful remark ( "Hate-filled immigration demonstration hits home," July 23). Instead of even attempting to analyze the arguments of the demonstrators about securing the borders or even attempting to make a rational counter argument, she calls them names and says that they hate "other people's children. " Was there a sign that said that they hate children?
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF | June 19, 1999
A small band of protesters, some on foot and others in wheelchairs, besieged a red brick building in the heart of residential Lansdowne yesterday. Singing, chanting and rapping on windows, the demonstrators complained that officials at the Hearth Inc. program for homeless women have virtually imprisoned a disabled tenant in her apartment.More than three hours later, the protesters had failed to get tenant Gail Riddic moved to an apartment with a ramp for her wheelchair.Still, they took satisfaction in presuming that the shelter's director had avoided them only by retreating to his basement office -- stuck there, they believed, just as Riddic has been stuck in her second-floor apartment.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2010
Several hundred tea party protesters crowded Towson's Patriot Plaza on Thursday to mark the first anniversary of the nationwide movement against taxes and big government. In a scene that was repeated in Washington and across the country, demonstrators waved bright yellow "Don't Tread On Me" flags, held up posters calling for the ouster of incumbents and inveighed against the national debt, health care reform and various Democratic legislators. "This turnout is to let government know how we feel and hopefully promote change," said Valerie Burns of Parkville.
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Susan Reimer | July 23, 2014
It was a typical Saturday in Annapolis, and I was busy running errands. But as I pulled up to the stoplight at the intersection where Route 2 meets West Street, I saw demonstrators on both sides of the highway. They were waving American flags, carrying large signs and shouting at drivers to honk if they agreed. They were demonstrating against the Central American children crossing the Mexican border into the United States. The signs said the children were criminals and should be sent back where they came from.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2014
As hundreds of men marching against violence Friday night along Baltimore's North Avenue passed Gina Williams' vehicle, she applauded. "I'm glad to see some black men stand up for their community," said Williams, 59. Last year amid a surge in violence in Baltimore, a group of men hatched an idea in a barbershop: Get 300 men to walk the streets in a demonstration not only against violence but the apathy that allows it to persist. They met and far exceeded their goal, attracting more than 600 men who trudged the length of North Avenue, from the west side through midtown to the east side and back.
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