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  • Acadiana Teachers Rally at State Capitol

    April 24, 2013 10:26 PM

    Teachers from all over Acadiana hit the steps of the Capitol calling for change. They made it very clear they don't support Governor Bobby Jindal's education proposals, specifically the Act One Legislation. That plan consists of a number of education bills, some deal with teacher evaluations and others would... more »
  • Thousands march in protest over Hong Kong's leader

    January 1, 2013 9:48 AM

    HONG KONG (AP) - Thousands of people marched in Hong Kong on the first day of 2013 to call for the city's Beijing-backed leader to step down over allegations he was untruthful about illegal renovations at his mansion. Police say 17,000 people gathered at the start of the march Tuesday.... more »
  • Tibetan man sets self on fire in protest in China

    November 23, 2012 6:55 AM

    BEIJING (AP) - Chinese state media say a Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire in northwest China's Qinghai province, as the wave of the fiery protests against Chinese rule show no sign of abating. The official Xinhua News Agency says Libong Tsering, 19, self-immolated in Tongren county... more »
  • Residents Protest New Multi-Chem Facility

    July 2, 2012 11:14 PM

    The chemical company Multi-Chem, recently bought by Halliburton, is building a new facility in Vermilion Parish. This new location off highway 92 will have an office, field laboratory and blending facility on 64 acres of land. Multi-Chem said it will eventually replace the New Iberia facility. While there are... more »
  • Protestors Rally Outside UMC

    February 2, 2012 7:53 PM

    A rally happened Thursday night outside University Medical Center. Protestors are fighting millions of dollars in proposed cuts to medical care. A few dozen protestors gathered outside UMC for about an hour and they got a lot of attention. Cars and trucks passing by on Congress honking and yelling... more »
  • Oakland Protest Turns Violent

    January 28, 2012 8:00 PM

    Police are using tear gas and flash bang grenades on demonstrators in Oakland, Calif. Authorities say an Occupy Oakland protest involving an estimated 2,000 people has turned violent. Police say about 10 people have been arrested after some in the crowd started throwing objects at police. Occupy protesters said earlier... more »
  • 2 companies protest La Medicaid contract choices

    August 10, 2011 9:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Three companies have protested Louisiana's choice of other companies to run managed care networks for $2.2 billion of the state's Medicaid program. Aetna Better Health and Coventry Health Care of Louisiana Inc. filed protests Monday, said Lisa Faust, spokeswoman for the Department of Health and... more »
  • 2 companies protest La Medicaid contract choices

    August 9, 2011 9:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two companies have protested Louisiana's choice of other companies to run managed care networks for $2.2 billion of the state's Medicaid program. Aetna Inc. says Aetna Better Health wants information submitted in contract proposals, and state Department of Health and Hospital records about the scoring,... more »
  • Shrimpers to protest at the state Capitol

    June 20, 2011 6:12 AM

    DULAC, La. (AP) - Fishermen reeling from low dock prices and processors unable to pay them more because of a shrimp glut are bringing their concerns to Baton Rouge Wednesday. On the steps of the state Capitol and within its halls, they plan to urge legislators to help convince BP... more »
  • Protest Rally Planned to Push Science Law Repeal

    April 28, 2011 6:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge high school senior is planning a protest to push for repeal of the Louisiana Science Education Act, which critics say can be used to promote creationism in schools. The rally, organized by student Zack Kopplin, is scheduled for today on the Capitol... more »
  • Students protest on capitol steps

    April 26, 2011 7:28 PM

    A protest on the steps of the capitol. Southern University supporters asking the legislature to reconsider a bill that would merge SUNO with the University of New Orleans. Both the senate and the house bills cite a need for the merger because of SUNO's low graduation rate and low enrollment... more »
  • UL Students Will Protest Wednesday

    November 9, 2010 11:29 PM

    On Wednesday U-L Lafayette students will board buses at Cajun Field to head to a rally in Baton Rouge-- protesting state budget cuts to education. As far as U-L is concerned, administrators are looking at a 20 percent reduction. Academic programs and jobs are at stake. In previous cuts, U-L... more »
  • Abortion Protest

    October 17, 2010 12:15 AM

    Picket signs and rosaries in Lafayette Saturday afternoon. "America Needs Fatima" held the abortion protest at the corner of University and Johnston. The group organized this pro-life rallies across the nation... with nearly 6-thousand rosaries being prayed at the same time. A-N-F members say America urgently needs the prophetic messages... more »
  • UL Protests Against Higher Education Budget Cuts

    October 7, 2010 8:39 PM

    For the first time in more than a decade, the state ended it's budget year in the red. The 108 million dollar deficit has to be made up somehow, so lawmakers are looking at cutting money to higher education. This isn't the first time students are hearing about budget... more »
  • ULL Student Group to Protest Planned budget Cuts

    October 5, 2010 9:36 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The threat of more state budget cuts to higher education has moved one group of Louisiana-Lafayette students, tired of rising tuition rates, to rally against cuts this week. Links for Literacy hopes to raise awareness of budget cuts and the possibility of new ones this winter.... more »
  • Landrieu Will Block Senate Vote to Protest Moratorium

    September 23, 2010 4:56 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu said Thursday she will block a Senate vote to confirm the nominee to a key White House economic office to protest the six-month moratorium on deepwater oil and gas drilling in the Gulf. Landrieu, a Democrat, said she will object to a vote... more »
  • Analysis: Protests Won't Stop College Budget Cuts

    September 6, 2010 7:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A group of University of New Orleans students has reminded state lawmakers and Gov. Bobby Jindal just how nasty and angry the next round of budget cuts will be, getting into a tussle with police as part of a protest about the deep reductions... more »
  • UNO police chief hurt, 2 held in protest scuffle

    September 1, 2010 9:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two people were arrested and the University of New Orleans campus police chief was injured Wednesday in a scuffle with members of a crowd that refused to leave the administration building after a student protest against deep budget cuts. Police Chief Tim Harrington left the scene... more »
  • Housing Authority update: Protest in support of board; questionable expenses

    August 30, 2010 7:33 PM

    A protest at the Lafayette Housing Authority Monday defended the actions of LHA board members. This comes after a recent audit found more than $400,000 in misused funds. Nearly a dozen protesters made their opposition to Parish President Joey Durel's decision known. They want six African American housing authority board... more »
  • Miss. Beach Cleaners Protest Contractor's Cutbacks

    July 18, 2010 3:39 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - About 30 beach cleanup workers in Mississippi staged a protest this weekend saying they were laid off without notice. But the president of RCI, a Louisiana-based company, says the workers have been paid for the time they worked. RCI President Joseph Rotolo Jr. tells WLOX television... more »
  • New Black Panther Party Scheduled to Protest Later Date

    April 8, 2010 11:39 AM

    Members of the new black panther party say they will not protest outside American Legion Hospital in Jennings . Activists say a black man was fired after he was accused of sexually harassing a white female. Now, they say they will protest the Jennings company who fired that... more »
  • Local Tea Party Supporters at Baton Rouge Protest

    March 29, 2010 1:53 PM

    Residents from Rayne and Scott said they made the trip to Baton Rouge to show support for less government and free healthcare because they say the protests are getting government to finally listen. The Baton Rouge Tea Party protested on the Capitol steps today to outline their Legislative... more »

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