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  • People rally at Ohio Wal-Mart where cops shot man

    August 30, 2014 9:32 PM

    BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) - Some 200 people held signs and chanted Saturday outside a Wal-Mart where a young man with an air rifle was fatally shot by police. The rally was the latest effort by people wanting to shed more light on the Aug. 5 shooting of John Crawford III... more »
  • Tens of thousands stage Hong Kong pro-gov't rally

    August 17, 2014 2:01 PM

    HONG KONG (AP) - Tens of thousands of people, many wearing red as a sign of their patriotism to China, took part in a demonstration march in Hong Kong on Sunday to protest a planned civil disobedience campaign by pro-democracy activists in the city. Demonstrators braved wilting heat to participate... more »
  • Southern students rally behind Llorens

    February 11, 2014 7:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State lawmakers, faculty and hundreds of students have rallied around Southern University Chancellor James Llorens after Southern's Board of Supervisors voted 9-6 over the weekend not to renew his contract when it expires June 30. The Advocate reports Southern's Faculty Senate held a meeting Monday... more »
  • 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 »
  • Some Schools Closing as Teachers Set to Rally in Capitol

    March 14, 2012 12:07 AM

    Hundreds, if not thousands, of teachers from all over Louisiana are planning to rally in Baton Rouge Wednesday and Thursday to protest the Governor's education reform plans. The number of Acadiana teachers planning to attend the rally has led some parishes to cancel public school. Jeff Davis Parish will... more »
  • Obama to spend Labor Day at Detroit AFL-CIO rally

    September 5, 2011 10:01 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is celebrating Labor Day in Detroit, previewing his ideas for job creation and economic growth at a rally with thousands of supportive labor union members. Obama's speech at an annual event sponsored by the Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO was serving as a dress rehearsal for... 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 »
  • Citizens to rally to save Melville ferry

    November 17, 2010 9:26 AM

    MELVILLE, La. (AP) - Citizens of the small St. Landry Parish community of Melville are planning a final effort to save the town's ferry service, which is scheduled to end Dec. 31. A rally for those who would like to keep the ferry running across the Atchafalaya River will be... more »
  • From Lafayette To Baton Rouge: UL Students Raise Their Voices

    November 10, 2010 7:14 PM

    Students and staff from colleges all over the state gathered on the Louisiana Capitol steps today protesting more cuts to higher education. ... A rare sight: College students up bright and early and Baton-Rouge bound. As these UL students set-off on their journey, the stakes and the energy are high.... more »
  • Students Rally Against Higher Ed Cuts

    November 10, 2010 1:58 PM

    Hundreds rallied on the Louisiana Capitol steps today against higher education cuts. The rally was organized by students and faculty from the University of New Orleans. It attracted interest from students and university staff around the state. Students from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette were at the rally, as... more »
  • In Election's Shadow, Rally Draws Laughs, Activism

    October 30, 2010 5:12 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - In the shadow of the Capitol and the election, comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert entertained a huge throng Saturday at a "sanity" rally poking fun at the nation's ill-tempered politics, fear-mongers and doomsayers. "We live now in hard times," Stewart said after all the shtick. "Not... more »
  • Jindal among Republican governors attending rally

    October 27, 2010 6:24 PM

    OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) - Republican governors from three southern states are in Wisconsin to rally voters behind the governor's campaign of Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour appeared at a rally Wednesday in suburban Milwaukee that drew... more »
  • Students Rally Today Against Budget Cuts

    October 7, 2010 4:34 PM

    Several dozen UL students and professors gathered in the quad to rally against state budget cuts. Student carried hand made signs, one read, "some cuts don't heal." The group Link for Literacy organized the event. They say, since 2008, higher education has been slashed by 45%, with an additional 35%... more »
  • UL Students to Rally Against More Budget Cuts

    October 6, 2010 6:16 PM

    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 is organizing a rally in the quad Thursday from 11:00am - 4:00pm. They hope to raise awareness of budget... more »

    September 7, 2010 12:53 PM

    The University Program Council at UL Lafayette is putting on the biggest pep rally of the year Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m at the Student Union parking lot. Students can meet with athletes and cheer on Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns before their first home football game. Free food... more »
  • Rally for Jobs in Texas

    September 1, 2010 7:42 PM

    Three rallies against the drilling moratorium took place in Texas today. Corpus Christi, Port Arthur and Houston all held rallies simultaneously. A few hundred gathered at one in Port Arthur, Texas. Port Arthur resident, Ed Cadena said, "it is important that we speak up because we are part of... more »
  • Second Rally for Oil & Gas Industry Jobs Tomorrow

    August 31, 2010 12:37 PM

    Lafayette will be represented Wednesday in a "Rally for Jobs" to be held in Port Arthur, Texas. Bruce Conque, Vice President of Marketing and Governmental Relations for the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce is one of the speakers. Rallies will take place in five states during the congressional recess period.... 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 »
  • Blog causes uproar on eve of Beck rally

    August 27, 2010 10:00 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - On the eve of conservative commentator Glenn Beck's rally at the Lincoln Memorial, a blogger's assertion that parts of the nation's capital should be avoided touched off accusations of racism and a sharp response by angry city leaders. Thousands of conservative, tea party supporters were expected at... more »
  • LOGA Messages

    July 21, 2010 6:42 PM

    Both local and national news media were covering the Rally for Economic Survival. But, as they recorded Governor Jindal, Sammy Kershaw, and other celebrities and politicians, one camera was set up specifically for the "average man and woman." The Louisiana Oil and Gas Association is documenting 30 second to... more »
  • Jindal Addresses Crowd At Rally

    July 21, 2010 1:16 PM

    Press Release: Today, Governor Bobby Jindal addressed the Rally for Economic Survival where he blasted the President’s deepwater drilling moratorium and called on the rally-goers to send a clear message to Washington, D.C. – end the arbitrary moratorium so thousands of Louisianians can go back to work. ... more »
  • Large Crowd at Rally for Economic Survival

    July 21, 2010 12:50 PM

    LAYFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The crowd, many wearing T-shirts with slogans like "Drill Baby Drill," and "No Moratorium," began streaming into the Lafayette Cajundome as soon as the doors opened, eager to show their support for ending the federal offshore drilling moratorium. Tuesday's gathering, billed as the "Rally for Economic... more »
  • Rally Opposing Drilling Moratorium Scheduled

    July 21, 2010 8:40 AM

    LAYFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Organizers expect a big turnout at a rally to oppose the drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico. The rally, scheduled for Wednesday morning at the Lafayette Cajundome, is expected to draw 15,000 to 20,000 people wanting to show concern about the halt of deepwater oil... more »
  • Anti-Moratorium Rally Agenda

    July 20, 2010 1:04 PM

    Time Speaker 10:30-10:55 Pre-Performance Sammy Kershaw Country music artist 10:55-11:10 Welcome / Introduction Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel 11:10-11:20 Opening Remarks /Master of Ceremonies Lieutenant Governor Scott Angelle 11:20-11:40 Governor Bobby Jindal 11:40-11:45 Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser 11:45-11:55 Dave Welch President & CEO, Stone Energy Corporation 11:55-12:05 Lafourche Parish... more »
  • Anti-Moratorium Rally Leaders' Goals

    July 19, 2010 2:39 PM

    Only 2 days left until the "Rally for Economic Survival"... but will it actually make a difference in Washington? Rally leaders say they hope to fill the Cajundome with over 12,000 people. They have gotten response from people in parishes throughout the state and some people from Houston. ... more »
  • Rally for Economic Survival At Cajundome July 21

    July 13, 2010 11:25 AM

    The Rally for Economic Survival will be the nation's largest event to date protesting the federal moratorium on deepwater drilling. Coordinators of the Rally have reported tremendous support from across the Gulf Coast, specifically Louisiana for the event. Attendance at the rally is predicted to be between 15,000 and 20,000... more »
  • Love Your Coast Rally

    June 17, 2010 7:22 PM

    With signs in hand and music to chime their message, citizens from all over Louisiana are making sure their voices are heard at the state capital. One protestor, Albert Tolle, said, “the biggest travesty is that it's taken so long for someone to do something." ... more »
  • Governor Jindal and Saints to Rally Support for Coastal Louisiana

    June 8, 2010 11:43 AM

    Press Release- Today at 11:00 AM, Governor Bobby Jindal will participate in a Saints Rally to Support Coastal Louisiana that will be held at the Fort Jackson Wildlife Center on 100 Herbert Harvey Drive in Buras, LA at 11 AM. The event is open to the public. Along with Jindal... more »
  • Local Health Care Rally

    March 23, 2010 4:49 PM

    Flag waving, sign bearing protesters of the government against the health care plan gathered at Putnam Park to pray for their country and to voice concern about the direction the government is taking. They argue "If you are frustrated, angry and tired of the corruption and games taking place in... more »

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