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Phoenix City Hall
A video posted to social media shows police shooting Jacob Blake in the back as he leaned into his vehicle with three of his kids inside. Protests erupted in Wisconsin and, in solidarity, a demonstration was held outside Phoenix City Hall, where four people were arrested. Three were arrested for crimes reportedly committed at a previous demonstration.
Aug. 25, 2020
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Lawmakers in neighboring Sonora, Mexico were set to vote on a bill last week that would criminalize non-consensual sharing of sexual images online. But they postponed the decision amid protests by feminist groups.
Aug. 16, 2020
A protest sign that says "Being Black Isn't A Choice, Wearing A Badge Is"
Lots of parents have been wondering how to talk to their kids about the protests that have followed the killing of George Floyd — that includes parents and kids of all races and ethnicities. The Show talked through some of those conversations with Janice Robinson-Celeste, publisher of Successful Black Parenting Magazine.
Jul. 21, 2020
Screen shot of Doug Ducey tweet
A few hundred people gathered outside Scottsdale City Hall on Wednesday to protest the mandate requiring face masks be worn in public. At the protest, City Council member Guy Phillips told the crowd that Arizona and the country is facing a pandemic, but it’s not COVID-19.
Jun. 25, 2020
RoQy TyRaiD
Phoenix and other Valley cities have seen a number of protests since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month. One of the groups that’s been involved in them is called the W.E. Rising Project, which says it’s a movement creating systemic change through peaceful protests. That group includes Phoenix-based hip-hop artist RoQy TyRaiD.
Jun. 23, 2020
George Floyd protests Phoenix
Arizona Mirror reporter Jerod McDonald-Evoy found that the Arizona National Guard has been flying a C-26 aircraft normally used for surveillance on the border as well as helicopters over the events, assisting Phoenix police in monitoring protests and those there to cause violence.
Jun. 15, 2020
Morris Starsky
Fifty years ago, the U.S. was also in the midst of nationwide rallies. Some addressed racism, and that was the case for one at UA in Tucson in January of 1970. Attending that rally led to the end of philosophy professor Morris Starsky’s career at, ironically, UA’s rival school ASU.
Jun. 12, 2020
Grant Woods
Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods has condemned President Donald Trump for comments he made about a badly injured Buffalo protester. The 75-year-old protester was hospitalized after police shoved him to the ground.
Jun. 10, 2020
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In the United States, thousands have been rallying after the death of George Floyd. And on Thursday, hundreds in Mexico protested in the city of Guadalajara after a civilian allegedly was beaten to death in police custody a month ago.
Jun. 4, 2020
Girl holding protest sign
On April, a 13-year-old girl was killed in her home just south of the border in Nogales, Sonora. And despite the coronavirus pandemic, many women are still finding ways to honor the victim and speak out against gender-based violence.
Apr. 7, 2020
The gruesome murder of a woman in Mexico City this week is triggering major protests this weekend against gender-based hate crimes. People are outraged over the publication of photos of the victim's body — and comments from Mexico's president about femicide.
Feb. 14, 2020

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