April 17, 2013 3:53 AM
In Venezuela, government supporters and opposition supporters staged rival protests.
President-elect Nicolas Maduro's backers used fireworks to light up the night sky while supporters of opposition leader, Henrique Capriles, banged pots and pans to attract attention.
Protests erupted in Venezuela Monday after acting President Nicolas Maduro was declared the... more »
March 20, 2013 11:55 PM
Across the country Wednesday people rallied, upset with federal budget cuts.
"Repeal sequestration! Repeal sequestration!" a group in Colorado Springs chanted outside of Congressman Doug Lamborn's office.
Several of the protestors were government employees of various forms. They say they'll face big problems if the cuts and furloughs continue.... more »
March 5, 2013 8:24 PM
At 10-and-a-half feet wide and 36 feet long, a new billboard on Garden of the Gods Road - calling out the Air Force Academy - is hard to miss.
It was put up Monday morning. The purchaser - the Military Religious Freedom Foundation - anticipates 90,000 people will pass... more »
January 21, 2013 5:52 PM
Tuesday is the 40th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case, Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion. 40 years later, the ruling still stirs up controversy. On Monday, 200 or more people gathered in Colorado Springs for a march in protest of Roe v. Wade, abortion and Planned Parenthood.
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November 19, 2012 3:35 PM
With the holiday chaos to be unleashed in a couple days, companies are hoping to end up in the red on Black Friday. Because sales are typically strong the day after Thanksgiving, many stores are kicking off those deals earlier and earlier.
It's great for bargain hunters, but as... more »
October 8, 2012 5:28 PM
In Pueblo, Columbus Day brings out both pride and anger. It's happened for several years. A verbal battle takes over on Abriendo Avenue between those of Italian descent and people of Native American heritage. We spoke with both sides.
It's a celebration of America and the Italian heritage of... more »
July 25, 2012 5:33 AM
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Anaheim city officials have agreed to ask the U.S. attorney's office to investigate recent police shootings. Tuesday's move comes amid raucous protests over two deadly police shootings over the weekend, including one of an unarmed man running from officers. Police stepped up patrols and some donned... more »
May 12, 2012 6:50 PM
In some cities, occupy protests cost taxpayers millions of dollars.
In Los Angeles, the price tag has nearly doubled to $5 million.
City officials say they underestimated the need for police overtime and the clean up of parks. A two-month camp in Los Angeles closed in late November. In... more »
March 15, 2012 6:55 PM
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - Police have used water cannons and tear gas to break up a march by thousands of Chilean students. It is the first protest this year by student groups whose demonstrations demanding education reform paralyzed major cities in 2011. Protest leaders say between 5,000 and 7,000 high... more »
March 8, 2012 10:17 PM
BEIJING (AP) - A prominent writer under house arrest in Beijing has pleaded with her fellow Tibetans to stop setting themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule. She says such self-destructive measures are doing nothing for the cause of Tibetan rights. Tsering Woeser said in online appeal posted Thursday that... more »
February 25, 2012 11:46 PM
Police in Denver have arrested five Occupy protesters for tagging vehicles in downtown.
According to KUSA, those protesters were arrested for tagging police vehicles, public buses and private vehicles.
Denver Police say the 60-70 protesters got in a black-boc formation and started to throw balloons filled with urine... more »
February 16, 2012 7:24 AM
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Marijuana activists are headed to an Obama campaign office to protest what they consider "hostile actions" from the administration. Pot activists say that President Barack Obama's administration is making "attacks" on medical marijuana patients. Several activists were headed to a campaign office in Lakewood Thursday to... more »
January 17, 2012 7:49 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement will meet outside the Capitol in Washington for what participants hope will become the largest gathering of Occupy activists from around the country.
Participants say they plan to decry the influence of corporate money in politics and show... more »
November 19, 2011 9:33 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California, Davis has launched an investigation in the wake of video showing an officer using pepper spray on a group of protesters who appear to be sitting passively on the ground with their arms interlocked.
Calling the video "chilling," UC Davis Chancellor... more »
November 16, 2011 12:32 AM
As Occupy Wall Street protests grow across the country, so do violent episodes between cops and occupiers.
Just north of our area, Occupy Denver has had several heated run-ins with police over camping space and public areas. With those confrontations comes a price. Today Denver Police announced its cost... more »
November 13, 2011 9:36 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities in Oregon have ordered anti-Wall Street protesters to clear a street and sidewalk they were blocking, and the demonstrators are obeying.
Police in Portland instructed the protesters early Sunday to move into one of two adjacent parks where they had set up camp. The... more »
October 30, 2011 3:52 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Thirty-nine people have been arrested after a pair of pre-dawn confrontations between police and Occupy Austin protesters in Texas.
The first confrontation came about 12:30 a.m. Sunday when officers moved to enforce a new rule banning food tables in the City Hall plaza after 10... more »
October 30, 2011 8:55 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police arrested about 30 demonstrators early Sunday with the Occupy Portland movement after they refused to leave a park in an affluent district after a midnight curfew.
Police pulled vans up to a group of about 27-30 protesters sitting in a circle at Jamison Square... more »
October 16, 2011 4:16 PM
Around a dozen people are waving signs and banners and handing out flyers on the Academy and Voyager intersection in the north part of Colorado Spring today. Group members say they are standing up for their right to have genetically modified foods labeled.
Carol Grieve of Food Integrity Now... more »
October 15, 2011 8:45 PM
In Denver on Friday morning protesters, part of the "Occupy" movement were arrested.
The arrests re-invigorated the spirit of the springs' "Occupy" group to host a "Unite in Uniform/Business Casual Day" march around downtown Colorado Springs on Saturday.
Dozens of people came out to march in support of... more »
October 15, 2011 7:56 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Thousands of demonstrators have filled New York City's Times Square to protest corporate greed.
Demonstrators were penned in by police barricades Saturday night as they chanted, banged on drums and carried signs. Police in riot gear and mounted on horses tried to push people out... more »
October 10, 2011 1:47 PM
About 25 people protested an annual Columbus Day rally in Pueblo this morning. The protesters show up each year, waving signs and chanting anti-Christopher Columbus remarks.
The protesters are upset because they say Columbus brought slavery and genocide to their people. Their goal is to have the federal holiday... more »
October 7, 2011 6:10 PM
About 50 protesters have gathered in Pueblo to protest corporate greed. The Occupy Wall Street movement started in New York last month, but has spread across the country through a grass roots campaign.
Chris Towner who created an Occupy Pueblo Facebook page says the group plan to rally outside... more »
October 1, 2011 9:31 AM
BOSTON (AP) - Police have arrested two dozen protesters for trespassing during a demonstration against Bank of America's foreclosure practices at the banking giant's offices in downtown Boston.
The Boston Herald reports that the event was an act of civil disobedience that the organizers intended to send the message... more »
September 19, 2011 1:27 PM
The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) plans to set up four scantily clad mannequins in downtown Colorado Springs Tuesday in protest over fur, leather, wool, and other animal based clothing items. The items the mannequins will be wearing include a fur stole, a leather... more »
August 8, 2011 8:39 PM
Local pastors and civil rights leaders called on Congressman Doug Lamborn to resign Monday morning over his use of the term "tar baby" in reference to President Barack Obama. The Colorado Springs Branch of the NAACP, the Southern Colorado Ministerial Union (SCMU) and members of the El Paso County Democratic... more »
April 18, 2011 3:55 PM
Across the country groups of people gathered to protest tax loopholes enjoyed by corporations.
In Colorado Springs several dozen carried signs outside the Wells Fargo Building downtown to draw attention to tax laws that are favorable to corporations.
Gatherings like this one were organized by the group called... more »
April 15, 2011 7:15 PM
The Southern Colorado Tea Party held another rally at the Pueblo County Courthouse this afternoon.
The TEA in Tea Party stands for Taxed Enough Already. The first rally happened two years ago to coincide with the April 15 tax filing deadline. The group is conservative in nature, generally pushing... more »
March 31, 2011 2:22 PM
DENVER (AP) - School buses from a Colorado Springs-area district have circled the state Capitol to make a statement about proposed education budget cuts.
About 50 buses from Falcon School District 49 circled the state Capitol on Thursday with messages for lawmakers considering cutting education funding. The messages included... more »
March 26, 2011 3:28 PM
Nearly 75 locals came out to Acacia Park today to rally and protest against U.S.-based multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation Monsanto. Monsanto is more known for one herbicide product named, RoundUp. Monsanto is also a producer of genetically engineered seed, which is infused into many products that we eat and use... more »
March 6, 2011 7:59 PM
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Hundreds of Nevada college students and supporters waved signs decrying looming state higher education budget cuts during a peaceful protest on the Las Vegas Strip.
A crowd of more than 500 demonstrators gathered Sunday in front of the fountains of the Bellagio casino resort. They... more »
February 21, 2011 6:40 PM
CAIRO (AP) - There are signs of cracks in Moammar Gadhafi's regime after more than 40 years as Libya's ruler. Libya's own ambassadors at the United Nations are calling for him to step down.
A pro-government website says the justice minister has resigned to protest the excessive use of... more »
November 1, 2010 9:58 PM
Dave DiNuzzo and a handful of members of a Catholic-based group called "The King's Men" protest in front of the First Amendment adult store on Fillmore Street in Colorado Springs Monday afternoon.
"I'm a recovering porn addict and I know what it can do to a man's life," admits... more »
September 9, 2010 3:28 PM
A funeral was held at Fort Carson Thursday morning for Captain Dale Goetz, an Army chaplain killed last week in Afghanistan.
Goetz was killed when a roadside bomb exploded. He was one of several men who died when their convoy was hit near Kandahar province. He will be buried... more »
September 1, 2010 3:06 PM
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Police in a Washington, D.C., suburb say a gunman has taken at least one person hostage at the headquarters of Discovery Channel networks. Capt. Paul Starks says the suspect has what he called "concerns" with the Discovery Corp., but he would not say if the... more »
August 28, 2010 11:29 PM
On the 47th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, hundreds of thousands showed up at the Lincoln Memorial for a rally hosted by conservatives Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin.
"We must restore America and restore her honor!" exclaimed Palin to the cheering crowd. Beck... more »
July 20, 2010 12:40 PM
Vandals ripped BP's name from the awning of the Durango Arts Center in an apparent protest against the company.
Center Director Sheri Rochford Figgs says the nonprofit arts organization will have to replace the entire awning following the vandalism last week. The awning has the names of various donors... more »
May 26, 2010 10:45 AM
Animal rights group PETA(People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) made a stop at a Colorado Springs elementary school this afternoon.
A member in a wounded elephant costume called "Ellie" greeted students and parents as school got out at Evans Elementary around 3pm.
The "elephant" handed out activity... more »
April 30, 2010 7:40 PM
Several immigration rallies were held across the state Friday. In Pueblo, about 40 people showed up to this forum at CSU-Pueblo. Two professors organized the event to show their opposition to Arizona's immigration law and spread a message of equality. "That's my hope that as US citizens, we learn to... more »
April 28, 2010 7:22 PM
Arizona's new sweeping immigration law has got many day laborers saying that they're going to leave the state.
The law is slated to take effect in the summer, and allows police to arrest illegal immigrant day laborers looking for work on the street and anyone who hires them. Some... more »
April 17, 2010 10:34 AM
Actor Danny Glover and 11 others have been arrested during a labor union protest at the Maryland headquarters of a food service company.
Montgomery County police spokesman Capt. Paul Starks says Glover and others stepped past yellow police tape and were asked to step back three times at Sodexo... more »
March 28, 2010 8:07 AM
One of the few doctors who performs late-term abortions is calling for tougher limits on protesters and says he's working on a city ordinance that would create a 500-foot buffer zone around his clinic. Dr. Warren Hern says people regularly "harass" patients who visit the Boulder Abortion Clinic, prompting him... more »
March 21, 2010 11:28 AM
House Democrats heard it all Saturday - words of inspiration from President Barack Obama and raucous chants of protests from demonstrators. And at times it was flat-out ugly, including some racial epithets aimed at black members of Congress.
Most of the day's important work leading up to Sunday's historic... more »
December 15, 2009 6:33 PM
Opponents of President Obama's health care reform bill protested across the nation Tuesday, including in Southern Colorado. Rallies were held in both Colorado Springs and Pueblo. About 50 people showed up to each one. The events were called "Code Red" rallies. They were a grassroots movement to make one final... more »
October 30, 2009 10:52 AM
Hundreds of fishermen from the Northeast have gathered in Massachusetts to rally against what they say are "unrealistic" regulations and "dysfunctional" fisheries management. Some carrying signs that say "Let Fishermen Fish" and "Stop Underfishing" are protesting Friday in front of the New England headquarters of the National Marine Fisheries Service... more »
October 20, 2009 8:40 PM
A group of UCCS students thinks it's unfair they weren't allowed to be part of a school health fair.
"I heard about the healthy choices fair and it seemed a really good opportunity to educate the student body about the relative harms of alcohol versus cannibis," said Stephanie Morphet,... more »
September 3, 2009 12:31 PM
California authorities say a clash between opponents and supporters of health care reform ended with one man biting off a 65-year-old man's finger.
Ventura County Sheriff's Capt. Frank O'Hanlon says about 100 people demonstrating in favor of health care reforms rallied Wednesday night on a street corner. One protester... more »