protest http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Ferry Disaster Hits Close To Home For St. Louis Korean Community http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ferry-disaster-hits-close-home-st-louis-korean-community <p>Dozens of Korean protestors demonstrated in Forest Park Sunday, wearing black to mourn the victims of last month's ferry disaster in South Korea, which killed more than 300 students and others.</p><p>They also called for an investigation into the &nbsp;South Korean government's mishandled rescue attempts. Their anger and frustration, which has been growing among the Korean communities worldwide, came shortly before South Korea's president announced she will disband the country's Coast Guard over its response to the tragedy.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 21:21:49 +0000 Joseph Leahy 36247 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ferry Disaster Hits Close To Home For St. Louis Korean Community Washington University Student Protest Continues http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/washington-university-student-protest-continues <p></p><p>Monday marks the seventh day that a group of students at Washington University has conducted a sit-in on campus to protest the school’s relationship with Peabody Energy.</p><p>The coal company’s president and CEO, Greg Boyce, sits on the university’s board of trustees. Peabody and other companies help fund research at the college’s Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization.</p><p>Student Jamal Sadrud-Din says Peabody’s activities harm both the environment and vulnerable communities.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:19:55 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 35260 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Washington University Student Protest Continues 'STL Can't Survive On 7.35' Campaign Continues Rally For Change http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stl-cant-survive-735-campaign-continues-rally-change <p></p><p>Fast food workers and supporters donned ponchos and held signs today as they rallied for change in the Central West End as part of the <a href="https://twitter.com/STL735">STL Can’t Survive on $7.35</a> campaign.</p><p>Protesters marched between Arby’s, McDonald’s, and Domino’s Pizza as they seek a pay increase for employees to $15 an hour and the right to unionize without backlash.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 21:07:23 +0000 Erin Williams 26250 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'STL Can't Survive On 7.35' Campaign Continues Rally For Change Activists gather in St. Louis for Occupy Midwest conference http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/activists-gather-st-louis-occupy-midwest-conference <p>Occupy movements from across the country are gathering this week in St. Louis to revive their populist protests against banks, corporations and government.</p><p>Rachael Perrotta, a media coordinator from Occupy Chicago said the regional conference will stage at least four non-violent group actions in St. Louis against various companies including Monsanto.</p><p>&ldquo;Welcome to the American Spring,&quot;&nbsp;Perrotta&nbsp;said. &quot;Our movement is expanding. We&#39;re growing. Winter was the time for internal organizing. Spring is the time to get back into the streets.&quot;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 22:55:54 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3269 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Activists gather in St. Louis for Occupy Midwest conference Judge denies Occupy St. Louis attempt to re-establish Kiener encampment http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judge-denies-occupy-st-louis-attempt-re-establish-kiener-encampment <p>A federal judge in St. Louis has rejected attempts of Occupy St. Louis protestors to re-establish their encampment in Kiener Plaza.</p><p>Attorneys for the protestors, who were <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/police-enforce-curfew-ordinance-arrests-made-occupy-st-louis-protest?nopop=1">evicted from the park early Saturday morning</a>, had asked Judge Carol Jackson to stop enforcement of the city&#39;s parks curfew until the case went to trial. Jackson denied that request saying the protestors had not proven they were highly likely to win if the case went to trial.</p> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 23:10:43 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2482 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Judge denies Occupy St. Louis attempt to re-establish Kiener encampment Six arrested at Bank of America protest http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/six-arrested-bank-america-protest <p>About three dozen people were singing mock Christmas carols over the bank's foreclosure processes.</p> Mon, 20 Dec 2010 20:15:55 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 159 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Six arrested at Bank of America protest