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Pro-Trump mob storms Capitol building: a timeline of events

In an unprecedented moment in American history, thousands of Trump supporters descended upon the Capitol building in Washington D.C. today. The rioters breached security to reach the floor of Congress, disrupting today’s certification of electoral college votes.

Death of George Floyd sparks nationwide outcry for justice

Government officials, protesters and law enforcement officers are preparing for George Floyd protests to escalate after some peaceful demonstrations took a chaotic turn in cities across the country over the past week, according to The New York Times.

Protests over pipeline disrupt Canada

Facing the construction of a natural gas pipeline in British Columbia, members of indigenous groups and their allies have begun blockading Canadian railways to prevent construction, resulting in the suspension of passenger and commercial rails across much of the country, according to CNN.

Diverse perspectives benefit college campuses

At colleges, there is debate over whether students have access to the type of environment conducive to exploring opinions and philosophies of all kinds without being unjustly targeted or mistreated for sharing their voices.

Gaza protests result in dozens of deaths

Recent Palestinian protests along the Israel-Gaza Strip border have turned deadly, with violent conflict between protesters and Israelis resulting in at least 28 Palestinian deaths and thousands more wounded, according to Al Jazeera.

Gun control demonstrations sweep nation

A powerful gun control movement resulted in worldwide protests on March 24, according to The New York Times.

Protests against hijab law prompt arrests

Iranian police arrested 29 women on Jan. 31 for protesting an Iranian law that requires all women to wear a hijab, a traditional Islamic veil.

Romanians protest after anti-corruption laws loosened

As snow fell and chants rang out across University Square the night of Jan. 20, Romania’s citizens remained passionate in the fight against growing corruption in Eastern Europe.

Pakistani government cedes to protester demands

Six people were killed and more than 200 were injured after riot police were unable to maintain control of an angry mob, in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan.

St. Louis protests persist against police brutality

Protests in St. Louis began when an ex-police officer, Jason Stockley, was found innocent of the first-degree murder of Anthony Lamar Smith, a 24-year-old black man shot by police in 2011, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Russia experiences widespread anti-corruption protests

Thousands of people participated in anti-corruption protests across Russia on Sunday, March 26.
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