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  • George Floyd Uprising in Minneapolis–Saint Paul — The First Two Weeks

    June 14, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – Waves of rage tore through the Twin Cities community after a video of Minneapolis police officers mercilessly killing George Floyd went viral. Fires were lit across the world as a new movement spread rapidly with the goal of dismantling the police and…...
  • Owner Assaulted by Troopers While Protecting His Business

    June 2, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – Minneapolis business owner Louis Hunter was standing in front of his business Saturday night when State Troopers assaulted him and our team in efforts to enforce a city wide curfew. The 8 p.m. curfew was issued Friday evening following days of protests…...
  • Major Clashes Mark 10 Years Since Greek Police Killing of 15 Year Old Alexis

    December 9, 2018
    Athens, Greece – Heavy clashes occurred on Thursday, December 6, 2018 between thousands of police and black-clad protesters on the 10-year anniversary of 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos being killed by Greek police in Exarcheia. Greek riot police used many crowd control devices against the crowd, including…...
  • Delaware Vaughn Prison Revolt Trial Ends In Mixed Verdict

    November 20, 2018
    Wilmington, DE – The trial of three prisoners accused of involvement in a February 1, 2017 prisoner uprising at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center finished testimony and closing arguments last week. After a trial lasting about a month, jurors began deliberations on Friday, November…...
  • Minnesota Police Train at Military Base as Line 3 Pipeline Protests Escalate

    October 25, 2018
    Minnesota – Unicorn Riot has uncovered documents showing coordination between state-wide authorities to prepare for anti-pipeline protests. Emails obtained from Minnesota State Patrol under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act show close cooperation between state and local law enforcement, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety,…...
  • Harsh Conditions, Violent Repression: Stoking the Flame of the 2018 Prison Strike

    September 7, 2018
    Prisons, USA – An “improvement to the conditions of prisons” is part of the first of ten demands of the nationwide 2018 Prison Strike, which comes to a symbolic end on September 9. That day is the 47th anniversary of the Attica Uprising, the historic…...
  • Philando Castile’s Cousin Has Felony Riot Charges Dropped After Community Outcry

    August 2, 2017
    St. Paul, MN – Louis Hunter, Philando Castile’s cousin, had two second-degree felony riot charges dismissed on August 2nd, 2017, less than two months before his trial was to begin. Hunter was alleged to have thrown rocks and construction debris at police during a protest…...
  • G20 Hamburg – Riots Scorch Hamburg as World Leaders Meet

    July 8, 2017
    Hamburg, Germany – World leaders started the G20 Summit in Hamburg under heavy police protection. By early morning, the sky was filled with smoke plumes from burning barricades and vehicles across the city. Riots started early in the morning and continued across Hamburg despite the…...
  • 214 Indicted on Felony Riot Charges for Protesting Trump Inauguration

    March 15, 2017
    Washington, D.C. – Dozens of protesters appeared in District of Columbia Superior Court on Tuesday, March 14, to face charges stemming from a mass arrest conducted by police during demonstrations on the streets of D.C. against the inauguration of Donald Trump as president on January…...
  • NSSE’s Feed Millions of Dollars Toward Militarization of Police Across American Cities

    April 10, 2016
    On April 8th, 2016, the City of Cleveland received a $49-million dollar federal grant from the Department of Justice for security surrounding the upcoming Republican National Convention (RNC). The City of Cleveland was able to receive this grant because the RNC is considered a National…...