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MPS Employees Protest Return to In-Person Learning

Thousands of Montgomery Public Schools students left the virtual classroom and returned to the traditional Tuesday, October 13. But around 100 teachers protested the decision to re-start classroom learning. While students have the option to return to school or continue with virtual learning, teachers say they wanted the same option. Some said that Montgomery Public Schools doesn’t have a plan…

No Masks Worn at Rally Against Government Mandates, Organizers Encourage Participants to Shake Hands and Hug

1/3IMG_0144 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3IMG_0143 (1) Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3IMG_0142 (1) Show Caption Hide Caption On Monday, September 7, a group of around 70 conservative supporters gathered at the State Capitol for a rally against government mandates. The group Alabama Liberty Action says they want Alabama to open up and COVID-19 is a “powergrab” by the government. The…

Good Trouble? Protesters Arrested near Alabama State Capitol

Montgomery Police made several arrest outside of the State Capitol on Tuesday. Protesters attempted to spray paint the street in front of the Capitol steps. The protest was sponsored by the group S.O.S. also known as Save Ourselves Movement. Throughout the spring and summer the group has held protest for medicaid expansion on the Capitol steps. Earlier this month, at…

2 Arrested As Dozens Protest Attorney General’s Decision Not To Charge Hoover Officer In E.J. Bradford Case

“What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!” – That was one of the many chants heard at a Wednesday afternoon protest in downtown Montgomery that ended with the arrest of 2 women. Dozens stood alongside the parents of Emantic “EJ” Bradford Jr. with a message meant for Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, just one day after…

Southern Poverty Law Center Protest in Atlanta

On Super Bowl Sunday, but not over players "taking a knee"

Part of the Confederate Monument at the Alabama Capitol Building. The Confederate flag is one of four around the monument that were taken down by Governor Robert Bentley in 2015.      The Montgomery-based Southern Poverty Law Center it helping organize a protest in Atlanta on Super Bowl Sunday. It will take place in Piedmont Park at Noon.      It is…

Women’s March in Montgomery

Today dozens of people gathered at the fountain on Dexter Avenue to make their voice heard  on women’s rights and gender equality. The march was organized by Montgomery Pride United. MPU fights for women’s and LGBQT rights. They started on Dexter Avenue and marched up to the capitol steps, where they held a rally. The group say this is a…

Man who drove into Charlottesville crowd convicted of first-degree murder

Faces up to life in prison

By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – A man who drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia has been convicted of first-degree murder. In delivering its verdict late Friday afternoon, the jury rejected arguments by lawyers for James Alex Fields Jr. that he acted in self-defense. Prosecutors said…

Supporters of man charged with defacing statue gather in Montgomery.

Jon Broadway goes on trial on September 17.

(Photo contributed)   Jon Broadway admits he spread some ketchup on the statue of Dr. James Marion Sims on the Alabama Capitol Building grounds during a protest against Sims, who Broadway says operated on enslaved women without anesthesia during experimental surgery. He was arrested by Montgomery police officers and charged with “criminal tampering”   Broadway met with supporters today, saying…

Prattville Restaurant Owner Opts Not to Show NFL Games or Related Broadcasts

Randy Eckman is the owner of Fox’s Pizza Den in Prattville. He has posted a sign on the door telling customers NFL games will no longer be shown on the TV’s in the restaurant. It’s difficult to miss the sign on the door—-it blasts what it calls disrespect for the flag and the American military. The owner was not available…

Fans Charge “DWTS” Stage in Protest of American Swimmer Ryan Lochte

“Dancing with the Stars” host Tom Bergeron says everyone was shocked when two men rushed the stage to protest Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte after his performance on the ABC reality competition. Bergeron described the incident as “really unnerving” on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Tuesday. “GMA” aired video that wasn’t shown during the live broadcast of one of the men…