Tag: protest

BPD, nine #AFROMATION protesters settle lawsuit stemming from 2016 mass arrests on I-83

Still via WBAL-TV/Vanessa Herring

Baltimore police and nine protesters have settled a lawsuit filed last summer, a year out from the #AFROMATION protest during Artscape of 2016, in which 65 people were arrested en masse after a demonstration on I-83 and allegedly held in inhumane conditions during detention and booking.

Santelises praises students for ‘showing us the path’ with walkouts

Baltimore City Public Schools headquarters on North Avenue. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Across the country today, students participated in a walkout to protest gun violence in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead.

Here in Baltimore, students at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Baltimore City College, Hampstead Hill Academy, City Neighbors Charter School and Excel Academy were just some of the schools to participate. And the Baltimore City Public Schools’ Twitter account eagerly retweeted dispatches from the protest and offered their support.

Protesters Greet Betsy DeVos for University of Baltimore Commencement

Photo by Gage Skidmore, via Wikimedia Commons.

Students, parents and locals this afternoon protested Betsy DeVos’ presence at the fall commencement for University of Baltimore graduates.

Baltimore Private School Alumni Planning Anti-Racism Rally Tomorrow in Roland Park

Image via Roland Park Civic League

Just over a week after their high school alma maters were caught up in an ugly controversy involving racism-tinged Halloween photos, alumni from North Baltimore private schools are planning an anti-racism rally tomorrow morning on Roland Avenue.

Ravens’ National Anthem Singer Resigns, Citing ‘Country’s Cultural Crisis’

Joey Odoms (right) with Ravens head coach John Harbaugh. Photo via BaltimoreRavens.com.

After three dutiful years of singing for the Baltimore Ravens franchise, Joey Odoms is done belting out “The Star-Spangled Banner” at M&T Bank Stadium.

Ravens Tight End: Trump’s National Anthem Talk was ‘A Direct Attack on Our Brotherhood’

Photo via CNN

Ben Watson didn’t kneel during the National Anthem yesterday in London, but he was right there in the chain of Ravens players and staff who locked arms in solidarity.

Top Stories: Baltimore’s Confederate Monuments Come Down, Activist Sculpture Toppled, Hate is Alive in Md.


Our top story this week marked what will likely prove to be a pivotal moment in 2017: City lawmakers voted unanimously to tear down four controversial statues honoring the Confederate legacy in Baltimore.

Following last weekend’s violent, hate-motivated unrest that began with protests about a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Va., cities around the country moved to eject their controversial monuments with lightning speed. While Baltimore didn’t beat out the citizens of Durham, N.C., lawmakers here nonetheless acted quickly. Over the weekend, Councilman Brandon Scott drafted a resolution that called for the city to “destroy” the statues. On Monday night, right after he modified the proposal by subbing out “deconstruct” for “destroy,” he and his colleagues all voted in favor.

The following night, Mayor Catherine Pugh ordered all of them to be torn and carted off, and the rest was…actually, that history is still playing out.

Here were the other most popular stories from Baltimore Fishbowl this week:

Confederate Monument in Bolton Hill Defaced with Lots of Red Paint

The statue, covered in paint. Photo by Julia Flaccavento.

Someone has doused a controversial monument in Bolton Hill with a large amount of bright red paint, carrying on a trend of protest against Baltimore’s four Confederate memorials stemming from Saturday’s violent unrest in Charlottesville, Va.

Rally Planned Outside State House to Tell Hogan to Protect Bay Funding, Join Climate Alliance

Photo by Kevin Galens – Flickr

Tomorrow afternoon, Gov. Larry Hogan will sit down with other Chesapeake Bay region governors and environmental officials to discuss how to protect the bay moving forward. Right outside, Maryland leaders and environmentalists are planning to rally to demand that Hogan push back against the president’s agenda that could harm the endangered estuary.

Scantily Clad Anti-Circus Protesters to Demonstrate at Inner Harbor, Security Square Mall Tomorrow

Photo of a real zebra, via Wikimedia Commons

The circus isn’t the only eye-catching attraction involving animals coming to Baltimore this week.

Baltimore Activist DeRay Mckesson Didn’t Like the New Pepsi Ad with Kendall Jenner


Prominent Baltimore civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson has joined a chorus of new TV ad critics this week.

Anti-Fracking Protesters Arrested at Demonstration in Annapolis

Photo by Thomas Meyer, via Food and Water Watch Maryland

About a dozen faith leaders and environmentalists were arrested on Thursday morning in Annapolis at a demonstration against allowing fracking in Maryland.

Baltimore Women and Allies Band Together for ‘A Day Without a Woman’

A poster at Sandy’s on The Avenue.

Wednesday won’t be business as usual on Hampden’s bustling 36th Street, where female business owners plan are displaying vibrant flashes or red in their storefronts and holding events for women to speak out for their rights.