Protest

Critics of the rioting bill say it's an overreaction to the Black Lives Matter protests in summer of 2020. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)

People involved in protests that turn violent would face new or harsher criminal penalties under legislation easily approved by the Indiana Senate Tuesday.

Legislation debated in a Senate committee Tuesday would turn almost anyone who participates in a protest that turns violent into criminals.

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No one showed up Sunday for a “Stop The Steal” rally at the Indiana Statehouse despite FBI warnings of armed protests planned for all 50 state capitols.

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A group of about 20 protesters rallied outside the Statehouse Tuesday against Gov. Eric Holcomb’s public health emergency orders.

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Late Sunday night in downtown Lafayette, a few small groups were still gathered at the intersection of 3rd and Main Streets, quietly talking and watching the Tippecanoe County Courthouse and surrounding streets. They were piecing together the past few hours.

Grant Vasquez was still holding on to a brightly colored sign. He and his friends described what they experienced as a mostly peaceful evening of protest that turned chaotic. 

“No one’s breaking anything right now,” Vasquez said. “It’s all peaceful right now.”

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Gov. Eric Holcomb says he’ll continue to work on his “to-do list” for addressing systemic racism and injustice in Indiana.

Holcomb Monday spoke about this past weekend’s protests over racial injustice and police brutality, particularly against black Americans.

 

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A downtown Lafayette march planned as a peaceful demonstration Sunday night ended when law enforcement began releasing tear gas into the crowd. The first canister was dropped from the balcony of the Tippecanoe County Courthouse. 

 

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Police say two people are dead following shootings that occurred late Saturday night amid violent protests in downtown Indianapolis.

The deadly shootings happened at Market and Talbot streets and 10 E. Market St. Two people were also shot in the area of Alabama and New York streets, according to IMPD. Their condition was unknown.

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What began as a peaceful protest early Friday evening on Fort Wayne’s Courthouse Green turned into tear gas and riot gear by 8 p.m.

Organized by Alisha Rauch to protest the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota on Memorial Day by police officers, the protest started around 5 p.m. with a few hundred gathering along both sides of Clinton Street. 

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Hundreds of people gathered in front of the governor’s mansion Saturday to protest Indiana’s “Stay-At-Home” order. Demonstrators say the plan to slowly reopen businesses in less than two weeks isn’t fast enough. 

Protesters lined the street in front of the governor’s mansion waving American flags and holding signs as supporters honked in passing. One of those protesters, Jennifer Gallagher, is a small business owner and mother of a high school senior.

The Indiana Senate Monday passed an amendment to prevent some medical facilities from seeing a reduction in reimbursements. The language came as an update to legislation on surprise billing. 

More than 100 people gathered on the steps of the Indiana Statehouse Tuesday to call on Congress to impeach President Donald Trump.

An event to show support for presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg Wednesday night verged on chaos at moments as a handful of protesters disrupted speakers. The South Bend event was held for local African-American leaders to talk about their experiences with the candidate. 

Students and activists are planning a protest in response to U.S. Attorney General William Barr speaking at a private event at the University of Notre Dame Law School on Friday. Protesters are unhappy with Barr’s role in the handling of the whistleblower complaint.

Taylor University President Resigns After Three Years

Jun 24, 2019

Taylor University’s president is resigning after three years leading the small, Christian school in Upland.  As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, the university made national news this year for its choice of graduation speaker.

In a statement from Taylor University, Paul Lowell Haines did not give a reason for his resignation.  He only said it was the “greatest privilege and honor” of his life to serve as president of his alma mater.

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