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Political group hosts First Amendment rally in Pullman

Activists walk across Reaney Park to join a small group of other activists for a rally supporting First Amendment rights Saturday afternoon.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

September 20, 2020

About 20 individuals gathered for a First Amendment rally hosted by the political group Patriot Prayer on Saturday afternoon at Reaney Park.  Participants gathered to object to the Pullman Police Department’s enforcement of Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 restrictions, according to the group’s ...

Demonstrators march against systemic racism

Protesters gathered at Martin Stadium and marched to Pullman City Hall where they held a rally in support of the Black Lives Matter movement Friday evening.

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

June 13, 2020

Around 200 people marched and chanted from Martin Stadium to Pullman City Hall on Friday in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and the fight against systemic racism. Ivy Ndambuki, co-organizer of the march, said small communities like Pullman have the capacity for big changes. She said chang...

Alerting police can help keep demonstrations peaceful, local organizers say

Samantha Fulgham, organizer of the march through Pullman on May 30, said organizing a demonstration is about building a safe, open platform.

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

June 12, 2020

Activists and city officials recommend demonstration organizers contact police if they are planning a demonstration. Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said the department wants to work with organizers to protect their right to protest and de-escalate tense situations should they arise.  “Th...

‘We’re tired of being silent’

Demonstrators kneel for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, which was how long former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin pinned down George Floyd's neck.

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

June 5, 2020

Editor's note: Some sources asked to go under a pseudonym to protect themselves from retaliation.  A crowd repeated the phrase, “I can’t breathe,” after the name of each Black person killed by police was read out into a microphone. The second after each name was read — before the crowd respo...

‘I shouldn’t have to put it on a sign for people to know that I’m worthy of life’

Community members met Sunday evening at the Gladish Community & Cultural Center to protest the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old man who was killed by police officers in Minneapolis.

JAYCE CARRAL and ANGELICA RELENTE

May 31, 2020

A demonstrator waved a pole with the American flag hung upside-down. People waved posters that read “I can’t breathe” and “A riot is the language of the unheard” in the air. About 100 demonstrators marched through downtown Pullman on Sunday in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter mov...

‘We won’t have that in our community’

Pullman community members protest the death of George Floyd on Saturday evening at Cougar Plaza.

SYDNEY BROWN and LUKE HUDSON

May 30, 2020

Pouring rain and strikes of lightning did not deter protesters from Cougar Plaza during an anti-police-violence demonstration organized by local activists Saturday evening.  Several Pullman residents across all age groups appeared on the sidewalk of Cougar Plaza for the demonstration. Signs, dampened...

Pullman police, city council officials condemn actions of Minneapolis officer

Chief of Police Gary Jenkins said a commander reads use-of-force reports and look at footage from body cameras to make sure the force was necessary and within policy.

ALANA LACKNER, Evergreen reporter

May 30, 2020

The Pullman Police Department condemned the actions of a police officer in Minneapolis who killed 46-year-old George Floyd, as well as the officers who were complicit with the murder.  Chief of Police Gary Jenkins said he believes there is no place in the force for people like Derek Chauvin, the offi...

Moscow peaceful protesters call for an end to stay-at-home order

Protestors hold signs reading

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

April 22, 2020

A white van with the words “CRUSH COVID” written on its windows parked outside Moscow City Hall as part of a demonstration against Idaho’s statewide stay-home order.  Around 100 people gathered in front of the building for the “Liberate Moscow Peaceful Protest” around 6 p.m. on Monday. ...

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