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Black Lives Matter protests continue

A group of young protesters protest racial injustice and police brutality at a family-friendly protest June 25. Protesters gathered from 5-6:30 p.m. at the France Ave. bridge over Hwy 62.

Maggie Klaers and Molly Schochet

June 26, 2020

One month after the death of George Floyd, Park students continue to participate in Black Lives Matter protests. Rising junior Ezra Hudson said he came to the June 25 protest to continue to work toward change.  “It's important for us to get out here and push the movement forward. The only way we'...

Gallery: Family-friendly memorial organized in St. Louis Park

A group of protesters June 4 walk across a bridge on Louisiana Ave. holding signs that say “Floyd” and “Black Lives Matter.” Protesters gathered for the “SLP: Honoring George Floyd - peaceful/socially distant gathering” at the pedestrian bridge on Wayzata Blvd between Winnetka and Louisiana and the Louisiana Ave. bridge.

Maggie Klaers and Talia Lissauer

June 5, 2020

A group of protesters June 4 walk across a bridge on Louisiana Ave. holding signs that say “Floyd” and “Black Lives Matter.” Protesters gathered for the “SLP: Honoring George Floyd - peaceful/socially distant gathering” at the pedestrian bridge on Wayzata Blvd between Winnetka and Louisiana and the Louisiana Ave. bridge.

George Floyd memorial organized in St. Louis Park

Seniors Victoria Caraballo and Selena Nejib lead a group of Park students and alumni from the St. Louis Park City Hall building back to the overpass May 28. The memorial began 5:30 p.m. and continued into the evening.

Talia Lissauer and Marta Hill

May 29, 2020

Hundreds of community members joined together at the intersection of Minnetonka and Highway 100 May 28 to remember George Floyd. The most active participants were current Park students and recent graduates, according to senior Gabriella Thomas. And for her, attending this memorial was important beca...

‘I can’t breathe’: protesters unite against police violence

Two protesters show strength with one carrying a “Black Lives Matter” flag while the other raising a fist. Following the death of George Floyd May 25, protesters gathered to honor Floyd and fight against police violence.

Marta Hill and Talia Lissauer

May 27, 2020

The image of black men being mistreated by police has become so common for junior Rahwa Berhane that she said just by seeing the thumbnail of a white police officer kneeling on a black man's neck, she didn’t have to watch the video to know what was happening.  Berhane said she feels obligate...

Staff Editorial: Protest brings important issue to national stage

A protestor leads a chant through a megaphone during Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar's rally at St. Louis Park High School March 1. Klobuchar announced she would be suspending her campaign March 2.

March 4, 2020

At the beginning of Sen. Amy Klobuchar rally March 1, a group of protesters took to the stage with the goal of spreading awareness of Klobuchar’s involvement in the imprisonment of Myon Burrell. Although all citizens have an inalienable right to the freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly and...

Staff Editorial: Protest at state capitol highlights community values

Art by Maggie Klaers. India's new controversial law concerning immigration has caused protests in cities across India and the United States, including St. Paul.

February 1, 2020

On Jan. 26, more than 200 people, many of Indian descent, arrived at the Minnesota Capitol to protest India’s new law regarding citizenship. The Citizen Amendment Act causes religion to be taken into account when immigrants apply for citizenship in India.  Many protesters believe the law is discriminatory ...

Trump rally and protest prompt waves of mixed emotions

Trump rally and protest prompt waves of mixed emotions

Marta Hill

November 6, 2019

The hate I felt directed toward me while trying to enter the Trump rally for Echo coverage is incomparable. The hate directed at me was based on nothing more than the fact that I was standing in a line with Trump supporters. I wish that level of hate on no one. The Trump rally Oct. 12 drew massive...

Trump rally sparks protest

A protester waves a “love trumps hate” flag and holds a sign that reads, “Psst! MN Nice doesn’t cover: racism” at the anti-Trump protest Oct. 10 in front of Target Center.

Ben Sanford and Tobias Khabie

October 12, 2019

A number of Park students joined masses of protesters outside of Target Center, where President Donald Trump was holding a rally. Senior Yoni Potter hoped to share his objections against Trump by attending the anti-Trump protest outside the venue. “I wanted to spread the message that I don’t...

Junior opposes dress code enforcement

Juniors Kypri Cepeda-Johnson and Nevaeh Emerson participate in the dress code protest Nov. 27.

Yonit Krebs and Dani Orloff

December 11, 2018

As a part of an English class project on activism, junior CC Owens said she coordinated a group of girls to protest the enforcement of Park’s dress code. According to Owens, a group of 25 girls wore white shirts with the writing ‘my body is not a distraction’ on them to raise awareness for the ...

Anti-abortion protester outside of high school

Anti-abortion protester Jeffery Stocker stands outside the high school on the corner of Edgewood and 33rd St. April 24.

Annabella Strathman and Atticus Raasch

April 24, 2018

  With signs reading “Abortion is murder” “Fear Jesus” and “Obey his commandments,” protester Jeffrey Stocker stood in front of the high school on the corner of Edgewood and 33rd Street the morning of April 24. According to Police Liaison Pamela Gronski, because the protester was not on school grounds, an...

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