Tag: protest

sign marking Western Michigan University's main campus

September 23, 2021

Protesters called on the university to do more to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

a yard sign reads "Wear a damn mask"

August 30, 2021

After months of anti-mask protests, people are mobilizing to fight for COVID restrictions.

Portage Central High School sign

August 16, 2021

Portage school leaders refuse to budge on its lack of a mask mandate.

several police officers stand behind colored barriers set across a street

August 12, 2021

A report by an independent investigator found 4 areas where Kalamazoo police fall short – and ways it can get better.

A graphic reads "40 recommendations: Some are immediately actionable, some are long-term considerations, all should be subject to a transparent reporting process."

August 11, 2021

Questions remain over whether anything will change after independent review of police mishandling of protests and rallies last summer.

Police officers with bikes block a street

August 9, 2021

Police spent weeks tracking the violent extremist group. City residents rang the alarm. Leaders appear to have disregarded it all, putting officers and the community at risk.

A birds-eye view of a group of people fighting, many of them holding U.S. flags

August 9, 2021

Independent investigators have released a long-awaited report on police mishandling of protests and rallies in Kalamazoo last summer.

A large crowd of people gathered near several men fighting.

August 3, 2021

Investigators have spent several months digging into Kalamazoo police mishandling of 2020 protests. The final report is expected soon.

a white man with an American flag bandana stands among a disorderly crowd

April 28, 2021

The review of public safety’s mishandling of summer protests has moved beyond information gathering. But a final report could still be a ways off.

a statue with a face mask on

April 21, 2021

Local activists cheer the conviction in the murder of George Floyd, but say there is still much work to be done.