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Protestors sitting outside of the State House.

‘I have no place to go’: Demonstrators push for rent control legislation at State House

By Maddie Barron, Staff Writer, News
February 2, 2023

Residents from across Massachusetts met in front of the State House on Saturday to show support for proposed legislation that would allow cities the option to cap rent increases by five percent each year. The...

Photo by Shannon Garrido

Beyond protests—ways to get involved in social movements

By Ana Sophia Garcia-Cubas Assemat, Beacon Correspondent
October 13, 2022

We all know how it goes. Something bad happens (again). A shooting. A hurricane. A new way to restrict reproductive rights. We get filled with that nauseating combination of anger and helplessness....

Protester Saleh Riahi holds up a sign calling for the world to take action and support Iran.

Hundreds gather at State House to show support for Iranian uprisings

By Chloe Els, Staff Writer
October 5, 2022

Last Saturday, hundreds of people came together at the foot of the Massachusetts State House along the jagged line of the Freedom Trail to protest for Iranian women’s freedom. College students, professionals...

Trans flag waving in front of Boston Children’s Hospital.

Anti-trans protesters met with counter-protesters at Boston Children’s Hospital

By Maddie Barron and Chloe Els
September 21, 2022

Dozens of counter-protesters gathered outside of the Boston Children’s Hospital Sunday in response to the highly controversial visit of Canada-native “Billboard” Chris Elston and subsequent anti-transgender...

image of students protesting in 2B alleyway

‘This is not an isolated concern’: 2B Alley sees tuition increase protest

By Abigail Lee, Magazine Editor
April 3, 2022

Dozens of Emerson students gathered in the 2 Boylston Place alleyway on Friday afternoon to protest the upcoming 2 percent tuition increase. In response to a rise in tuition and room and board charges...

Pro-Ukraine demonstrators at the Massachusetts State House on Thursday

Protestors at State House condemn Ukraine invasion

By Adri Pray, Content Managing Editor
February 25, 2022

A throng of people donned in blue and yellow gathered at the steps of the Massachusetts State House on Thursday, protesting the invasion of Ukraine launched by Russia just hours earlier. The crowd waved...

Thousands rallied in Boston for abortion rights.

Emerson students rally together at Boston Women’s March

By Bailey Allen, Abigail Lee, and Hannah Nguyen
October 9, 2021

Thousands of people––college students and Boston residents alike––rallied at Franklin Park Playstead in Dorchester on Oct. 2, protesting the Supreme Court’s rejection of an emergency request...

The unwavering patriarchy in India is deeply rooted in the history of the country, and it starts with the Indian family dynamic. The husband and father is the head of a household, making sons the desired offspring, while daughters can be seen as a burden..

New legislation in India causes farmer protests over corporate privatization

By Mariyam Quaisar, Editor In Chief
February 10, 2021

Since Aug. 2020, farmers in India are protesting new laws passed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that significantly lessen government regulation around sale, pricing and storage of produce. Three bills...

Boarding on the Paramount theatre.

Emerson to house staff member on campus as part of election day precautions

By Maximo Aguilar Lawlor, Multimedia Managing Editor
November 3, 2020

Additional college staff members may stay in the Colonial Building this week to provide support to residential staff in the event civil unrest follows the results of the 2020 presidential election.  At...

Protesters carry a banner that read Justice for Breonna Taylor on Friday.

Protesters marched to Boston City Hall over Breonna Taylor case

By Andrew Brinker and Diti Kohli
September 26, 2020

Thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Boston Friday evening to demand justice for Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old Louisville woman fatally shot by police in her home last March.  Vigils, rallies,...

Protesters and counter protesters exchanged shouted insults from across the street.

Protesters square off in front of State House

By Parker Purifoy and Abigail Hadfield
June 27, 2020

Beacon Street became a no man's land between two conflicting rallies on Saturday, separated by metal barriers and rows of police. On one side, a local far-right political group hosted a “Restore Sanity”...

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh speaking at a press conference on June 1, 2020.

City officials praise peaceful protests and denounce violence

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
June 1, 2020

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh thanked protesters who remained peaceful during Sunday’s Black Lives Matter protest during a press conference Monday and condemned those who looted stores and clashed with...

Photo credit: Rachel Culver

Boston residents reject impeachment outcome in front of State House

By Tomas Gonzalez, Staff Writer/Photographer
February 6, 2020

On a chilly and historic Wednesday night, hundreds of demonstrators turned out to the Boston Common to call out what they saw as the mishandling of the impeachment proceedings of President Donald J. Trump.As...

Senior Frances Hui leads dozens through Boston in a pro-Hong Kong march on Saturday. Rachel Lo / Beacon Staff

Senior organizes pro-Hong Kong protest

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
October 13, 2019

Editor’s Note: Frances Hui serves as The Beacon’s assistant opinion editor for the fall 2019 semester. Senior Frances Hui walked through Downtown Crossing towards City Hall on Saturday leading...

Senior Frances Hui argued with Chinese students outside of the Dining Center on Tuesday evening. Lizzie Heintz / Beacon Staff

Students demonstrate support for Hong Kong

By Tomas Gonzalez, Staff Writer/Photographer
October 1, 2019

Editor’s Note: Frances Hui serves as The Beacon’s assistant opinion editor for the fall 2019 semester. Seniors Frances Hui and Katerina Au stood outside the Dining Hall on Tuesday with posters raising...

Protesters began in downtown Boston and marched across the Longfellow bridge to arrive at Bostons Amazon Headquarters in Cambridge. Jakob Menendez / Beacon Staff

‘Never Again March’ calls on Amazon to cut corporate ties with ICE

By Tomas Gonzalez, Staff Writer/Photographer
September 6, 2019

Hundreds of activists marched through the streets of Boston Thursday, demanding an end to Amazon’s corporate ties to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Chanting “Never Again Means Now” and...

Hundreds protested against President Trumps national emergency declaration on Feb. 18. Photo by Flora Li / Beacon Staff

Protest against national emergency declaration draws hundreds at JFK Building

By Flora Li
February 19, 2019

Hundreds of people rallied in front of the John F. Kennedy Federal Building on Feb. 18 against President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build a border wall between the United States...

In China, I seldom see or hear the phrase “civic duty.” However, it seems like civic responsibility is indispensable in the United States. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Taking civic duty from the textbook to the real world

By Jiachen Liu
October 29, 2018

I stood in the crowd, witnessing citizens of different ages, all yelling and hoisting signs above their heads. I could feel my heart beating fast. The impressive scenario made me weirdly excited. It was...

Freshman Laura Dinn held up a handmade sign at the Trump Doesn’t Represent Us Rally on Thursday night.  Photo by Abbey Finn / Beacon Correspondent

Student protest disavows Trump administration

By Diana Bravo, Rice Foster, and Chris Van Buskirk
October 27, 2018

About 30 students gathered at the Parkman Bandstand to protest the Trump administration as part of the “Trump Doesn’t Represent Us Rally” organized by student group Time to Rise on Oct. 25. According...

Marriott workers on strike march through Tremont Street.  Photo by Shafaq Patel/Beacon Staff

Striking Marriott workers protest on Tremont Street

By Shafaq Patel
October 12, 2018

More than 100 Marriott Hotel workers marched through Tremont Street and protested at the intersection of Tremont and Stuart street as part of their ongoing strike on Oct. 12.  Workers from seven different...

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