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Hundreds Protest Rittenhouse Acquittal Across U.S.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Law enforcement in Portland declared a riot Friday night as about 200 demonstrators protested the acquittal of a teen who killed two people and injured another in Wisconsin. The protesters were breaking windows, throwing objects at …

Catholic Bishops Seek Answers in Rising Vandalism Incidents

It was after a pair of Catholic churches caught ablaze last summer, one in Southern California and another in Florida, that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops decided to start documenting and tracking vandalism at Catholic sites across the country. …

Viewpoint: A Primer on Insurance Coverage for Civil Unrest

These are turbulent times. In the last year, cities have experienced many episodes of civil unrest with significant property damage and loss, physical harm to people. For our purposes, “civil unrest” encompasses three types of conduct. First, spontaneous or planned …

Assault on U.S. Capitol a Spark, but No Catastrophic Property Losses Yet

Commercial property insurers who are already edgy after suffering historic losses from civil unrest got another jolt Wednesday when pro-Trump protestors smashed windows to gain entry into the U.S. Capitol. But there’s “a lot of mileage” between the Washington D.C. …

Four Charged with Arson in Separate Attacks in Minn. and Wash.

Four men have been charged with arson for fires set as part of separate political protests: Three in Minnesota and a fourth in Washington state. The three Minnesota men were indicted on federal arson charges in connection with fires that …

Protesters Skirmish, Fire Pepper Spray in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore.– A rally by a small group of alt-right demonstrators in Portland, Oregon, quickly devolved Saturday as they traded paint balls and pepper spray with counter-protesters. About 30 people were participating the Patriot Prayer rally in front of the …

Lack of Study and Oversight Raises Concerns About Tear Gas

SALEM, Ore. — On June 2, Justin LaFrancois attended a protest against police violence and racism in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, where he planned to livestream the event for his alternative newspaper’s website. Shortly into the march, police, who reported …

Protests Spark Rioting, Fires in Three States as Civil Unrest Continues

Protests in Washington state, California and Virginia devolved into riots that sparked fires and property damage. A protest through the streets of downtown Oakland, California, in support of racial justice and police reform turned violent when “agitators” among the demonstrators …

Some Disneyland Workers Protest Reopening Plans Amid Pandemic

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Workers at California’s Disneyland Resort protested from their cars on Saturday, arguing that the Walt Disney Co has not agreed to adequate protections for employees when the destination reopens to the public amid a pandemic. The company …

Amazon Fires Three Critics of Warehouse Conditions in Pandemic

Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it had fired three critics of the company’s pandemic response for workplace violations, dismissals that drew sharp words from U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and a labor coalition. The company on Friday fired two user experience …