Protestors Gather In Clinton Square To Condemn Military Coup In Myanmar

Feb 12, 2021
Kyle Chouinard / WAER News

The sidewalks of Clinton Square were filled Friday afternoon with protestors holding signs demanding freedom of Myanmar Democratic figure Aung San Suu Kyi and democracy for the country. 

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Syracuse like many other communities across the U.S. has been a scene for large, emotional and diverse protests over police treatment of people of color. On this special edition of Syracuse Speaks, WAER News Director Chris Bolt is joined by Yusuf Abdul-Qadir, Director of the Central New York Chapter of the NYCLU, Pastor Erik Eure from The Promise Land Church, and Sam Rowser, Executive Director of On Point for College.

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Historic protests in Puerto Rico forced Governor Ricardo Rosselló to resign Thursday after conversations leaked of he and his advisers making homophobic and misogynistic remarks. Puerto Rican natives here in Syracuse say they, and members of their family who still live on the island, haven’t seen protests of this magnitude.

John Smith / WAER News

Syracuse University Students continue to protest for the third straight day and are calling for the expulsion of the local chapter of Theta Tau and involved students from campus.  Protestors continue to press the university administration to take action, despite outlined plans to deal with the crisis.  Some may find the language in the report offensive.