About 100 people gathered in Pritchard Park and marched through downtown today as part of Occupy Asheville. They were protesting an array of grievances, such as the financial malfeasance of the super-rich, justice-system corruption and a general demand for change. photo by Jonathan Welch
About 90-100 people gathered in Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville for Occupy Asheville. The assembly covered a variety of issues, including capitalism, police, workers’ rights, food shortages, and environmentalism. They had a water cooler and warm food for those in need. Participants were encouraged to post their grievances on Facebook and YouTube, because Occupy Asheville […]
You may know that Molly Sara Rosch was arrested for indecent exposure at Sunday’s “Asheville Rally to Protect Our Children from Abuse” — stripping down to just her crucifix and shoes — but what you likely don’t know is why she did it.
A group of around 50 protestors, accompanied by a small marching band and a large, mock nuclear waste cask, carried signs from a rally at Pritchard Park to the Federal Building late Friday afternoon, July 15. Their message: nuclear waste is not welcome traveling on area roadways, nor in a repository once proposed for north Buncombe County. Photos by Jerry Nelson.
Hundreds of local residents gathered at Pack Square to voice their solidarity with the unions in Wisconsin on Saturday, Feb. 26. One of similar events being held in all 50 states, the rally was coordinated by MoveOn.Org and endorsed by 30 organizations, such as the Sierra Club and the Campaign for Community Change.
Eleven people stand accused in the May 1 vandalism spree in downtown Asheville, a group some anarchists have dubbed the “Asheville 11” and tried to turn into a cause célèbre. On Monday, Dec. 6, their trial was set for Jan. 24. Here’s an analysis of what’s happened so far.
Chanting “cops, pigs, murderers,” and “smash the state, burn the prisons, anarchy and communism,” about 40 people gathered in Pack Square early this evening to protest police actions (including the arrest of 11 alleged vandals on May 1) and gentrification. The group marched down near the Buncombe County jail and up to Pritchard Park.
Hundreds of people gathered at the steps of the Buncombe County Courthouse on Saturday to protest government spending and lament what they called out-of-control government spending and a move away from the values embedded in the U.S. Constitution.
At Asheville’s version of the Tax Day Tea Party, they chanted. They cheered. They phoned the White House. And above all, the 500-plus protesters pledged to pull America back from the precipice of out-of-control taxation, spending and insurmountable debt.
A group of “concerned citizens” will hold a sit-in at noon this Sunday to protest the city’s removal of two park benches in front of Pack Memorial Library. The city has announced that the Asheville Police Department will remove protesters if they impede traffic on the sidewalk.
Supported by a slew of local LGBT rights groups, Asheville will see a protest at 1:30 p.m. this Saturday in support of same-sex marriage. The protest will target California’s recently passed Proposition 8, which stripped marriage rights from same-sex couples after a court decision had allowed it.
Asheville activist Meredith Hunt and two of his children were guilty of trespassing on the campus of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College last October during an abortion protest, a jury decided after a trial in Buncombe County Superior Court on Wednesday.
With chants of “Stop mountaintop removal, it kills!” and “No more coal!” some 40 protesters—some dressed as canaries and polar bears—swarmed around the Bank of America on Patton Avenue around 2 p.m. on Aug. 13. A handful of the young activists entered the bank, where they dumped coal on the floor and locked themselves together […]
Like a bank officer turning down a loan, Doug Stachura sat behind his desk late last week in his office at Bank of America’s main local branch, at 68 Patton Ave., with arms crossed resolutely. His gaze, while not unfriendly, spoke volumes. With two acts of protest against the Charlotte-based bank’s financing of coal companies […]