Professor Addresses Crowd at U of L Trayvon Martin Rally

Students at the University of Louisville held a walkout and rally today to protest circumstances surrounding the shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. The U of L walkout was one of several Martin-related protests scheduled nationwide Monday. Several students and activists spoke out against the incident and addressed issues of race that have tinted the […]

Five Reportedly Arrested at Occupy Louisville Demonstration

Five members of Occupy Louisville were reportedly arrested during a protest outside of Chase Bank in the Highlands today. A demonstrator says a hearing was scheduled this evening to determine if those arrested would be jailed or released on their own recognizance. Calls to the Louisville Metro Police Department have not been returned. Occupy member Curtis […]

Occupy Louisville Uncertain of Metro Government

Louisville Metro officials say they plan on being flexible with Occupy Louisville demonstrators next week, but that doesn’t make the demonstrators comfortable. Officials representing several different areas of Metro Government told members of Occupy Louisville last week that they will re-issue a permit for the protest for the new year, but the permit will not […]

Occupy Louisville Continues Planning Future Actions

Occupy Louisville has finished a week of events to raise awareness of its cause and demonstrators are now planning actions that take their concerns to city government, but details are being kept quiet. Around a dozen demonstrators helped kick off the final day of Seven Days of Solidarity. Each day has focused on a particular […]

Occupy Louisville Demonstrators Move Locations

Occupy Louisville demonstrators are moving in preparation for the city’s Light Up Louisville holiday event later this month. The demonstration mirrors Occupy Wall Street in standing against corporate greed and the influence of money in politics. On Thursday morning, a few demonstrators were packing up supplies and preparing to move (pictured) while city workers began […]

Occupy Louisville Demonstrators Say They’ve Acquired New Permit

Occupy Louisville demonstrators say a permit has been acquired for Jefferson Square Park at 6th and Jefferson streets downtown. They say they can now stay overnight across the street from City Hall until the end of the year. Occupy Louisville began as an unorganized, leaderless demonstration against corporate greed and to give voices to under-represented […]

Occupy Louisville Protest Continues

A week and a half in, the Occupy Louisville protest continues in Jefferson Square Park downtown, but the protest’s size and location change throughout the day. After a rainy morning, less than a dozen protesters held a casual meeting in the park. They’re expecting 30-40 more people to show up after the workday ends, which […]

Councilwoman Judy Green Is Well Enough For Monday’s Trial

The group Concerned Citizens for District One called Councilwoman Judy Green’s treatment a “lynching” on a sign-in sheet at a rally held for Green on Thursday night at Rev. Louis H. Coleman Jr. Community Center. Several community members spoke and around 50 attended, including Green and her husband James Green. Many said they were upset […]

PETA Protests Outside Leather Shop

Three black coffins lined the intersection of Bonnycastle Avenue and Bardstown Road today. It was part of a demonstration by PETA against the use animal products in clothing. Three of the eight protesters played corpses. They were dressed in black underwear and held signs saying “We wouldn’t be caught dead in animal skins.” “Well we […]

Protest Seeks Answers from Washington Politicians

A protest was held outside the office building of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Friday. Protesters held signs and chanted and said they’re tired of Washington Politics. “It’s not being able to communicate. Each party, there are three political parties right now, each party has a political corner and they will not agree to the […]