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The only Iowan arrested in the Inauguration Day protests faced months of legal hell

In January 2017, Oliver Weilen made a last-minute decision and joined some friends who were driving from Iowa to Washington D.C. to take part in the protests happening on Inauguration Day. What he didn’t know when he arrived in D.C. was how dystopian his life was about to become. The police would make 234 arrests that day, conducting mass round-ups of protesters. Weilen was the only person from Iowa arrested. […]

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Protesters will gather in Cedar Rapids to push for the reunification of migrant families

On Saturday, there will be rallies protesting in more than 620 cities across the country, including Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, to protest the Trump administration treatment of migrants arriving at the U.S. border with Mexico. The Families Belong Together protests were originally inspired by the administration’s policy of taking children away from their families, and interring them in separate facilities. […]

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‘We want change’: North Liberty school students walk-out to protest school shootings and political inaction

One of the busiest intersections in North Liberty became the site of a loud, determined protest on Friday afternoon. Students from North Central Junior High School and Liberty High School walked out of class at 2 p.m., and gathered at the corner of Forevergreen Rd. and Hwy. 965 to protest gun violence and the lack of political action following recent school shootings. […]

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