Protests and Demonstrations

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Lights AREN'T on and No One's Home When Immigration Activists Visit Ed Royce's Office

    See the update at the end of this post on protesters arriving to Rep. Ed Royce's empty office, the sign that was left on the door for them and the messages they left for the congressman. ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 28, 6:05 A.M.: If you thought the arrest of seven people in June outside the Brea district ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    Protester Sues Anaheim Officers Involved in Previous Lawsuits

    Richard Brown beat criminal charges last October related to his arrest while protesting the Anaheim Police Department on July 29, 2012. Brown and his girlfriend Kristine Hedley are now suing officers for civil rights violations alleging excessive force and false arrest. In a complaint filed two year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    Barack Obama Protesters at UCI Graduation to be Met by "Welcoming Committee:" Update

    See the update on Page 3 about counter-protesters calling themselves the "Obama Welcoming Committee"--and their non-supportive message for the president. ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 12, 6:08 A.M.: The invitations to Barack Obama's commencement address to UC Irvine students at Anaheim Stadium Saturday are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Barack Obama UC Irvine Commencement Protest Part Deux: This Time It's the Birfers


  • News

    March 20, 2014

    Lisa Lei: Citizen Anteater

    The UC Irvine activist is facing possible expulsion and criminal charges, but she's not backing down

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    BBC News Visits Little Arabia to Take the Pulse of Syrian-Americans on Possible Strikes

    President Barack Obama addressed the nation on Tuesday regarding the ongoing crisis in Syria, placing blame squarely on Bashar al-Assad's regime for deadly August 21 chemical weapons attacks in a Damascus suburb. The president stopped short of saying air strikes were imminent, opting for the time be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    United Survivors of Anaheim March on Anna Drive

    With storm clouds looming overhead, about fifty people gathered at the corner of Anna Drive and La Palma Avenue in Anaheim for a rally and march in memory of Manuel Diaz on Sunday. It was the latest action marking a shift in strategy for family members and activists organizing in the wake of the cit ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 27, 2012

    OzoKidz; Ozomatli

    The Coach House

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Libyan Americans Mourn "Friend" Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Tustin Tonight

    Local Libyan Americans welcome others to join them tonight at a candlelight vigil in Tustin to mourn the loss of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other members of the American diplomatic corps in Libya."The Libyan American Association of Southern California condemns the cowardly and ... More >>

  • Music

    August 9, 2012

    Alone and Unoccupied

    [Ask Exene] We've all been ruined by the government, the media and . . . sodium fluoride?

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Chick-fil-A: "Tastes like Hate" Vandalism Hits SoCal Restaurant

    Kevin Lara/OC WeeklyHours before a scheduled nationwide, same sex "kiss in" to protest the owner of Chick-fil-A's anti-gay marriage stance, police are investigating vandalism committed at a Torrance franchise of the fast food restaurant.Overnight someone committed a misdemeanor crime by spray p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    [UPDATED: VIDEO OF ARRESTS] Were Anaheim Protesters Targeted by Paramilitary Police?

    [Update at end] ORIGINAL POST, JULY 30, 4:00 P.M.:After demonstrations in front of the Anaheim Police Department yesterday, at least four protesters were reportedly snatched up by police while marching to a vigil in the Anna Drive neighborhood honoring Manuel Diaz around 6 p.m. Sunday night.&nb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2012

    Anaheim Police Prepare for Protests Today With Public Displays of Arsenal--UH OH...

    Click here for our Anaheim police shooting archivesEmails, tweets, and texts since Friday have been alerting me about how the Anaheim Police Department plan to confront the thousands of protestors expected to march today against police brutality and Anaheim City Council incompetence: with a armed fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Police Protests in Anaheim Last Night Echo the Citrus War of Yesteryear

    Click here for our Anaheim police shooting archivesAs more than a thousand protestors clashed in Anaheim with police in the streets below, several helicopters hovered above the night's sky while Disneyland's fireworks exploded in air, oblivious to it all. The juxtaposition between the virtual and re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Santa Ana Occupier to Take Chances with Judge

    ​When Occupy Santa Ana kicked off its long-term protest last October, day one ended with four activists being arrested for allegedly violating the city's no-camping ordinance. Three of those four have since accepted reduced charges from the City Attorney. But one Occupier, 24-year-old Sam Are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2012

    Rep. Dana Rohrabacher on Peeing

    ​In the 1990s, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher lobbied in Washington, D.C. on behalf of the Taliban at the exact time it harbored international criminal Osama bin Laden before the 9-11 terrorist attacks.Rohrabacher felt comfortable asserting in public that the American news media had unfairly smeared ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Occupy Protest to be Held on UC Irvine Campus

    ​It looks like UC Irvine students are going to try their hand at the Occupy game once again with another protest. The Irvine contingent of Occupy Orange County has been Tweeting support  for the event, which is set to take place Wednesday at 11 a.m. on Ring Road, the main drag throu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    New (Fake) Ben & Jerry's Flavor: OccuPie Wall Street

    Tauntr.comSpeaking of fake Ben & Jerry's flavors, this one is 99 percent awesome. Illustrator John Defreest created the conceptual OccuPie Wall Street, described as "apple pie ice cream with some other good stuff in there, we think. We're not really sure. No one can explain it to us."  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Lawyers Guild Offers Assistance to Occupy Protest Groups

    National Lawyers Guild​Assemble the lawyers: The Mass Defense Committee of the National Lawyers Guild sent out a press release this morning announcing their intentions to help Occupy groups in what co chair Mara Verheyden-Hilliard called "The single largest support effort for protesters since the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    [UDATED: Irvine Police Squelch Attempts at Occupation] Corporate Abuses Prompt Large Irvine Rally

    UPDATE OCT. 17, 4:45 p.m.:Brandon Ferguson​ Despite the fact that Irvine Police have told Occupy Orange County protesters they cannot camp in the city, the group seems determined to stay put. Several tents have been set up on the lawn located at the intersection of Alton Parkway and Harvard A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Occupy Long Beach Protesters Arrested Yesterday for Camping

    Occupy Long Beach via Facebook​Looks like Orange County isn't the only local Occupy group not getting love from the police. Much like activists attempting to camp out in Irvine this weekend, Long Beach protesters in downtown's Lincoln Park got the bums' rush. A press release issued by the LBP ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Santa Ana Police Threaten Occupy Activists with Arrest

    ​That whole "occupy" part of Occupy Santa Ana is proving to be a bit difficult. Santa Ana Police officials and City Attorney Teresa Judd met with members of Occupy Santa Ana yesterday and informed them that the municipal code doesn't allow camping on city property. The group initially planned to o ... More >>

  • News

    September 22, 2011

    Who's Gagging Whom In the Irvine 11 Case?

    The First Amendment, academic freedom and Islamophobia collide in an OC courtroom

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Avalon Bar Hosts Anti-Sobriety Protest Tonight

    Let's toast to anti-sobriety!​It's about time someone stood up to the powers that be and demanded change. And I'm not talking about that sort of change that gets thrown on campaign posters only to be forgotten once elections are finished. I'm talking real change, the sort that requires protests to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Mickey and Minnie Mouse arrested at Walt Disney Studios

    ​Yes, I know that reads like a headline from The Onion, but this is the real deal, folks.According to police reports, two protesters were arrested at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank yesterday morning after chaining themselves to the front gate. Oh, and they were wearing Mickey and Minnie Mouse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    [UPDATE: OC Democrats Blast Pauly] Video Captures Protesters, Politicians Berating Muslims at Yorba Linda Charity Function

    ​UPDATE, MARCH 25, 4:40 P.M.: The Democratic Party of Orange County has weighed in on Villa Park City Councilwoman's Deborah Pauly's harsh remarks at an anti-Muslim rally in Yorba Linda last month. (Welcome to the party, folks!)As you might expect from a party philosophically opposite of a teabagg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Anti-Foie Gras Activists to Picket Brasserie Pascal Tonight

    ​The man above is Orange County's master of French food, Pascal Olhats (and the man who shot the photo is Jonathan Ho). Foie gras is a staple of French cuisine, and his Valentine's Day menu for Brasserie Pascal advertised a foie gras terrine and a Cornish game hen with a foie gras demi-glaze sauce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Egyptian Rebellion Inspires Hip-Hop Solidarity Song

    ​ Tens of thousands of Egyptian workers left work on strike today, bolstering the 16th day of protests against the regime of Hosni Mubarak and pressing for the president's immediate resignation. North American hip-hop artists, inspired by the persistence of the people in Cairo's Tahrir Square, hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2010

    Anti-Gay Fred Phelps Is A No-Show But Police Helicopters Nevertheless Go Into Frenzy

    Helicopter crew: We want to feel important​The OC Register reported tonight that "hundreds" of protesters gathered in Santa Ana tonight to demonstrate against anti-gay bigots who'd claimed they would appear from Kansas in opposition to a play about the brutal murder of a Wyoming gay man, Matthew S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    SJC Americans: OC's Latest Hate Group!

    Another set of OCers makes Henry W. Head proud...​I don't really pay much attention to San Juan Capistrano because that's more Spencer's terrain, but one facet of the town that previously drew my  interest was some group calling themselves the SJC Americans. Clockwork Coker previously wrote a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2010

    Protest Outside Angels Stadium Before Tuesday's All-Star Game Seeks to Move Next Year's All-Star Game from Mexi-Hating Arizona

    ​The sporting eyes of America will focus on Anaheim this Tuesday for the baseball All-Star Game--so what better time to schedule a protest against Arizona's retrograde, anti-Mexican, pro-Arpayaso policies than just before the game?A Facebook page called "Move the 2011 All Star Game out of Arizona" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Seize BP Sets Sights on Shamed Oil Company and Long Beach Aquarium

    ​The national Seize BP Campaign--it has organized demonstrations against British Petroleum through Thursday in more than 50 cities across the country--is coming to Long Beach Wednesday to protest the shamed oil company and a new target: Aquarium of the Pacific."The Aquarium, which claims its missi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Arpaio Raises Howls Inside, Heckles Outside Bill Hunt for Sheriff Dinner

    ​I went to a Bill Hunt for Sheriff fund-raiser tonight, and a Joe Arpaio Dinner Show broke out.

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Flags at Local Iran Street Protest Spark Debate

    Photos by Christopher VictorioThe controversial flag flies in Irvine Wednesday.Alexandra Zavis and Paloma Esquivel blog in the LA Times that the appearance of the pre-Islamic Revolution Iranian flag at U.S. rallies "is stirring tension between Iranian expatriates who come out to express solidarity w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Slideshows: The Faint and Ladytron at the Grove of Anaheim, Protest the Hero at Chain Reaction

    How was your weekend? Really? To shreds, you say? Well, us, we took in some shows, like the Faint (from Omaha!) and Ladytron (from Britain!) at the Grove of Anaheim on Saturday night (read Ned Raggett's interview with Ladytron here) and Canadian prog metal dudes Protest the Hero at Chain Reaction on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Obama Town Hall Protesters Get Vlogged

    Former Weekly managing editor Rich Kane turns vlogger as he hits the mean streets of Costa Mesa to capture protesters outside President Obama's town hall at the Orange County Fairgrounds on Wednesday.Among the pissed-off masses Rich encounters is Barbara Coe of the Huntington Beach-based California ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    A Fortuitously Timed Tax-Denying Conference Comes To Our Tax-Hating County

    Spotted on the commute to Weekly world headquarters today: a brown Dodge pickup whose back window read, in blue electricians-tape lettering, "TAX REVOLT!" Spotted on Red County and Orange Juice Blog: recall fever against all the Republicans who supported the state's recently passed tax-hiking budget ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008

    Go Help the Saints this Weekend

    Since we're all staycationing this Labor Day weekend, make yourself useful and show up to Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic Church in SanTana. That's where SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) members will be leafleting outside from 9 a.m. through 11 p.m. to protest the kid's-glove trea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2008

    May Day rally not so big this year

    Santa Ana police spokesman Jose Gonzales says a multi-police agency force of about 185 officers, some just on standby, were on duty to keep the peace as an expected 6,000 people were to march for immigrant rights downtown. But when the event actually went down, there were nearly as many cops and m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2008

    Tony Rackauckas Hunting Commies in Little Saigon?

    The Weekly never passes up on an opportunity to make fun of our favorite local lawman—favorite, now that Sheriff Mike Carona's out of the picture, that is—Tony Rackauckas. So when we saw this item on the fiesty and irreverent Bolsavik blog by ex-Nguoi Viet Daily News managing editor Hao-Nhien Vu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2007

    Friday's Headlines

    Anger in the air:Vietnamese-Americans are expected to gather in Dana Point tonight to protest the presence of Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet - who many have human rights and religious freedom questions for. Desegregation entry "festive" after all: Earlier in the week, we noted that a Hunting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2007

    Foxes, Henhouses, and the Fashion Police

    Just like breaking a leg can take your mind off a toothache, the major traumas the Bush administration has inflicted on the body politic make it easy to forget the lesser damage it's doing.  Or, as Ruth Marcus puts in her column in today's Washington Post, "The tornado of disastrous headlines - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2006

    Here Come the Mexican Walk-outs!

    Am sure you know about the mass immigrant rallies that bloomed across the country this past week. Now, the marchers visit Garden Grove. Just got word that high school students are walking out, and that cops are handing out tickets to jaywalkers--we're looking at you, Officer J.S. Perkins! How long b ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 2, 2005

    Dear Reader

    We answer Register letters because they wont

  • Columns

    December 27, 2001
  • Columns

    December 20, 2001

    New War, Old Protest

    Where are the goddamned donuts?

  • News

    June 14, 2001

    No Food to Free Willy

    Eco-activist fasts 31 days to protest Navy sonar linked to sea-mammal deaths

  • Columns

    December 16, 1999

    The New New World Order

    Legal demonstrators, the Idiot Party and Arthur Carmona

  • Columns

    April 15, 1999
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