Category Archive: Protest

House Bill Two protest

House Bill Two protest

“Hey hey, ho ho, HB2 has got to go.”   Protestors chanted in front of the Vance Monument in downtown Asheville on Saturday morning, April 2. The rally was in opposition to House Bill Two, which was enacted on March 23.   House Bill Two, or the “bathroom bill,” repeals any local ordinances protecting members […]

HB2 Rally and Counter Rally

HB2 Rally and Counter Rally

This past Saturday, two rallies with opposing viewpoints regarding North Carolina’s new house bill congregated just feet away from each other at the Vance Monument in downtown Asheville. The controversial bill contains legislation regarding the use of bathrooms in accordance with a person’s biological sex. The group supporting the house bill began their rally at 10 […]

Buncombe County Moral March to the Polls

Buncombe County Moral March to the Polls

On March 5, a crowd gathered at the former Board of Elections at 35 Woodfin St. for the Buncombe County Moral March to the Polls. The event, hosted by Asheville-Buncombe County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Democracy North Carolina, began at the former Board of Elections and proceeded to march to […]

Bernie Sanders Rally in Downtown Asheville

Bernie Sanders Rally in Downtown Asheville

Dozens of Bernie Sanders supporters attended the “Looking for America Rally” this past Sunday in downtown Asheville. The event included a drum circle and several people dressed in costume. Organized by WNC for Bernie Sanders, the attendees congregated at New Mountain then marched to Pack Square for a “Honk and Wave”. According to the WNC […]

Mountain Moral Monday

Mountain Moral Monday

Mountain Moral Monday protest at Pack Square today kicked off what promises to be a series of protests throughout North Carolina while the NC legislature is in summer recess. Current estimates indicate around 10,000 participants showed up to voice their displeasure with recent state legislative decisions.

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“We Do Campaign” May 11th, 2012

“We Do Campaign” May 11th, 2012

Just three short day’s after North Carolina voters approved Amendment One, banning Same-Sex Marriage in the state, Asheville based Marriage Equality group, Campaign For Southern Equality, drew a crowd of hundreds to the city’s offices in protest.  CSE’s “We Do” campaign brings together Same-Sex couples to city halls across the state, in order to request […]

We Do Protests NC Marriage Laws

We Do Protests NC Marriage Laws

About 20 same-sex couples have been applying for marriage licenses at the Buncombe County Register of Deeds office this month. Today, the group turned up the heat with one of the couples, Rev. Kathryn Cartledge and partner Elizabeth Eves, refusing to leave after being denied their license. They were arrested for trespassing, but were shortly […]

Occupy Asheville – Day 5

Occupy Asheville – Day 5

Occupy Asheville has reached it’s 5th day in downtown Asheville.  I covered day one of the protest with photos and audio quotes from the protesters.  Today, at Prichard Park, still about 80 people met for a general assembly.  I asked a few more protesters about why they have come, and how they are being perceived in the community. This […]

Occupy Wall Street – Asheville – Day One

Occupy Wall Street – Asheville – Day One

Occupy Wall Street is a protest against (among other things) corporate influence in America, which began in New York City on September 17, 2011.  It was originally attended by around 1,000 protestors and has continued with varying numbers up to this day.  It has also inspired sister protests across the nation.  Today, on October 1, […]