Protest

We Will Not Be Banned! by Justin Merriman

 Yarizeo Morales, 4, right, and her sister, Yulissa, 7, join in the �We Will Not Be Banned!� protest as it marched through Downtown Pittsburgh, Pa. on Sunday, July 1, 2018. The rally was in response to the Supreme Court decision announced this week to uphold the Muslim Ban, as well as protesting the separation of children on the border with Mexico and the recent police shooting of Antwon Rose II in East Pittsburgh, Pa.

Yarizeo Morales, 4, right, and her sister, Yulissa, 7, join in the ‘We Will Not Be Banned!’ protest as it marched through Downtown Pittsburgh, Pa. on Sunday, July 1, 2018. The rally was in response to the Supreme Court decision announced this week to uphold the Muslim Ban, as well as protesting the separation of children on the border with Mexico and the recent police shooting of Antwon Rose II in East Pittsburgh, Pa.

Faith Rally by Justin Merriman

 People gather for the 'Faith Rally for Justice 4 Antwon’ on Sunday, July 1, 2018 in East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pa. The region has seen days of protests since the June 19 shooting death of Antwon Rose II by East Pittsburgh police Officer Michael Rosfeld who opened fire when the 17-year-old fled a traffic stop. Rosfeld is facing a criminal homicide charge.

People gather for the 'Faith Rally for Justice 4 Antwon’ on Sunday, July 1, 2018 in East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pa. The region has seen days of protests since the June 19 shooting death of Antwon Rose II by East Pittsburgh police Officer Michael Rosfeld who opened fire when the 17-year-old fled a traffic stop. Rosfeld is facing a criminal homicide charge. 

May Day March by Justin Merriman

People join in a May Day march and demonstration for immigrant and worker rights on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in the Strip District of Pittsburgh, Pa. The march was supported by Bend the Arc, LCLAA Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, Pittsburgh United, SEIU Healthcare PA, USW District 10, and USW Local 3657. 

March For Our Lives by Justin Merriman

 Kristine Hayes of Greensburg, Pa., holds up a 'March for Our Lives' sign as Martin Palla, 33, of Rostraver Township, Pa., stands with his AR-15 rifle across the street from demonstrators joining in the ‘March for Our Lives' rally at the Westmoreland County Courthouse on Friday, March 23, 2018 in Greensburg, Pa. 

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to join marches across the country on Saturday in response to the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that claimed 17 lives last month. The demonstrators are calling for stricter gun control and an end to gun violence in our schools and communities. 

Justin Merriman / American Reportage

Kristine Hayes of Greensburg, Pa., holds up a 'March for Our Lives' sign as Martin Palla, 33, of Rostraver Township, Pa., stands with his AR-15 rifle across the street from demonstrators joining in the ‘March for Our Lives' rally at the Westmoreland County Courthouse on Friday, March 23, 2018 in Greensburg, Pa. 

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to join marches across the country on Saturday in response to the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that claimed 17 lives last month. The demonstrators are calling for stricter gun control and an end to gun violence in our schools and communities.  - Justin Merriman / American Reportage

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Westboro Baptist Church Protest by Justin Merriman

A person is tackled by Pittsburgh Police after he rushed a member of the Westboro Baptist Church and ripped a sign out of their hands as they demonstrated near Carnegie Mellon University on Thursday in Pittsburgh.  

Standing in Solidarity by Justin Merriman

Kimberly Jivers, 24, of Shadyside stands in silent protest with a group of over 100 in Market Square who stood in solidarity with others around the country against police brutality, an organizer said, on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. “There's several other instances of police brutality in Pittsburgh, so the African American community in Pittsburgh 100 percent relates to what's going on around the country,” said Ayodeji Young, 38, of Homewood, a board member of the Alliance for Police Accountability and a demonstration organizer. “We're really chanted out, and we're marched out, protest(ed) out, we've done so much of those things so now we're going to just stand in silence and make you acknowledge that we're here, we exist, and there is a presence here,” Young said.

Jena 6 Protest by Justin Merriman


(from left to right) Nazura Eshe, 29, of Chatham College, Jamal Williams, 16, a student at CAPA, and Mike Jackson, 18, also a student at CAPA protest on the steps of the Allegheny County Courthouse for the release of the Jena 6. The Jena 6 is a group of six black teenagers who have been charged with the beating of a white teenager at Jena High School in Jena, Louisiana, United States, on December 4, 2006.