Washington Square News

Protestors in Battery Park Respond to JFK Detainees

Protestors in Battery Park Respond to JFK Detainees

By Jemima McEvoy and Sayer Devlin

January 29, 2017


Filed under 2016 Election, City News, News, Top Story

New Yorkers took to the streets again on Sunday to protest President Trump's recent executive orders on immigration.

Hundreds protest police brutality

Hundreds protest police brutality

By Amanda Morris, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2015


Filed under News

Protesters took to the New York City streets as part of a national movement protesting police brutality.

Activists remember Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire

Activists remember Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire

By Alanna Bayarin, News Editor

March 25, 2015


Filed under News

On the 104th anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, labor rights activists staged a rally outside the Silver Center.

Sexton fields student questions at final town hall

Sexton fields student questions at final town hall

April 15, 2014


Filed under News

During the last town hall of the semester, on April 14, students asked NYU President John Sexton about both ongoing and new initiatives. Students from NYU Divest, a club aiming to pull investments away from oil and gas companies, voiced their concern about the university’s investments in fossil-fuel companies. As ...

Fake slave auction performed in park

Fake slave auction performed in park

March 6, 2014


Filed under News

Freedom For All, a nonprofit organization to fight human trafficking, hosted three anti-trafficking demonstrations on March 5 throughout New York City. In the third demonstration five actors, including four adults and a young girl, were led onto the steps of Washington Square Park’s outdoor stage a...