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January 27, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

UPDATED: Inaugural Sensation Amanda Gorman’s Poetry Reading with Montgomery College Postponed

Update (1/27): Amanda Gorman’s virtual poetry reading with Montgomery College has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict, the college said in a message to students and employees Wednesday. The college said it is corresponding with Gorman’s representatives and is confident a new date will be announced soon. The poetry reading was originally scheduled for […]

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January 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Silver Spring Man Arrested for Alleged Participation in Capitol Mob

A “self-professed white supremacist” from Silver Spring was arrested Sunday on charges related to the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol. Bryan Betancur faces charges including entering restricted grounds and unlawful activities on Capitol grounds, according to an affidavit from an FBI special agent. Betancur was on probation following a fourth-degree burglary offense. He received […]

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January 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan: State House Bulking Up Security as FBI Warns of Armed Demonstrations

Maryland State Police (MSP) is aware of online information about possible armed protests at state capitols, according to Gov. Larry Hogan’s office. An internal FBI memo warns that armed demonstrations are being planned at all 50 state capitols and may begin this weekend, The Associated Press reported Monday. According to the AP, the memo reads: […]

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January 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘This Has Been Building’: Albornoz Says Wednesday’s Chaos Was Not a Surprise

Lawmakers were taken to secure locations Wednesday as a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters charged into the U.S. Capitol building, empowered by Trump. Five people reportedly died as a result of Wednesday’s chaos, including one Capitol Police officer. Montgomery County Council Vice President Gabe Albornoz said it was a terrible day that unfortunately, came […]

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January 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘They Basically Didn’t Do Anything’: Elrich Criticizes Capitol Police Response to Mob

On Wednesday, the U.S. Capitol went under lockdown when supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the building. Five people reportedly died, including one Capitol Police officer. Officer Brian Sicknick died around 9:30 p.m. Thursday from injuries sustained Wednesday, according to a police statement. Lawmakers were forced to evacuate the building and hide as a mob […]

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January 7, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Will Provide Support for Students Following Chaos in D.C.

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will offer safe spaces for students to discuss Wednesday’s events in Washington, D.C., when supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building. In a letter to the school community, MCPS leaders supported the right to peacefully protest and condemned inciting violence. MCPS encouraged parents and guardians to discuss the […]

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August 7, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles, County Back Down Over Virtual-Only Order for Private Schools

After a week-long back and forth over private schools, Montgomery County has backed down.  On Friday, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles rescinded his order to keep private schools virtual until at least Oct. 1. The announcement comes after the state health department said on Thursday that it is policy that private schools can’t be […]

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August 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘Who Elected You?’: Parents Protest Gayles’ Order for Private Schools to Stay Virtual

Montgomery County residents rallied against the ordered closure of private schools by County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles at a protest Wednesday. It was organized by the “Open Montgomery County, MD Private Schools” Facebook group. Parents say their private schools are taking reopening seriously and are following CDC and state guidelines. During the protest, Gayles […]

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July 24, 2020 | Samantha Subin

‘No Justice, No Peace’: Visuals From Black Lives Matter Protest in Gaithersburg

Black Lives Matter protestors gathered in Gaithersburg July 23 demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain and other victims of police brutality. MyMCMedia covered the protest on social media. Here are some visuals: Passing Brown Station Elementary School. @mymcmedia pic.twitter.com/t9CU5O5ST9 — Maryam Shahzad (@maryam_mcm) July 23, 2020 Protestors are escorted by a police car. “No […]

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June 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Has Not Seen Uptick in COVID-19 Cases Since Protests Began, Gayles Says

Montgomery County has not seen an increase in COVID-19 cases due to large-scale Black Lives Matter protests, said County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles. “What we have observed here is since that started within the county, we have not seen an uptick in cases,” he said at a county council meeting Tuesday. He emphasized that […]

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