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February 24, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Teachers Rally Against MCPS’ Return-to-School Plans

Hundreds of Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) employees drove around the headquarters of the district’s headquarters in Rockville on Tuesday, honking horns and demanding they not return to the classroom until it is safe. Their demonstration held up traffic, according to Montgomery County Police. The route included Hungerford Drive, MD 355 and Mannakee Street. According […]

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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 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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August 4, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Non-Public School Parents Plan Rallies Wednesday Night

Parents who send their children to non-public schools are holding two rallies Wednesday evening to protest what they are calling “power grabs by MoCo executives.” The rallies are planned for 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the plaza behind the Montgomery County Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville. There will be two rallies so […]

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June 8, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

4th Grader: ‘It’s Not Fair That Black People Keep Dying’

A Black Lives Matter protest began at Lakeforest Mall Sunday, and protesters marched to Olde Towne Gaithersburg.  “It’s not fair that black people keep dying,” said Marley, a fourth grader at Westover Elementary School in Silver Spring. 

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February 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Safeway Workers Set Strike Vote, Would Affect All DMV Locations

Giant and Safeway grocery store employees rallied outside of a Safeway in Washington, D.C. to demand a fair union contract from the two companies or risk employees striking. UFCW Local 400, a union representing employees from the grocery stores, organized the press conference and rally today outside of the Safeway at 1100 4th St. SW.  […]

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December 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Dozens Rally in Olney in Support of Impeaching Trump

On the eve of the House of Representatives voting on whether or not to impeach President Donald Trump, dozens of people showed up at Olney Manor Recreational Park to support removing the president from office. View this post on Instagram Dozens of people came out to Olney Manor Recreational Park on Tuesday night to rally […]

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December 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Officials to Lead Rally Protesting Widening of I-270, I-495

A rally has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday in the Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place, on the amendments to the multibillion-dollar Beltway and I-270 expansion. Both Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz and Vice President Tom Hucker have called for the rally. Also expected to attend the rally is County Executive Marc […]

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September 20, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Says Students at Climate Strike Are Unexcused

Montgomery County students left school Friday to participate in the Washington, D.C. Climate Strike, against Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) recommendation. The strike is part of Friday’s Global Climate Strike, which includes more than 150 countries rallying for climate change reform.  Clarksburg on the bus to the #ClimateStrike… Public transit ridership is the first step! […]

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September 10, 2019 | Staff Writer

Rockville Rally Supporting ICE Set for Friday

A group calling itself the Concerned Citizens Coalition of Montgomery County is holding a rally Friday to support federal immigration agents in downtown Rockville. WMAL’s Larry O’Connor and conservative talk show host Michelle Malkin will host the event. Malkin once lived in Germantown. The rally starts at 11 a.m. in front of the County Council […]

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