Right and left facing off as Berkeley protests turn tense

Protesters from the poles of the U.S. political spectrum converged on another American city Sunday as skirmishes erupted when several dozen left-wing protesters surrounded and shouted at a handful of right-wing demonstrators in Berkeley.

5 assaulted at Berkeley protests as black-clad anarchists storm rightwing rally

Protesters from the poles of the U.S. political spectrum converged on another American city Sunday as skirmishes erupted when several dozen left-wing protesters surrounded and shouted at a handful of right-wing demonstrators in Berkeley.

Boston ‘Free Speech Rally’ cut short as conservative activists leave counterprotesters behind

Thousands of leftist counterprotesters marched peaceably through downtown Boston on Saturday, chanting anti-Nazi slogans and waving signs condemning white nationalism ahead of a rally being staged by conservative activists a week after a Virginia demonstration turned deadly.

{FD} Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance – and face some

Gay pride parades Sunday in New York, San Francisco and other cities are spotlighting resistance to what participants see as new pressure on gay rights, while contending with the prospect of protests over the events' own diversity and direction.

{FD} International marijuana holiday off to a smoking start

Beginning April 20, and continuing throughout the weekend (or until the snacks run out), swarms of so-called “stoners” will be gathering on grassy knolls, city streets and even the U.S. Capitol steps to celebrate the international marijuana holiday known as “4/20.” And while the yearly, pungent “protests” are often treated as sideshows, the issue of legalized cannabis - and the benefits it is providing to a variety of Americans - is growing too big to ignore.