Activists said they were protesting the filibuster because it was holding up immigration reform, universal healthcare, and voting rights protections.
Wednesday's uprising drove home a painful and obvious point: Police exercise a level of moderation when facing whites that is hardly ever extended to people of color.
Rep. Darren Soto (D-Fla.) called the ambush by Trump supporters "a historically dangerous attack on our democracy incited by the violent rhetoric of a treacherous President."
Phoenix officials approved a city budget in June that left police funds intact but allocated $3 million for a civilian review system.
Although no charges were filed against her, Máxima Guerrero's arrest last month nearly landed her in an immigration detention center.
In addition to community demands that cities defund the police, students are asking district leaders to remove officers from campuses.
Worldwide protests against racial injustice have renewed the debate over why some states still display memorials to the Confederate States of America.
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