Protests and Demonstrations

Protesters injured after riot police arrive at nonviolent protest

74 Views  Â On Thursday, Oct. 20th, nonviolent protesters gathered outside the Student Union Building at The University of New Mexico to protest the Turning Point USA and Students for Life-sponsored speaking event “How Men Can Fight Fight For Life.” Riot police affiliated with the New Mexico State Police were eventually

UNM responds to protest against Tomi Lahren presence on campus

83 Views  Â â€˜I felt safer with the protestors than I ever would in a room full of Turning Point-aligned individuals’ Since protesters gathered at the Student Union Building on Sept. 15, the University of New Mexico has released a statement condemning actions made that night that caused  speaker Tomi Lahren to leave

Students of color denied entry at Turning Point event at UNM

120 Views  Â UNM students unite in protest against Tomi Lahren event on campus Multiple students of color were denied entry at the Turning Point USA-sponsored “Talking With Tomi” event at the University of New Mexico Student Union Building’s Ballroom B on Thursday, Sept. 15. Students who were denied entry did

‘Viewpoint discrimination’ case may head to Supreme Court

325 Views  Â SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A lawsuit claiming that New Mexico county commissioner and Cowboys for Trump cofounder Couy Griffin engaged in “viewpoint” discrimination could be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court in a test-case for free speech rights on social media platforms.

Official guilty of illegally entering Capitol grounds Jan. 6

152 Views  Â WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has convicted an elected official from New Mexico of illegally entering restricted U.S. Capitol grounds but acquitted him of engaging in disorderly conduct during the riot that disrupted Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s presidential election victory. U.S. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden

Cowboys for Trump founder heads to Washington D.C. for Capitol riot trial

380 Views  Â OTERO COUNTY, N.M. – Otero County commissioner Couy Griffin is in Washington, D.C. awaiting trial for his part in the attack on the Capitol building last Jan. 6. He’s charged with disorderly conduct and knowingly entering restricted areas of the Capitol grounds. KOB 4 spoke with him this Sunday

Appeals court: Cowboys for Trump is a political committee

174 Views  Â SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has turned away a constitutional challenge by the support group Cowboys for Trump and co-founder Couy Griffin to New Mexico election laws and registration requirements for political groups. The Denver-based U.S. 10th District Court of Appeals declined to reverse

DA files petition against Facebook

156 Views  Â District attorney taking on Facebook, seeking info on militia group ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Prosecutors in Bernalillo County are taking on Facebook, asking for information about members of the New Mexico Civil Guard. District Attorney Raul Torrez says members of that group are far-right extremists and were at the Onate

Fight For Our Lives shuts down permanently

176 Views  Â After three years of civic engagement initiatives dedicated to education, justice and service in Albuquerque, Fight for Our Lives, a student-led organization established to propel social justice causes, announced their self-decided shutdown on Oct. 2.