Ashoka Jegroo

Ashoka Jegroo is a journalist born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He has bylines in The Santiago Times and the New York Times' The Local blog. He has covered protests in Santiago, Chile and New York City. When he's not causing trouble for the establishment, he's live-tweeting protests at @AshAgony.

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Sunday, January 10, 2016
ICE-Free NYC Protests Raids on Immigrant Families and Communities
Eight protesters wearing cement-sleeves were arrested on Friday outside a New York City immigration court for blocking a busy intersection, as part of a protest against recent raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. “In light of the national news that immigrant communities are again...
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Saturday, November 07, 2015
High School Students Walk Out in Response to Racist Threats
More than a thousand high school students in Berkeley, California walked out of class on November 5 in a protest against racist threats left on a school library’s computer in support of the Ku Klux Klan and threatening a “public lynching” next month. “This is an act of domestic terrorism,” one...
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Saturday, August 01, 2015
Across the US, Activists Shine Light On Sandra Bland's Mysterious Death
In cities across the United States on July 29, the name of Sandra Bland, a woman whose mysterious death in police custody recently made headlines, could be seen bringing light to dark city nights. The demonstrations were part of a nationwide action to remember Bland and bring attention to her death...
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Friday, May 29, 2015
Arizona Protesters Organize Against Border Patrol Checkpoints
Protesters from a small Arizona town staged a demonstration at a nearby border checkpoint early on May 27 to express their opposition to its presence as well as the discriminatory and racist practices of Border Patrol. “If I was with a ‘brown’ person, I’m stopped. If I’m by myself, I’m a honkey,...
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