Protests

Confrontational "prankster activists" swarm D.C.

National Gallery of Art security cover Laura Newman with a blanket Thursday after she removed her clothes to protest the fact that 90% of the art is by white men. (Photo: Kevin Wolf/AP)

Confrontational street theater is flourishing in Washington with the Trump administration as its nemesis, AP's Ashraf Khalil reports.

Why it matters: It "can be hard for [D.C.] protesters to stand out. Fifty people — or even 500 — holding signs and shouting hardly merits a second glance in this city of protests ... That's why Washington activists have to get creative."

Across Europe, students demand climate change action

Thousands of students picketed across Europe on Friday, skipping school to demand action on climate change, the New York Times reports.

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