In all, about 50,000 low-wage workers in St. Louis will see an immediate pay increase come October 15.
The marchers carried placards with the names and faces of the most recent victims of police brutality as family members marched at the front.
Protest activity against the convention and Bush's re-nomination included a broad range of marches, rallies, performances, demonstrations, exhibits, and acts of civil disobedience.
Twice denied admission, he filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, alleging that the university had rejected him only because of his race.
On this date 20 years ago, thousands demonstrated in support of journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Over 300 community members marched from the campus to the site of the fatal shooting death of Samuel Dubose to demand the release of police body camera footage of the incident.
"We're here eight months later and there's still no justice," Tamir's cousin and the committee's coordinator told a rally and press conference before entering with a delegation to deliver the petitions.
Ohioans fed up with John Kasich's pro-1 percent policies came out in droves to protest their governor as he announced his bid for the Republican nomination for president
The Coalition for Truth in Independence held a press conference to highlight recent successes around the "Ride with Respect Campaign."
St. Louis area residents gathered for the Violence in America: Exposure through Truth Telling presentation keynoted by Angela Davis.