Rus Thompson

In-vehicle protest in Maryland
Protesters with the group Reopen Maryland rally near the State House to call on the state to lift the stay-at-home order and reopen the economy on April 18, 2020 in Annapolis, Maryland. Most protestors rallied from inside their cars as they caused gridlock in a traffic circle and a smaller group protested outside of their cars. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Tim Wenger
April 19, 2020 - 8:14 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - While many Americans are filled with fear amidst the coronavirus quarantine, anger is now beginning to be expressed in the form of protests against stay-at-home orders. 'Gridlock Buffalo' is a planned in-car demonstration planned for the noon hour Monday in which protesters...
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Protests at Colonial Circle bring forth Antifa/Black Lives Matter and pro-Trump supporters. July 21, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
July 21, 2019 - 5:53 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Emotions ran high at Sunday afternoon’s protests along Bidwell Parkway in the City of Buffalo. Colonial Circle was the epicenter of the demonstrations as supporters of President Donald Trump’s gathered to voice their support while members of the local Black Lives Matter...
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July 17, 2019 - 8:51 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Anti-Trump and Pro-Trump protesters will demonstrate this weekend in the City of Buffalo. The rally, called "Impeach Trump Rally 2" , was created by "Nate McMurray for Congress" and will happen on Sunday at 1 p.m. along Bidwell Parkway near Elmwood Avenue. The counter protest...
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Dave Debo
May 03, 2017 - 12:55 pm
(WBEN) WNY Tea Party organizer Rus Thompson was sentenced to 3 years probation Wednesday after admitting to signing false paperwork to vote in a district he didn't live in. "I realize what I did was wrong," Thompson told State Supreme Court Justice Russell Buscaglia before being placed on probation...
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Mike Baggerman
April 04, 2017 - 5:43 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Criticism continues to mount for Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard, who attended a rally on Saturday at Niagara Square while wearing his uniform. Jeremy Zellner, the Chairman of the Erie County Democrats, called for Howard’s resignation shortly after the rally. On Tuesday, Erie...
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