A protester is taken into custody along Fifth Avenue in Oakland during the Million Student March, a nationwide protest that took to the streets Thursday evening to demand tuition-free public universities, the cancelation of all student debt, and a $15 minimum wage for all campus workers.
A protester argues with a police officer along Fifth Avenue in Oakland during the Million Student March.
Bike Pittsburgh Executive Director Scott Bricker, (second from right) joins others at a vigil at the intersection near where Carol Christine Williamson and Henry "Hank" Walker were killed Monday in crash involving a Port Authority Bus and an SUV on the border of Oakland and the Hill District. Bike Pittsburgh held the rally at Aliquippa Street and Centre Avenue on Thursday evening, October 29, 2015.
Admiral Michael S. Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency (NSA), addresses Univ. of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs students, faculty, staff and others at Wesley W. Posvar Hall on the University of Pittsburgh campus on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015.
Vanessa German of Homewood, center, joins a march celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day in Oakland on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015.
Kyle Steinkopf, 22, of Mt. Washington burns white sage as he joins the march.
Rhianna Powell, 23, of the South Side, holds a sign during the rally at the statue of Christopher Columbus in Schenley Park.
Johnny Creed Coe, a Native American and traditional sun dancer, burns sage during the rally at the statue.
Johnny Creed Coe burns sage.
Jayne May-Stim, 19, of Greenfield reacts to a speaker at a rally for Indigenous Peoples Day at the statue of Christopher Columbus in Schenley Park on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. The rally called attention to "Indigenous Peoples Day," a day many mark to honor the culture and history of Indigenous people rather than Columbus.
Hannah Vantassel, 19, of the North Side holds a sign at a press conference to announce that there are 90 days until the implementation of the Paid Sick Days Act in Market Square, Downtown on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. On January 11, 2016, all workers in Pittsburgh will have the right to earn paid sick time.
Amber and Dave Campbell stand with their daughters, Marisa, 10, (second from left) and Gracie, 4, (second from right) as they gather with friends and family in front of Bauerstown Volunteer Fire Department to release balloons after the funeral of their daughter, Ava, 6, who died early Sunday, hours after being struck by a suspected drunk driver as she left a play date in Shaler. Police charged Travis Richard Grayson, 20, of Millvale with homicide and aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence, involuntary manslaughter and other counts.
Justin Merriman, an award-winning photojournalist with the Tribune-Review, has spent more than a decade traveling the world to cover politics, wars, natural disasters and civil unrest. His work has appeared in leading national and international publications and he has received numerous top journalism awards. After covering the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks – including the crash of United Flight 93 in Shanksville – Merriman committed to chronicling the U.S. military and its War on Terror. He has followed this story across the US and into the war zones of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq. He also has covered life in Fidel Castro’s Cuba in 2002, India’s efforts to eradicate polio, the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Cuba in 2012, the 2013 conclave and election of Pope Francis in Rome, the second anniversary of Egypt's revolution and subsequent unrest, and most recently, Russia's invasion of Crimea and the international crisis that unfolded in Ukraine. Merriman lives in Oakmont with his fiancé, Stephanie Strasburg.