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Sun May 31, 2020, 01:15 PM

What is happening now in Austin?

Any one there?

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 02:37 PM

2. I'm in Austin, but not sure about what's going on today

According to traffic reports the road in front of the Capitol is blocked off for demonstrations. Local news this morning said the organizers called off the protest due to safety concerns. If I see anything online or otherwise here in Austin, Iíll report back.

Gotta explain where Iíve been lately, as Iíve been quiet on DU for some weeks trying to get my head straight about whatís needed - what to say, do, think when it just feels that week after week, complaint after reasonable complaint about the failings of that one man whom lives solely to demoralize as many people as possible - nothing changes.

Iíve been tied up in knots this week - have been in rough shape due to a medication flub (Iím getting better - just learned I donít do well with a mild dosage increase). Two at risk for COVID complications rely on me for their supplies and logistics. Kept and torn from people on the streets angry and fed up with senseless cruelty and stupid racist authority. Floyd should still be alive and I should have been out there peacefully saying so.

Saddened, overwhelmed, angry and sick over what itís gonna take to stare down the oppressors and take our country back all the while knowing that the excess destruction I watched from afar could play into their hands. Iím angry at the profound injustice that just keeps happening. I wanted to be out there documenting what was happening - want to be there lending my eyes, ears, voice, and water. I wish I knew what was happening right now, but I just donít know.

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Response to Mersky (Reply #2)

Sun May 31, 2020, 04:34 PM

3. Thank you for taking the time to answer. I am so sorry for you, your friends at risk and

my country. Please try to take some time for emotional recuperation if you can.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #3)

Sun May 31, 2020, 08:40 PM

8. Hey, I made a mistake

Iím logistical support for two people who cannot risk infection. They are not currently ill, but it does shift what I can and cannot do.

Iím just as exhausted and fed up as anyone else here.

Appreciated you asking what was going on, and it struck me just how much I needed to say that I donít know, but wish that I did/could know firsthand.

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Response to Mersky (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 01:26 PM

9. Maybe we all need a chance to share just so we do not go bonkers,

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Response to Mersky (Reply #2)

Sun May 31, 2020, 05:24 PM

4. I saw this on Twitter:

AUSTIN: The protest taking place today at the capital is cancelled. The cofounder of @AtxJustice
said White people & nonblack poc have hijacked it to make it violent / anarchist. Not quite sure what that means.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #4)

Sun May 31, 2020, 05:55 PM

5. It means that istigators and agent provocatuers have been trying to discredit the protest.

By starting the trouble (breaking into buildings, throwing malatov cocktails, burning cop cars) and inflaming the anger.

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 06:01 PM

6. My son just informed me that several of his friends were part of the

peaceful protest. But cops are on edge because of all the white guys starting trouble so they are just pepper spraying everyone.

Several of them got pepper sprayed for no reason. People in the protest are trying to stop the instigators from breaking stuff. But that point gets lost now because the damage has already been done.

The protest movement has been discredited due to hijackers acting on the presidents orders. When he said MAGANIGHT he turned off the light and all the cockroaches are now free to come out in the daylight and cause trouble. People on the left will be blamed.

Facism is here. Welcome to AmeriKKKa.

Edited to add: this was last night, they are out again today we will see what happens.

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #6)

Sun May 31, 2020, 06:43 PM

7. Thanks for the information. Please let me know if you get more. Thanks.

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