Update on Other protests nation-wide
- Austin IMC: Conflicting accounts on tonights arrests on Congress Avenue Bridge From what it sounds like Austin/UT/Travis County PD did a good job of keeping the peace and preserving the rights of protestors at the earlier protests on the drag, but there are lots of questions about what happened later that night on the bridge.
- Also lots of amazing and inspirational photos from today’s protests can be found at Statesman.com. What really excites me is to see the large number of high school students who walked out of classes today to protest the war! Also, I gotta give props to UT journalism prof Bob Jenson! He’ll probably get fired for it, but I’m glad to see UT faculty stepping out like this. I am so proud of my old home. I know I’m supposed to be in Oklahoma right now and am proud of what we’re doing here, but it sure is heartwarming to see a city where so many are for peace.
- Statesman.com: At least 47 arrested in Congress Ave. protest, along with more news on the day’s protests
- Incredible news is out of mass civil disobedience actions in San Francisco and Chicago. I’m listening to BBC on my shortwave radio tonight and they are talking about it (the funny thing is they interviewed a republican from Lake County I think it was for a counterpoint. The Repub said that the peace movement in San Fran is all backed by the Communist Party who is out to destroy capitalism. Too funny…)
- Just found via the San Francicso IMC that the Golden Gate Bridge has been shut down by protestors! and over 1000 have been arrested. Rampant of police brutality have been reported and possibly felony conspiracy charges are being filed on main protest organizers.
Folks, it looks to me like they’re trying to kill freedom tonight. I’m glad the people are rising up to voice their non-violent opposition but I worry that after continued beatdowns and arrests that might give up the fight for peace.