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Austin Symphony Orchestra has reportedly canceled its Fourth of July fireworks show.

The Austin Symphony Orchestra's annual Fourth of July concert and fireworks show has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns.


"The ASO wants what is best for attendees, musicians, volunteers and staff, making everyone's health a top priority," reads a statement on the symphony's website. "Gathering for this event usually includes a crowd of 100,000 people within very close proximity to each other, which at this time is deemed unsafe due to the Coronavirus."

The concert is usually scheduled for 8:30 p.m. on the Fourth of July at Vic Mathias Shores, followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. In addition to free music and fireworks, there are also food and drinks, as well as arts and crafts vendors.

"We have had to cancel only one other time in the 40-plus years we have produced this event for Central Texas," Executive Director Anthony Corroa said in the statement. "The health of our musicians and the community is of greater concern. Your Austin Symphony Orchestra will be back next July 4th with an amazing concert and fireworks display fit for Texas."

This story has been updated from the original.

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Daniel Perry, who says he shot and killed Austin protester Garrett Foster in self-defense, released photos of his car through his attorney on Monday.

Daniel Perry, the active-duty Army sergeant who says he shot Black Lives Matter protester Garrett Foster in self-defense, was driving for Uber when he accidentally encountered the demonstration on the night Foster was killed, his attorney said Monday.

Perry, who is stationed in Killeen and only allowed to travel 100 miles from base, was not in Austin that night to attend the demonstration, attorney Clint Broden said, but because it "was the closest location that had significant ridesharing customers."

Broden also shared a redacted version of Perry's bank statement that shows two deposits from Uber that he said correlated to runs in Austin that night. Perry has been ordered to remain on base since the shooting, Broden said.

"We hope this puts to rest the allegations that Sgt. Perry traveled to Austin for any nefarious purpose," he said.

Some, including Foster's mother, have pointed to Perry's since-deleted Twitter account as evidence that he disagreed with BLM protesters and showed up at the rally to cause trouble.

The release was accompanied by six photos showing what the attorney described as the damage inflicted on Perry's car by protesters, including a bullet hole.

After Perry shot Foster, who was carrying an AK-47 and whom Perry claims was raising his rifle "in a direct threat to [his] life," another person in the crowd shot at Perry's vehicle, according to police. That person has not been publicly identified. Like Perry, he or she had a concealed carry license and was questioned and then released by the Austin Police Department.

Protesters arrested

On Saturday, in the wake of Foster's death and the release of Perry's name the day before, protesters and law enforcement clashed in demonstrations near downtown. Austin police on Monday released the names of 40 people arrested at the protests. The most common charge was obstruction of a highway.

Perry's attorney shared photos that he says show damage inflicted by protesters 

Perry's lawyer claims this photo shows where the vehicle was scraped with a brick.

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This photo, the lawyer says, depicts bullet holes.

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Perry's lawyer claims this photo shows hood damage "identified by auto body shop as a result of banging."

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This photo, the attorney claims, shows a misaligned door where people hit the vehicle.

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