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Two protestors—both young men believed to be from Austin—are in the hospital after sustaining injuries at the hands of APD officers during demonstrations this weekend, Chief Brian Manley said during a media call Monday evening. Neither of the men have been identified, nor have the officers involved.


Last night, an APD officer shot a 20-year-old black man in the head with a bean bag round, also called less-lethal ammunition. The victim was part of a crowd outside of APD headquarters. When another protestor threw a backpack at officers barricading the building, an officer shot the bean bag round and hit the victim, who fell to the ground.



Protestors, trying to alert officers of the severity of the man's injury, were then shot by officers with the same less-lethal ammunition, Manley said, referring to video footage taken by bystanders and posted to social media.

The victim was taken to a local hospital, and the department has initiated an investigation into the officers' use of force.

"I'm crushed," Manley said in tears. "That is not what we set out to do this weekend."

On Saturday afternoon, a 15- or 16-year-old Hispanic teenager was also shot in the head with a bean bag round while standing on the I-35 frontage road. He is currently being treated in the hospital. Manley asked protestors with video footage of the incident to share it with the department for use in their investigation.

A pregnant black woman was also shot in the stomach with a bean bag round. Manley said she received first aid from APD personnel and medics at headquarters and a separate investigation into her case has been initiated.

Manley will brief Austin City Council about the weekend's events and answer questions on Thursday.

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🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway