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Update: Biden celebration faces off with Trump protests in downtown Austin over weekend
(Laura Figi/Austonia)

With the announcement of Joe Biden securing the presidency on Saturday, Austinites on both sides of the political spectrum gathered by the hundreds at the Texas Capitol to celebrate the president-elect and rally for President Donald Trump.


Starting around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, people gathered on 11th Street and Congress Avenue, congregating by their favored party. The street separated the two groups as vehicles honking passed through the streets decked out in flags reading "Biden Harris 2020" or "Keep America Great."

With police guarding each side of the street, there was chanting, dancing, yelling, sign-waving and commotion into the evening.

(Laura Figi/Austonia)

Austinites took to Congress in celebration of the newly-elected president, donning signs in support of their cause and beliefs.

(Emma Freer/Austonia)

Biden supporters took a corner, whereas Trump supporters gathered in front of the Capitol building and across the street.

(Joe Lanane/Austonia)

The Trump side brought their signs as well, along with flags, megaphones and merchants selling garb for those who forgot theirs at home.

(Laura Figi/Austonia)

Police officers surrounded the area, guarding each side of the street. Though thousands of people showed up to the demonstration, only one was arrested: Darius Berkley. Berkley was arrested for pulling a knife on another protester after telling several attendees to leave.

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With deposition and trial looming, Elon Musk has offered $44B for Twitter, again
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Elon Musk has proposed once again to buy Twitter for $54.20 a share.

The news that Musk is offering to carry on with the $44 billion buyout was first reported by Bloomberg. Now, a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission shows Musk made the proposal in a letter to the tech giant on Monday.

The New York Stock Exchange temporarily halted trading in Twitter stock twice Tuesday, first because of a big price move and the second time for a news event, presumably the announcement of Musk's renewed offer.

While the per share offer price on this latest proposal remains the same as the original offer, it’s unclear if Musk has made other term changes or if Twitter would reject it. According to other reports, a deal could be reached this week.

The stock closed at $52.00/share Tuesday, indicating market uncertainty around the $54.20 offer.

After Musk informed Twitter of plans to terminate the original agreement in July, Twitter sued. A trial has been expected in Delaware Chancery Court on Oct. 17.

With the proposition of a buyout on the table again, it revives the question of whether Musk might move Twitter from San Francisco to Central Texas.

He’s done so with some of his other companies. Tesla’s headquarters in southeast Travis County had its grand opening earlier this year and tunneling business The Boring Company moved to Pflugerville. At least two other Musk companies, SpaceX and Neuralink, have a Central Texas presence without being headquartered here.

Technology journalist Nilay Patel this afternoon voiced concerns that owning Twitter and Tesla together could be problematic for Musk, as his Tesla manufacturing facilities in Germany and China are both in countries that have disputes with Twitter over content moderation and censorship.

Telsa shares fell after the Twitter news became public, before rallying to close up, at $249.44.