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A driver going through downtown Austin Saturday waves the crucifix to Austinites celebrating Joe Biden's win.

Waving a crucifix from her car window, a rabid Trump supporter drove between the Biden celebration crowd and the Trump protest crowd in downtown Austin on Saturday, as captured on video by Austonia.


The driver shouted at the crowd of celebrating supporters of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

"The future of this country is at stake," she said, while her passenger waved a Trump flag from the window.

In a nationwide trend, the crucifix has become a symbol for some of Trump's most loyal supporters, who believe the president's assertions that the election was unfair. They believe he is being "persecuted," on a level that they compare to the persecution and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

The crucifix is among Christianity's most sacred icons, representing suffering and self-sacrifice for the greater good.

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Eighty-seven providers in Travis County will receive a total of 75,540 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for the week of March 8 as part of the 13th weekly allocation, a nearly 62% increase compared to last week's. The significant increase is largely due to inclusion of the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which received an emergency use authorization from the FDA last weekend.

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Austinites gathered at Huston-Tillotson University on June 7 to protest police brutality. (Emma Freer)

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