Yesterday's protests in Austin brought out University of Texas football players. Players marched arm-in-arm with others from Royal-Memorial Stadium to the State Capitol to demonstrate against police brutality in the seventh day of Austin protests.
#BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/LPhRGm86ut— Texas Football (@Texas Football)1591328331.0
The players wore all black with face coverings and had nine minutes of silence in commemoration of George Floyd, the black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for nine minutes. The players were accompanied by UT Police.
Thank you @TexasLonghorns for inviting us to take the walk with you. https://t.co/C9FOf4lP4E— UT Austin Police (@UT Austin Police)1591319172.0
Since the death of George Floyd, the official UT football Twitter and Instagram accounts have posted support for the black community, including participating in #BlackOutTuesday, an initiative to pause business this past week to recognize those affected by police brutality.
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Increased police, an adjourned Legislature and boarded-up storefronts: Austin preps for Inauguration Day protests
After supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in a deadly riot last week, the FBI circulated an internal bulletin warning of armed protests being held at all 50 state capitols at least until Inauguration Day.
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