Protests Across the America

edited May 30 in General
I started this thread to ask anyone in the BM community if they participated or know someone who participated in the protests. I just would like first hand or second hand account of whats going on just to supplement what Im getting everywhere else.  Thank you, stay safe, and for god’s sake, VOTE!!!!!!!!!
MrX
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  • I was in Atlanta for about an hour Friday afternoon just as the crowd started to really form. There was a pretty palpable energy even then, but I regrettably left before the kop cars started burning.
    MrX
  • MichelleMichelle California
    edited May 30
    Peaceful but very active and loud protest in Eureka.  The police are on board with their protest and working with the protestors.  The person filming this and reporting on it is our top news reporter in the city.  https://www.facebook.com/nazyjavid/videos/270483264318625/

    (Edit:  a driver willingly hit one of the protestors and kept driving with the guy on his hood.  Protestors are now starting to disperse at 4:45 pm)
  • JoshuaHeterJoshuaHeter Omaha, NE
    Stay safe, @Michelle!
    Michelle
  • MichelleMichelle California
    edited May 31
    Stay safe, @Michelle!
    I was only there in spirit. :)
    But thanks!

    Edit:  I thought it ended when they dispersed at the end of the video (the link I posted in my comment above), but they just moved to a different block.  It's still happening as of this minute and is getting more tense.
    https://www.facebook.com/lostcoastoutpost/videos/334522267516286/
    https://www.facebook.com/lostcoastoutpost/videos/264353828093769/

    https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2020/may/30/protesters-demonstrating-against-police-brutality/?fbclid=IwAR3xSFbBOWYMkzzgTlRp64xz27T4daH03JSV1GJxdyyQfMpyWSafoTIjS-k

    JoshuaHeter
  • kingbee67kingbee67 Los Angeles Ca.
    edited May 31
    Well here in LA the shit has hit the fan. Melrose was a place I used to go when I was a kid. That Dr Martins shop that burned down. I bought boots there way back. The Adidas store they were looting. I remember going there with my friend Cuem. The Nordstrom’s at the Grove I remember doing a catering job there when they were building it. Strange days indeed.

  • Garthgou81Garthgou81 Placerville, CA
    Michelle said:
    Peaceful but very active and loud protest in Eureka.  The police are on board with their protest and working with the protestors.  The person filming this and reporting on it is our top news reporter in the city.  https://www.facebook.com/nazyjavid/videos/270483264318625/

    (Edit:  a driver willingly hit one of the protestors and kept driving with the guy on his hood.  Protestors are now starting to disperse at 4:45 pm)
    I didn't know you were in Eureka. I was there a handful of months ago for work. But god, that is awful! 
    Michelle
  • bizmarkiefaderbizmarkiefader San Francisco
    This doesn't just go back to normal in a few days. We're at a boiling point

    https://twitter.com/JordanUhl/status/1266917228752056320

  • Kela15Kela15 Malta, Europe
    edited May 31
    Looks like the revolution will be televised after all. Thanks for the updates everyone. Following from Europe. Stay safe.
    Walnut Frey
  • calebthrowercalebthrower South Carolina
    edited May 31
    I told my wife a few days ago, something feels different this time. I think our country is officially broken (not that it hasn't been for a while now honestly). We have zero leadership and people are fed up. Here in SC, a few protests in Columbia and Charleston had moments of violence. It has become quite clear that the Civil War never ended, we just hit pause. The Civil Rights movement never ended, we just hit pause. We have kicked the can down the road for too long and we are reaping the results of that right now.  People don't have jobs to go back to as is typical in these situations. There is a desperation in the air. I don't see this ending any time soon. I think this is a turning point for America, I just don't know which way we will turn. Stay safe out there everyone.
    Eine FrauElisa
  • I told my wife a few days ago, something feels different this time. I think our country is officially broken (not that it hasn't been for a while now honestly). We have zero leadership and people are fed up. Here in SC, a few protests in Columbia and Charleston had moments of violence. It has become quite clear that the Civil War never ended, we just hit pause. The Civil Rights movement never ended, we just hit pause. We have kicked the can down the road for too long and we are reaping the results of that right now.  People don't have jobs to go back to as is typical in these situations. There is a desperation in the air. I don't see this ending any time soon. I think this is a turning point for America, I just don't know which way we will turn. Stay safe out there everyone.
    Sobering thoughts for sure. Thank you
  • MrXMrX CO
    This Twitter thread is worth a read. The police are pumped up, itching for a fight, excited to do their military cosplay thing, agitating the whole situation. I wonder what (who) gives them that idea and that they can get away with it?


    Walnut Frey
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    adobo1148 said:
    Our police chief Acevedo is marching in uniform with the protesters.  Good cops need to do the right thing. 
    adobo1148JoshuaHeterMichelleawookieeElisa
  • fidozfidoz Houston
    cdrive said:
    adobo1148 said:
    Our police chief Acevedo is marching in uniform with the protesters.  Good cops need to do the right thing. 
    When should we start calling him Future Mayor Acevedo?
    cdrive
  • FreddyFreddy Denton, Texas
    There is supposed to be a protest right outside my living room window tonight. I'd say chances of an actual riot breaking out are pretty slim. That being said, there is a Confederate statue in the line of fire. I'm not worried for my safety, but I do live in above a book store in a 120 year old box of kindling. I've decided to pack a small go bag just in case it starts getting heated.
    cdriveMichelleNoelFlukes
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    Freddy said:
    There is supposed to be a protest right outside my living room window tonight. I'd say chances of an actual riot breaking out are pretty slim. That being said, there is a Confederate statue in the line of fire. I'm not worried for my safety, but I do live in above a book store in a 120 year old box of kindling. I've decided to pack a small go bag just in case it starts getting heated.
    Plan your dive. Dive your plan. 
  • MichelleMichelle California
    I was there a handful of months ago for work. But god, that is awful! 
    How long did you stay?  I hope you were able to see some of the more beautiful parts of the city/county. :)

    Another protest is planned for this afternoon/early evening.  Our Target store has closed until tomorrow.  Apparently there were threats made.  It sits just at the end of the freeway as you come south into town, and their parking lot was a destination point for protestors yesterday.  I'm really hoping today's protest remains peaceful and that there is no destruction.
  • MichelleMichelle California
    Freddy said:
    There is supposed to be a protest right outside my living room window tonight. I'd say chances of an actual riot breaking out are pretty slim. That being said, there is a Confederate statue in the line of fire. I'm not worried for my safety, but I do live in above a book store in a 120 year old box of kindling. I've decided to pack a small go bag just in case it starts getting heated.
    Be safe!
  • calebthrowercalebthrower South Carolina
    Freddy said:
    There is supposed to be a protest right outside my living room window tonight. I'd say chances of an actual riot breaking out are pretty slim. That being said, there is a Confederate statue in the line of fire. I'm not worried for my safety, but I do live in above a book store in a 120 year old box of kindling. I've decided to pack a small go bag just in case it starts getting heated.
    Stay safe, Bud!
  • kingbee67kingbee67 Los Angeles Ca.
    edited June 1
    Curfew starts at 6 for my neighborhood. This is my second curfew last time was in 92.

    the curbside looting seems to have a planned method.
    car pulls up looters go in the driver /lookout waits 3 mins and the hits the horn. Goods go in car and they move to next place.
  • fidozfidoz Houston
    I keep reading "How are there no arrest during all this rioting and looting?"

     Well, when the President, Senate and Attorney General have rendered the rule of law null, why should anyone be arrested?
  • Keep us posted, @Freddy. Everyone wants to know you're safe.

    cdriveNoelFlukes
  • MichelleMichelle California
    edited June 1
  • NoelNoel Dallas, TX
    Curfew for downtown Dallas and the surrounding areas from 7pm-6am. The chief of police said that she anticipates it to be in effect for 7 days.

    I apologize for the grainy photo. It’s a screenshot from a story on IG.
    Freddycdrive
  • FreddyFreddy Denton, Texas
    kingbee67 said:
    Curfew starts at 6 for my neighborhood. This is my second curfew last time was in 92.
    They announced a curfew of 9pm-6am starting tonight. Just my neighborhood and a few areas around the government buildings up the street. As of right now about 100 are so protestors are in violation.
    Noel
  • MichelleMichelle California
    edited June 1
    Eureka's local police chief and sheriff speak with protestors and show support & solidarity, just before marching with protestors to another peaceful vigil at the courthouse.
    https://www.facebook.com/RedwoodNews/videos/3160746657320090/
    https://www.facebook.com/northcoastjournal/videos/2645031935784779/
    https://www.facebook.com/RedheadedBlackbelt/videos/1473928902777947/
    Noel
  • LordByLordBy Utah
    edited June 1
    We’re under a curfew in SLC Utah until tomorrow morning. Things got a bit out of hand last night the highlight of which was an old white dude showing up at the protests with an inflammatory “all” lives matter message and brandishing a bow and arrow(s).

    He was absorbed by the crowd and his vehicle was rolled and burned, which is bad, but also justice for perpetrating the whitest response to a racial protest I’ve ever seen.

    Hope everyone stays safe and that the few turning to violence doesn’t undermine the message of the many that this shit should be over, and should have been over for decades.
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