White Lives Matter supporters protested on the Texas State Capitol grounds on Saturday afternoon November 19th. Black Lives Matter supporters responded with a protest of their own and outnumbered the White Lives Matters supporters.
The words of Charles Albert Tindley’s “We Shall Overcome” pierced through the crisp winter air Sunday evening as Reverend Carmarion Anderson sang to remind a crowd of students and Austinites of the 24 trans lives lost in the U.S. since January at the 2016 Austin Transgender Day of Remembrance.
The Texas African American History Memorial was unveiled Saturday morning at the South Grounds of the Texas State Capitol, culminating a 20-year-long journey since the project was approved by the Texas Legislature.
Church hymns and angry shouts intermingled in front of the Texas Capitol on Saturday afternoon, as the unveiling of the Texas African American History Memorial statue was celebrated at the same time as a White Lives Matter rally was held 200 feet away.
The defense attorney for Meechaiel Criner, the 18-year-old charged with the murder of UT dance freshman Haruka Weiser in April, said he is waiting for DNA results that have been delayed by the Austin Police Department’s DNA lab backlog.