Freedom Friday: Crimes Against Humanity
Info for the protests on Friday with Texas Poor People’s Campaign: Join us this Friday, July 28th at the Capitol!
- 4:00-5:45 PM : Vigil held by Nonviolent Austin in front of the Capitol (sidewalk next to 11th St.)
- 6:00-7:00 PM : Protest in front of the Governor’s Mansion
“We are deeply concerned by the events that are taking place at the border. With reports of razor wire being used to stop migrants and refugees from crossing the river, children being denied water in the extreme heat, and five people perishing under these extreme conditions, our campaign and partners are swiftly mobilizing to take a stand against these atrocities. We refuse to stand by and watch innocent people die while the Governor only doubles down on his hateful rhetoric in order to rile up his base. His dehumanizing tactics and “othering” of entire communities only serves to embolden extremists.
We must take a stand against these human rights abuses and demand that Operation Lone Star be shut down! Please help us amplify our voices and build a diverse coalition of people willing to speak up and speak loudly against Operation Lone Star! We will be holding a protest outside the Governor’s mansion this Friday, July 28th at 6 PM CT. The event will feature the voices of impacted folks from the community as well as faith leaders and advocates. We also plan to deliver to the Governor excerpts from the 1998 Rome Statute establishing the International Criminal Court (Rome Statute), the document that reflects the latest consensus among the international community and the United Nations on what constitutes Crimes Against Humanity. We believe that the events unfolding at the border fall in line with these standards.”