Sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, thousands of people across Texas over the weekend protested police killings of black Americans. While some violent confrontations broke out between police and demonstrators, the vast majority of Texans participated peacefully. Public radio reporters spoke with protestors in several cities about why they chose to attend.
“We’re just trying to promote the power for black people. … We’re tired of getting killed.”
– Joman Simmons, Austin