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Woke Texas Football Players Demand School
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Posted By: Imright, 6/13/2020 12:31:08 PM

Football players at the University of Texas at Austin have released a lengthy list of demands, urging the university to change the name of buildings on campus — including the stadium — and eliminate “The Eyes of Texas” as the school’s song in the name of inclusivity, claiming the racism that “has historically plagued” the campus.“The recent events across the country regarding racial injustice have brought to light the systemic racism that has always been prevalent in our country as well as the racism that has historically plagued our campus,” Texas Longhorns players said in a statement released on Friday.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: droopydog 6/13/2020 12:36:14 PM (No. 443480)
Well, it's official, the left wrecks everything.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: brother ram 6/13/2020 12:41:26 PM (No. 443486)
Saw Varsity's horns off . . . . all of you Aggie fans will know the reference.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: TXknitter 6/13/2020 12:41:51 PM (No. 443488)
I do not know one single Texan familiar with what is happening at all (all) our major Texas universities that is surprised by this move. Anybody ready to fight yet??
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack 6/13/2020 12:45:47 PM (No. 443492)
How about ANTIFA providing all their scholarships?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rumblehog 6/13/2020 12:47:32 PM (No. 443494)
Where is it stated in the Bible anything regarding "racism?" The Bible makes clear there are only TWO races on this earth - Gentile and Jew, period. Get over your stupidity and play football, else lose your blasted scholarships.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ret.TxLeo 6/13/2020 12:51:08 PM (No. 443498)
Those precious little snowflakes. All those years of people telling them how special they are, lifting them to idol worship status ... that they can do no wrong. Newsflash boys, 90 % of you won't amount to much after you leave UT. Less than half of you graduate, maybe 10 % might get a try out for the NFL ...maybe. Some of those names you are trying to eliminate contributed a lot of money, endowments, etc in order for you to have a place to play ball. Your self inflated ego...can't get you through life. Ask Ricky Williams.....
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Reply 7 - Posted by: SALady 6/13/2020 12:53:21 PM (No. 443503)
I was a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan for 50 years until the entire team (including owner and coaches) marched to the 50 yard line and knelt together in "solidarity" with the racist thug players disrespecting our flag, country, and first responders. I haven't watched a second of the NFL since then. But I still had college football. And, of course, was a die-hard UT Longhorn fan for over 50 years. But the lie-berals have now destroyed that. These players are spoiled brats who get a free ride to attend school at a premier university, and who get to play on a team that very few players get the opportunity to even dream of. For them to be making "demands" is obscene and pure evil!!!! I would hope the university would pull their scholarships and expel them, even if it meant wasting this football season. But, sadly, this is uber-lie-beral UT, so they will probably do exactly what they are demanding. But I won't know, because I am officially done with football on all levels, I guess I will have a lot of extra time on Saturdays to get actual important stuff done. Works for me!!!!!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: john56 6/13/2020 12:55:00 PM (No. 443506)
Last i checked the largest univ athletic program in US (UT) hasn't won a fb title since 2005 and other sports haven't done well either. Maybe its the athletes and the coaches and their UT entitlement philosophy and not the fight song or the stadium name.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: mizzmac 6/13/2020 12:56:57 PM (No. 443510)
#6: Or Vince Young.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: TLCary 6/13/2020 12:57:22 PM (No. 443512)
DEMANDS! So many headlines with so many demands. America does votes and rule of law, not demands (unless you are holding a hostage or planted a bomb). Dictators, monarchs, extortionists... The Great American Experiment is the alternative to all those who demand. OH!, and people stealing flatscreens and burning down businesses brings a lot to light and none of it is systemic racism. Statistics would bring systemic racism to light, and they all do the exact opposite.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: mseegal 6/13/2020 12:58:13 PM (No. 443516)
When hell freezes!! Easy solution. Defund sports for a couple of years; then re-sign everyone with a contract requiring respect for ALL people, because ALL lives matter! Add a clause about respecting the flag of our nation, too.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: stablemoney 6/13/2020 12:58:43 PM (No. 443517)
Defund the universitities. All they are giving us is people that want to get rid of us and our traditions.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: moebellini3 6/13/2020 1:00:18 PM (No. 443519)
Time to tell these players no names are changing and the inmates are not running the asylum. Time to give the players the schools demands. If you don't like our school or our programs, leave. Go find another university hat you can run. If these morons want to destroy the gifts that keep giving then go to another country. Time to end this insanity. This is not about Texas University, this is about our country. Time to tell these anarchists to leave the university and they will be replaced with kids who want to play. This whole insurrection has to end now. Got it.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: earlybird 6/13/2020 1:06:45 PM (No. 443528)
This is being fomented by a black player, Brennan Eagles. Although he just finished his sophomore year, his age is not revealed anywhere. Read this article about him. "To understand Brennan Eagles, understand where he's been”
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Reply 15 - Posted by: earlybird 6/13/2020 1:07:50 PM (No. 443530)
(Hit submit too soon) This has a very astroturfy scent...
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Reply 16 - Posted by: bad-hair 6/13/2020 1:09:10 PM (No. 443532)
Well when you get to the NFL, one in 600 of you, you can kneel for the national anthem and I STILL won't vare that you can catch a ball.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: seamusm 6/13/2020 1:11:24 PM (No. 443537)
Re-read the 'Eyes of Texas' lyrics - what the H do they object to?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Safari Man 6/13/2020 1:11:27 PM (No. 443538)
I demand the football players attend class and learn something.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Heraclitus 6/13/2020 1:21:42 PM (No. 443544)
Inmates running another asylum. Administrators need to administer. They need to take control of these multimillions dollar enterprises. Lay down the rules, stand by them. DO this a few times, and the children will become less stompy-footed and clenched-fist whiners. Add to this, if you're going to attend a guest speake's event, they are to be respected and listened to, or don't go. Respect others who do attend. Learn to develop intellect and reasoning ability, shouting down and screaming and sticking fingers in ears are indications of laziness and ignorance.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: earlybird 6/13/2020 1:25:54 PM (No. 443548)
If Brennan Eagles isn’t a BLM plant, a pawn, I am Catherine the Great….
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Reply 21 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 6/13/2020 1:34:34 PM (No. 443557)
These clowns will keep demanding more and more until some adult tells them to sit down and shut up.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: RuckusTom 6/13/2020 1:45:49 PM (No. 443566)
Revoke their scholarships.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: ajaxliquor 6/13/2020 1:46:45 PM (No. 443568)
It’s simple, really. Disband the football team, the season, and the university gendarmes. How long have we heard it and how seldom do we see it in action except for burning forests, “Fight fire with fire.” They bring a knife. We bring a gun, etc.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Ribicon 6/13/2020 1:46:53 PM (No. 443569)
The agitators hate things names after white people who achieved enough in life to merit great recognition, and instead demand statues made by People of Color and buildings named after people who achieved being BLACK. They can't begin to grasp the hypocrisy. FTA: "More notably, the players requested Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium to be renamed after Julius Whittier, the first black football payer at UT."
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Reply 25 - Posted by: F15 Gork 6/13/2020 2:10:33 PM (No. 443591)
Give em an inch and they’ll take a mile - we’re doomed.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: 1976Ag 6/13/2020 2:25:54 PM (No. 443603)
Check again #8. t.u. is not the largest athletic program in Texas. The most valuable program in worth and in revenue is Texas A&M. I do not think you will see our War Hymn changed or Kyle Field re-named. Of course with idiocy increasing in the US nothing is certain.....
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Reply 27 - Posted by: kreeger 6/13/2020 2:35:10 PM (No. 443608)
These morons have just turned a lifelong Longhorn fan into an aggie.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: another_clinton 6/13/2020 2:37:31 PM (No. 443610)
I remember Bill Walton talking to John Wooten after UCLA's first national championship. Walton had grown long hair and beard. Wooten told him to get a haircut and shave before practice. Walton said "What are you going to do if I dont coach". Wooten told Walton that he wished him success with whatever team he played for this upcoming season. Needless to say, Walton shaved and got a haircut.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: marbles 6/13/2020 3:12:58 PM (No. 443631)
I read the words to the song. Help me, what was the " racist " part? People that see everything through the prism of race with consider everything to be racist.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: padiva 6/13/2020 3:24:03 PM (No. 443635)
The last line is 'Til Gabriel blows his horn.' That line might be too religious for some people.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: DVC 6/13/2020 3:27:28 PM (No. 443638)
Get rid of these mouthy ingrates.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: NYbob 6/13/2020 4:00:24 PM (No. 443677)
Tweeeeeet! Ok, just for that, 20 more laps. Oh right, that was the old world.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: fayebeck 6/13/2020 4:16:59 PM (No. 443702)
No comment. I've been told by some tough Texas folk that they are perfectly capable and willing to take care of the situations. And that's just the women.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: LeeBertie 6/13/2020 4:28:12 PM (No. 443708)
They accepted money to play a game for this RACIST university? Are they capable of understanding that they are complicit in protesting the RACISM which they are profiting from? Few of them are truly students who are willing to actually benefit from the free college education they were given the opportunity to receive.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Nimby 6/13/2020 5:15:54 PM (No. 443743)
Shut down the football program and tell them to take a hike.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: XCenturion 6/13/2020 5:26:26 PM (No. 443749)
Here's a thought. Rather than the Texas Longhorns the school can cave and change the name of their mascot to the Looters or Anarchists!
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Reply 37 - Posted by: OK state mom 6/13/2020 5:28:35 PM (No. 443751)
From what I've read it is not the lyrics to "The Eyes of Texas" but that the song was originally sung by minstrels in black face. The only people who would remember this song being sung by minstrels are among the very very elderly. I'm 67 years old and I don't remember it. I remember learning the song in 2nd grade along with Texas Our Texas. We would sing BOTH with wild abandon. Revoke their scholarships. Do not touch the song or the name of the stadium.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: watashiyo 6/13/2020 6:10:49 PM (No. 443779)
If only they can READ. A life of illiterates and their obsessions with their balls.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: john56 6/13/2020 6:14:07 PM (No. 443781)
Even though the SEC network is pretty successful, Texas A&M only gets a share of its revenue. The University of Texas has the Longhorn Network that brings in $30 million a year or more and they don't share it with anyone (which is partly why the Big 12 has only 10 teams and is the 5 in the Big 5 conferences. Used to be UT and Ohio State were the most profitable college athletic programs; probably Alabama and a few others have joined that group. That's why UT athletics thinks their stuff don't stink and they don't have to work hard. And then folks beat them.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: earlybird 6/13/2020 6:43:31 PM (No. 443803)
It seems that their beef with “The Eyes of Texas” is - now get this….slowly….: In about 1903, a song called “I’ve Been Working On the Railroad” was performed by minstrel group. It is now on the Cancel Culture list. Its music was used for “The Eyes of Texas”, which makes that a song to be cancelled as well. There are no words. Well there are, but not here. This Brennan Eagles is aiming to be Kaepernick. He has a long way to go. Into the same blind alley. I would shut down the football program for 2020 because of COVID-19…. and maybe other sports that these whiners are involved in.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 6/13/2020 6:45:29 PM (No. 443804)
#2::::: Short!
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Reply 42 - Posted by: lakerman1 6/13/2020 9:50:57 PM (No. 443907)
Back around 1970, outside agitators convinced the black players for Syracuse University football that the SU coach, Ben Schwartzwalder, was racist. He was not, having recruited Jimmy Brown, Ernie Davis (the first black to receive the Heisman trophy,) and Floyd Little. Coach S. as he was known, was a tough former paratrooper in WWII, and treated all of his players equally. He was tough. Period. Several of the black players quit the team, and disappeared forever. no other college team went through the black outside agitator stuff in 1970. I suspect that a whole lot of teams, this year, will be invaded by those modern day black agitators. jimmy Brown and Floyd Little returned to campus to support Coach S. ernie Davis didn't make it - he died of leukemia in 1962, after being picked up by the Cleveland Browns. He and Jimmy Brown would have been the greatest two running backs ever to play together.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: MickTurn 6/13/2020 11:46:36 PM (No. 443966)
Woke = Entitled to anything. Sorry Lefties, YOU ARE NOT SPECIAL!
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Reply 44 - Posted by: dirtyjersey 6/13/2020 11:49:53 PM (No. 443967)
The usual “not here in Texas” comments have grown old. Texans need to understand that things have changed, and not for the better. Either punish this obvious insubordination or learn to accept it forever.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: TXknitter 6/14/2020 12:49:42 AM (No. 443991)
Understand even at Texas A&M, you get the federal money and you will do many things you are pressured or told to do. Its why private Christian universities do NOT take their money!
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Reply 46 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 6/14/2020 2:19:30 AM (No. 444034)
#38 Quote of the week.This is what happens when you pay uneducated fools more than brain surgeons and rocket scientist.
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Reply 47 - Posted by: JJLizzie 6/14/2020 3:18:22 AM (No. 444050)
Will this actually happen or will the players be denied? I would think most of the TX fans would not be happy.
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Reply 48 - Posted by: mifla 6/14/2020 7:13:03 AM (No. 444110)
There's that word "demand" again.
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Reply 49 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 6/14/2020 7:14:17 AM (No. 444112)
Why are they not woke former Texas football players?
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Reply 50 - Posted by: GO3 6/14/2020 8:55:34 AM (No. 444203)
#6 is right, and it's done from an early age. To wit, schools in Texas for grades 6-12 don't like to hire teachers. They prefer to hire coaches first, then let the coach teach one class to make it legit. A retired teacher put it this way: You need to be certified to teach PE, but any damn fool is allowed to coach.
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Reply 51 - Posted by: redraider 6/14/2020 10:42:13 AM (No. 444300)
AD Chris Del Conte, and a few of the big cigars who support athletics in Austin.....need to have a come to Jesus meeting with these social justice warriors. Might wanna' sit 'em down......'splain how ECO 101 works. They enjoy the privilege's of playing football for the 'Horns.....because of the generosity of the folks they now despise. I think it would be appropriate to tell each player ( and his/her parent(s) ).....individually....what the value of room, board, tuition, books, fee's, at their institution. As well as the value of a diploma. If their consciences won't let them toil and struggle under the oppressive conditions in Austin? Release 'em from their schollies. They can check out the opportunities at Prairie View, or TSU. Places where they might be more "aligned" with the political culture of the campus.
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Reply 52 - Posted by: heartlandconservative 6/14/2020 11:40:17 AM (No. 444369)
University admins are not interested in education, follow the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$, thats where the interest is.
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The Boy Scouts of America announced Monday that it is adding a new “diversity and inclusion” merit badge in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement, saying it will be required by young members to achieve the highest rank of Eagle Scout. The organization said in a letter to scouting families that it would be implementing mandatory diversity and inclusivity training for employees and volunteers, among other changes in the wake of the George Floyd protests. “There is no place for racism—not in Scouting and not in our communities. Racism will not be tolerated,” the letter stated.
The Left’s Premature Revolution 34 replies
Posted by Magnante 6/16/2020 5:02:49 AM Post Reply
There an evergreen adage in the world of business, politics and entertainment: “Timing is Everything.” (snip) The key to triggering this transformation was to be a spark in the form of another white police killing of an unarmed black man and the unleashing of the dogs of violence and intimidation throughout the country, culminating in the subsequent acquiescing by the ruling class to virtually all demands of the radical left in order to ensure peace. But the tragedy that befell George Floyd came too soon, as the timing and circumstances were not yet in place for this master plan to succeed.
House Democrats set to vote
next week on DC statehood
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Posted by Imright 6/17/2020 7:14:41 AM Post Reply
House Democrats announced Tuesday that they will hold a vote on DC statehood next week — in what likely will be the first time a chamber of Congress approves making the nation’s capital city the 51st state.The bill is expected to pass easily on June 26 with overwhelming Democratic support. But it will die just as surely with opposition in the Senate from Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.Democratic leaders and DC officials announced the vote at a press conference. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: I Want
Colin Kaepernick To ‘Help Us, Guide
Us’ On Social Issues
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Posted by Imright 6/16/2020 10:56:52 PM Post Reply
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said during an interview on Tuesday that he wants a team to sign former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and that if Kaepernick does not make it back on the field then he is invited to the “table” to “help” and “guide” the NFL on social issues.“Well, listen, if he wants to resume his career in the NFL, then obviously it’s going to take a team to make that decision,” Goodell said during an interview with ESPN. “But I welcome that, support a club making that decision and encourage them to do that.“If his efforts are not on the field but continuing to work in this space,
After listening to the Black
community, we’re making a change
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Posted by Ribicon 6/16/2020 1:44:48 PM Post Reply
We are making an important change today in our writing style. When referring to a culture, ethnicity or group of people from the African diaspora we will use “Black,” with an uppercase B. We are making this change to NJ Advance Media’s style guide to acknowledge and respect the word represents a people with shared cultures and experiences, and not a color. Black, we believe, should be used like other identifiers, such as “Asian,” “Latino” or “African American.” We also will continue to use “African American” in stories when warranted, as “African American” and “Black” aren’t always interchangeable.
Ghana Minister Invites African-Americans
to Re-settle in Africa If They
Feel Unwanted in the U.S.
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Posted by Ketchuplover 6/16/2020 12:47:39 PM Post Reply
The debate about race following the killing of George Floyd has reverberated across the Atlantic Ocean, spurring the tourism minister of Ghana to appeal to its diaspora, including in the U.S., to "leave where you are not wanted," and return home. (snip) "We continue to open our arms and invite all our brothers and sisters home. Ghana is your home. Africa is your home. We have our arms wide open ready to welcome you home. "Please take advantage, come home, build a life in Ghana. You do not have to stay where you are not wanted forever, you have a
Seattle Installs Concrete Barriers to Protect
#CHAZ #CHOP Armed Leftist Occupation
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Posted by Imright 6/16/2020 5:33:43 PM Post Reply
The government of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) on Tuesday installed concrete barriers on city streets on the boundaries of the area occupied by armed leftists to prevent vehicles from entering. One lane is reported to be left open to allow access by emergency vehicles. Police will not be allowed in except to respond to life-threatening crimes. The concrete barriers are encased in plywood so occupiers can paint the new barricades with slogans and ‘art’.(Photo)
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