White Lives Matter, counter-protests continue at State Capitol in Texas

Clashing protests continue at the State Capitol, Nov. 19. (KXAN Photo / Todd Bynum)
Clashing protests continue at the State Capitol, Nov. 19. (KXAN Photo / Todd Bynum)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A clashing protest at the Texas Capitol has gathered hundreds of people Saturday.

According to Austin Police, over 300 made up of White Lives Matter and a counter protest began around noon.

Austin Police and the Texas Department of Public Safety are at the scene in riot gear and on mounted patrol.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Saturday’s White lives matter demonstration was scheduled just after the dedication of the Texas African-American History Memorial on the south lawn of the Capitol; a move the organizer says is purely coincidental. The memorial honors African-American Texans and their contributions to our state.

Meanwhile, the anti-fascism counter protests turned out to counter the White Lives Matter protest with online posts explaining they didn’t want to give the white lives protest a platform.

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