Join us in PROTEST of the Confederate Memorial in Orange, Texas:
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10
location: Confederate Memorial of the Wind (Google map)
time: 3 p.m. until sundown
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The following dispatch comes via Repurpose organizer Jeremy Parzen.
Yesterday at 3:00 p.m. sharp, I stood at the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and U.S. Interstate 10 with two black women in Orange, Texas. We were the first to gather at a protest of the recently erected Confederate monument there. We were the only ones who had arrived at that point.
A pick-up truck with two men in it pulled up to the light and rolled down the passenger’s window. The driver, a large white man with light facial hair and a baseball cap, motioned for me to approach the truck. He then asked me what we were doing there.
“We are protesting the Confederate monument,” I replied. “We feel it is offensive to the community. We would like for the site to be re-purposed.”
“Get the f— out of here,” he yelled at me menacingly. “Get the f— out of here,” he shouted again, raising his voice even louder with an extremely aggressive tone.
He rolled up the window as he stomped on the gas and sped away.
Welcome to our new site: Repurpose the Confederate Memorial of the Wind in Orange, Texas.
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