There is some pretty solid evidence now that the whole DCblackout thing was a hoax. Internet traffic monitoring never showed a cutoff, and local BLM sources confirm this.
source on net traffic:
Be careful about what you just boost or rebroadcast without question, especially on twitter, there is a lot of bot activity spreading misinfo in the trending tags for example.
Don't fall for the "kneeling cops" thing. I'm seeing multiple reports that immediately after kneeling for the photo, the cops beat the shit out of people.
As the link says, stay away from bridges, underpasses, and tunnels where you can be easily kettled. (I remember a particularly terrifying moment in montreal when I watched the police herd the head of our protest under a bridge. I peeled off as soon as I saw it.)
Protest resource, please boost
Do No Harm Coalition is hosting an online street medic bridge training on Wednesday. If you're a medical professional who wants the tools needed to help with what's going on sign up, if not share it for those who are
@stolas "Greg Hoeft of Janesville brought 12 boxes of bees to the event.
The bees were on a trailer that he towed into the post office parking lot, just behind the protestors.
Hoeft, whose name was on the side of the bee boxes, posted his plans on Facebook: “The riot control bees are in their holding yard waiting to clear the streets of Janesville and keep peace to this county. I’m willing to bring them in and kick them over if things get out of control.”
Your stereotypical counter-culture renegade with a penchant for the macabre.
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