On a sunny Sunday afternoon in Austin, Texas, Street Medics Austin responded to a call for support by the organizing group “Students for Revolution“. The aim of the protest was to condemn the decision to reinstate the killers of Alex Gonzales to APD and to push for the killer of Rajan Moonesinghe to be indicted.
The event was also intended to launch a broader movement that demands justice for those we have lost.
The event was a peaceful gathering with only a handful of counter-protestors.
Street Medics Austin responded to the call with five medic volunteers who handed out roughly 75 bottles of water and fruit snacks to the protestors standing in the hot sun. Our volunteers were there to offer first-aid and ensure that the protestors were safe and hydrated.
As Street Medics Austin, we believe in providing medical support and care to those who are involved in exercising their 1st Amendment rights. We strive to make our support accessible to all, regardless of socioeconomic status or political beliefs. We believe that the Austin community should be able to protest, rally, or petition the government in safety and with dignity. We believe that our work is critical to creating a more just and equitable society.
We are calling on other groups who would like our support with their protests and rallies to reach out to us. We are always looking for opportunities to support the community and enable the people of Austin to peaceably assemble.
Additionally, we are calling on anyone who would like to help support our cause with donations or by becoming a volunteer to visit our website. Your support is essential to our work, and we are grateful for any help that we receive.
We are proud to have been able to support this protest at the Texas Capitol in Austin. Our volunteers worked tirelessly throughout the afternoon to ensure that the protestors were safe and hydrated. We invite you to join us in our mission to create a safer environment for protesting, and to empower our community to assert their rights. Together, we can make a difference.