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Photo Gallery: Black Lives Matter Protests in Texas

Supporters gather to hear speakers at Houston City Hall following a march to honor the memory of George Floyd in downtown Houston on June 2, 2020.

After George Floyd died at the hands of police in Minneapolis on May 25, protests condemning police brutality and racial inequality have reverberated across the nation. “This George Floyd moment is different,” the San Antonio Express-News editorial board recently wrote. “Never has the death of one person stirred the conscience of this nation and mobilized so many into daily, nonviolent, multiracial and multigenerational protests.”

In Texas, demonstrations and vigils took place all over the state—from major cities like Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio to smaller ones including Marfa, Lubbock, and Odessa. We’ve seen a historic civil rights rally in Vidor, which we once described as Texas’s “most hate-filled town”; protesters on horseback in Houston; and a big shift in how local demonstrations are being approached by police. Every day, Texans continue to march for Floyd—as well as Breonna Taylor, Mike Ramos, Ahmaud Arbery, and others.

To capture this pivotal moment in history, we compiled compelling images from across the state.

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Tags: Criminal Justice, George Floyd
Tags: Criminal Justice, George Floyd

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  • cindy lee

    I wish the rest of Texas would remember the Panhandle exists. Amarillo had marchers, too.

  • PeterTx52

    one photo of a fire when in fact there was lots of looting and rioting. this is why many people dont trust the media to honestly report events

    • Susan Rayburn

      Jesus Christ. There are many other media outlets. Go read some and shut the Hell up.

    • rocks911

      Typical Texan

  • In 2019 there were 9 unarmed black men killed by cops,19 white ones,out of over 10 million arrests.Meanwhile,over 8000 black men were killed by other black men.I guess those black lives didn’t matter.

    • rocks911

      Source?

  • rocks911

    I worked for 3 decades in a Dallas suburb Fire Department. It is the most bigoted and racist place I have ever been.
    We will know that municipalities are serious about reform when we start to hear from administrators why they hire and retain racists. The problem is racist management.

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