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Police brutality in Texas

In Austin, a liberal bastion, protests force another reckoning with racism, segregation

Although Austin was not the only city in Texas to have protests, the death of Michael Ramos there brought out tensions that have long plagued the city, a place that is recognized for its moments of progressivism yet has deep-rooted racial biases.

Graffiti on the Austin Police headquarters during the George Floyd protest on May 30, 2020.
Austin police officers look towards protesters after firing tear gas at the crowd on May 30, 2020.
Protesters marched against the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers on May 31, 2020.

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