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Police brutality in Texas

Austin protesters clash with police in the wake of Garrett Foster's death

Saturday marked another night of demonstrations against police brutality in Austin, but tensions were heightened because of last week's shooting death of Garrett Foster, a 28-year-old protester, by a man who has not been charged.

Armed protesters guard the memorial to Garrett Foster, who was shot and killed during a protest against police brutality in Austin last weekend.
State Police in riot gear form a line along Congress Ave. and advance towards protesters to remove them from the street during clashes between police and protesters in downtown Austin on Aug. 1, 2020.
Armed protest sympathizers ride in the back of a pickup truck from a rally on the University of Texas campus to a memorial for Garrett Foster in downtown Austin, minutes after hearing of clashes between protesters and police.
A man with a sniper rifle slung over his shoulder stands among protesters who have gathered at the Garrett Foster memorial in downtown Austin on Aug. 1, 2020.
A protester confronts police in riot gear in downtown Austin on August 1, 2020.
Mounted officers from the Austin Police Department clash with protesters on the corner of Fourth St. and Congress Ave. in downtown Austin on Aug. 1, 2020.
Mounted officers from APD ride towards protesters on the corner of Fourth St. and S. Congress Ave in downtown Austin on Aug. 1, 2020.
Heavily armed state police in downtown Austin on Aug. 1, 2020.
State police in riot gear block protesters from gathering in the street in downtown Austin on Aug. 1, 2020.
A protester armed with a baseball bat kneels in the street with fist upraised as protesters clashed with police in downtown Austin on Aug. 1, 2020.
Members of the far right ‘Proud boys’ militia stood across S. Congress Ave from the Garret Foster memorial in downtown Austin, and watched as protesters clashed with police on August 1, 2020.
A woman in zip-tie handcuffs waits to be loaded onto a bus after being arrested during protests against police brutality in downtown Austin on Aug. 1, 2020.
Police load arrested protesters into a Travis County Sheriff’s Department bus. Several protestors were arrested after clashes with police in riot gear in downtown Austin on August 1, 2020.
A police officer sprays a protester with pepper spray as demonstrators clash with police in riot gear in downtown Austin on August 1, 2020.
Protesters clash with police in riot gear in downtown Austin on August 1, 2020.

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