Support for racial justice comes to Indianola, Iowa

It is amazing to see thousands of people who have gathered together, marched together to demand the end to structural racism and White superiority that leads to the violence against, the killing of people of color by police. People have turned out daily since the public lynching of George Floyd in Minneapolis, on May 25, 2020.

At the same time the increasing authoritarianism of the president and Republican party has seen a variety of tactics to deny the demonstrators their First Amendment rights.

This evening nearly 100 of us gathered on the streets of Indianola, Iowa. Organized by Indivisible Warren County. Indianola has a population of almost 17,000, 0.10% of whom are black.

More photos I took today can be seen here:!Avb9bFhezZpPiqBEZnvVTZXLiS-l7A?e=xeXhXO

{Addendum] I have written lately about the tension I had been feeling about participating in demonstrations like this. At first, I wrote I felt rather than do so, I should concentrate on my work with indigenous people I have established relationships/friendships with over the past three years. There was a factor I hadn’t written about before involved with that decision, which is I restrict how often and far I travel by car for environmental reasons. I haven’t owned a car for most of my adult life. I was able to walk to this demonstration today, taking care of that objection.

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