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IPFS News Link • Texas

Activism, Uncensored: In Texas, Black Second Amendment Protesters Meet J6 Demonstrators

•, By Matt Taibbi

Last weekend, Ford Fischer's News2Share cameras filmed members of the Elmer Geronimo Pratt Gun Club, a group of black self-defense groups, as they held their third annual "Second Amendment Unity March" to the State Capitol in Austin, Texas. They chanted about guns, but also immigration:

"We don't say, 'Hands up, don't shoot.' We say, 'Guns up, shoot back!'"

"Immigration, we don't want none! Get your ass home!"

"What do we want?" CLOSED BORDERS! "When you we want it?" NOW!

"Reparations! Take your ass home! You, you and you! Take your ass home!"

When the marchers reached their destination, they found themselves occupying a space adjacent to the Southern Patriot Council, led by an oft-denounced figure named Eric Braden. The latter group was protesting on behalf of the January 6th defendants. In the above scenes, we see Braden meeting and engaging Elmer Geronimo Pratt leader Nick Bezel. The two briefly seemed to agree on the issue of reparations.

"Let me ask you something," said Bezel. "Do you believe black people should receive reparations for what our ancestors did to build the wealth of this nation, when we were promised restitution — forty acres and a mule — only to have it taken away?"