Austin’s historic Paramount Theater has updated its marquee to show solidarity with ongoing protests decrying the death of George Floyd and police brutality against black Americans.
The marquee was updated to read “Black lives matter” sometime after Saturday’s protests, which saw a large crowd demonstrating in front of Austin Police Department headquarters, several small fires set and traffic stopped on I-35 after the highway was occupied by demonstrators.
A post on the theater’s Instagram reads: “We're grieving. Now is the time when everyone must stand up. Engage. Talk. Read. Share. Donate. VOTE. Take action. Black Lives Matter.”View this post on Instagram
We're grieving. Now is the time when everyone must stand up. Engage. Talk. Read. Share. Donate. VOTE. Take action. Black Lives Matter. : @bellsandwhistlesatx
Protesters marched past the marquee Sunday during a second day of protests when a large crowd made its way from the Texas Capitol to Austin City Hall and again occupied I-35.
Keep up with the American-Statesman’s coverage of the ongoing protests here.
PHOTOS: Protesters gather at Austin police headquarters Saturday afternoon