Protesters gather outside governor's mansion
Protesters gathered on Saturday in Raleigh outside of the governor's mansion.
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And we understand that we must demand justice in the form of you telling a ski and 68 also making sure that we have justice for families who are experiencing loss and grieving and depression and under and sadness and who are out there every day with those protesting and sleeping on the streets, the learning justice for their loved ones. So we're out here trying to envision the country that we want for ourselves and reflecting on that on this Fourth of July while simultaneously understanding people's pains with how America hasn't followed through with its promise. But Mokin sugar demanding justice said that we insurance. So do you want to go back five days? Is it mainly because of 168? Or there are two main power behind our 168 justice for the families? Because we feel that, given that the family had now become a part of our community way hurt in there. Wayne one is vetoed on social Maharaj. God doesn't justice. Byron Hinton's flooded He Collins, his mother, you know, after holding his mother, didn't have justice. Then we're not really doing here to weigh, have just call the thing. The thing I mean it is July. You better vote. There are to be flags are drinking their beer. Are they all doing so? I don't think that there necessarily in the wrong I recognized that people haven't necessarily woken up to the reality. Some people have woken up to that reality in our we're doing those things because it makes them forget about orders actually taking place in our country right now. But at the end of the day were more thinking about the America that we want to create. Recognize that those people are included in this America. Ultimately, we're trying to get them to understand what a better America would look like in a world where we're all felt as if fighting for our neighbors and fighting and other one another versus some people being able to live in, keep on other people, living without peace in the demanding that there. And I guess my last question I have for you, How are you using this holiday to focus on your car? That s once exciting getting justice for the families. You very to be celebrating, you know? How are you taking advantage of this way? So we are working on a paper down there in which he talked about how it is important and so crucial, especially how we use our voices to create the country way are all frustrated. We are are really all title upset and all those schools are valid. But it is important that we take advantage of this community on this movement to channel those emotions into positive action and change on creating the community on the state and the city, in the world, in the country, what we want for ourselves. So we're thinking about how we can do that in the long term. Were also we also have been engaging in various actions throughout the day, making sure that people are understanding that we're all here for calling so home a drop in time on concern. I'm so those narratives are very much one because it's demanding justice while we have once a direct threat, there are people who have been begging for justice for years on her, but no on my feet, a direct threat to our democracy. This right here is that we're sleeping outside the governor's mansion and he hasn't said anything about it is a direct response to the black lives matter. And we don't want people Teoh somehow I don't know that I know that I did some people writing something on a long white. Yeah, that's what it is here. So talk a lot about what, 17 76 minutes and realistically, what that meant, what we've been taught. It's our men and hoping with that reality and understanding that if we want to create a country in which all contribute, feel loved by it, that we have to put out long. So that's what we're trying to do. And we're being intentional about thinking about the world that we want for ourselves, because we understand that years from now people are going to need to occupy those legislative seats. We're hoping that they could be from this community, and we're hoping that this right here is fostering a new democratic system in which people are dealing listen to. So we're tryingto like way, know that be outdoors, tiring. It's depressing, like it's physically and mentally mostly exhausting. And what to use to go not to focus on got but the focus on how much good we've done and where we're moving in the future for the country. Thank you very much. Warrant. All right, be safe out here. Can I get your card again? Yeah, I just really like, I don't know. I went home and thought about like what he said was saying like has a person of probably like you know how you like way? Appreciate it, Thank you very much. Take care. You got it. I think there's Let's go. I think it was like something like smoke bad looking like, uh, way to be able to put it out here. There's a 1,000,000 things Teoh government pick would have ever passing to read it. Distilleries in the names of people who were murdered understand the struggles of being black first in North Carolina, in America, in general, you know, use this time to educate yourself on things you might not be super knowledgeable about, because we're all out here for one you know, under kind of one big reason. You know, we all have, like, minds, and I understand the things that really fucked up right now, But there's always more than you can brew. There's always more that you can learn. There's always more to understand, you know, speak to someone used Google. Just do anything to become more knowledgeable about you know, the reasons why we're out here and if you haven't If you're new here just walking up, make sure to sign the petitions that air in no bios of the end people on social media. So if you haven't done that, go on instagram and go on n dot c dot born on, then fell out the petitions under the Link tree that's in there Vairo as well as on Twitter and that's N c. Born underscore the simplest things that you can do that really could spark some real systemic change. You want to reopen. The case is off the people who were killed by RPG and we want to get Roy Keane courts a veto. Espoo on 68 So just use this time to really do whatever you can you know, be for the cause, but also enjoying yourself. Keeping yourself safe and enjoying all the resource is that we have out here. So play music. Just do whatever you can. Also real quick place that sweet I told you about earlier. About governing. Cooper about independence? A. All the bullshit. Make sure if you have Twitter, go on like go on Twitter and go on his profile of its official NC governor, official, official, etc. underscore, Governor. Okay. And see underscored government everything. And, like, just blow that shit up. Like, say, the names of the save the names of the take se video SB 168 Do whatever you have to do to, like, use your platform for the right reason, OK? Because we're not gonna let him act like we don't exist. We're not gonna We're not gonna let him act like we're not out here sleeping in the streets and changing no justice, no peace or nothing. So please like Twitter if you have it calling. The petition has over 20,000 signatures taken roughly. Get more of the other ones, don't have as many. And so we want you to go to that ring. I believe it's literally rate trees God, or like no. Okay, so if you don't have social mobile and he's gonna go to it, it's link L i N k t R period e slash and see Born So not true dot com anything like that. It's link i n k t r and then the dot e salutary with the doctor tune our in the first e slash N. C. Born that I put up the links to fight those five different petitions. Please sign all of them because it makes a difference. And we need as many signatures as possible stopping sub Also want to take this community space to allow this mouth to be open about y'all expressing how has been feeling out here sleeping here but also protesting for this long? If you have any art you would like to share with any talent is about to share with we would love to hear it. One of prophecy. Stand up jokes. Boom. Got Robbie got talent. All we want to hear from you have something that you want to share. This is a place where you feel comfortable to do so we can, like, pretend a lot of your jokes will just put a thumbs down so that you don't. But no, seriously. Come. God, just might. This make is yours. This is the opportunity to speak to your stream. We're taking our country back. We're reclining our country today, so this is our country. We need to hear our voices, please. Right right here on this dinner. What's one? It's too much like we need so much more and yeah, that being said, I'm gonna look my check My check. Mike, I just came back from a little mission. Little direct action. I love seeing off these new faces out here. I love seeing all this many people. I mean, if you look at the numbers we started out with this week during the first day of occupation first night, we don't have enough. It was only like 10 of us. An RPG came and put us in chains. What? The money will come out here. The safer we are, the money will come out here. The more commendable spread, the more you come out here, the stronger this movement gets. And the more pressure put on people that were recruited, the more they will have to listen. Because we will demand justice. Stop to justice. Well, obviously my name is Justin. Not here, like but you. No. But while we live is realized, I haven't had much time to practice decorated. I haven't had much time for those times. You haven't been able to know. I love you know what? Do you work out here going? But what you know about love match my car? No president wouldn't invest there for one. Like what? John Cooper. I want to come out looking. I'm gonna cross. No, Chris. Murder Mary moved Captain 20 home? No, if you what? A black cop. I'm still coming to the bags. You kind of suck you tear gas. £12 with a spray. Next, they can come back to say he'll shot there after a year later. Breast. Keep talking. Seven shots with that for years.