Protests are taking place in Austin on Saturday night, August 1, exactly one week since Garrett Foster was killed in a shooting at an Austin Black Lives Matter protest. Rumors circulated early on that Antifa were planning to “scale buildings” during the protest, while photos circulated of armed conservatives getting ready to counterprotest. Here’s a look at live streams that show exactly what’s happening in Austin tonight.
Please note that since these are live streams, the videos can go down unexpectedly. Most streams will then be replaced with fully rewatchable videos a few minutes after the live-streaming ends.
Downtown Protest Live Streams
These series of live stream videos show what’s happening in downtown Austin on Saturday night. The first live stream below is from Fox 7 Austin.
Mike Marut of KVUE is not live-streaming, but he’s showing periodic videos on Twitter since he’s on the scene.
More bicycle police have arrived on Congress to join a @TravisCoSheriff bus that had APD and DPS officers on it per @Bryce_Newberry. 4th/Congress has reopened to traffic as demonstrators have marched elsewhere. @KVUE pic.twitter.com/crT3PTqsh1
— Mike Marut (@MikeMarutKVUE) August 2, 2020
Note that some of these streams below may have a political slant in one direction or the other, as these mostly aren’t being shared by official news media, but by either independent journalists or people on the scene.
Hiram Gilberto was live-streaming the shooting in Austin last week when Foster was killed. He has been live-streaming off and on all night on Facebook here. The current live stream is below. If the stream is no longer live, check his Facebook here for his current live stream.
A group called “Copwatch ATX” is periodically sharing live streams on their Facebook page here. The most recent stream is below.
A Twitch stream called Woke is sharing streams of multiple feeds in Austin simultaneously, and you can watch those here.
Cesar Rocha was live streaming from downtown, but currently does not have a stream up. You can see his video from earlier below.
Rumors have been circulating that “armed Antifa” were planning to participate in the protests en masse tonight.