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(Photo Gallery) Social justice caravan parades through Hays County

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The parked caravan waits outside the Hays County Government Center as protestors gather to listen to speakers, Friday, July 17, 2020, in San Marcos.

Advocacy organizations Mano Amiga, Mothers 4 Black Lives and Where We Thrive organized a caravan that traveled through San Marcos, Kyle and Lockhart to shed light on local historical Ku Klux Klan activity and unify these communities in the fight for racial equality and justice.
Participants in the caravan first gathered at Eddie Durham Park to hear from Texas State English professor Dr. Elvin Holt. The caravan then heard about what speakers found to be a mishandling of arrested individuals with insufficient bail funds within the Hays County booking system and Hays County Magistrate Judge Ben Moore’s perceived lack of ethics outside the Hays County Government Center.
The Caravan made its way to Mary Kyle Hartson Park to commemorate replacing the Hays High School mascot. The social justice convoy ended outside the Caldwell County Courthouse anticipating the removal of the confederate memorial standing on the courthouse lawn.
 

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  • Desyre Collier shares her experiences attending grade and secondary school in the city of Kyle, Friday, July 17, 2020, at Mary Kyle Hartson Park.

  • The parked caravan waits outside the Hays County Government Center as protestors gather to listen to speakers, Friday, July 17, 2020.

  • Sterling Riles speaks to participants from the caravan, Friday, July 17, 2020, outside Spellerberg Projects Gallery in Lockhart.

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  • A participant holds a Black U.S. flag while listening to a speaker, Friday, July 17, 2020, outside the Hays County Government Center preceding the organized caravan in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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  • Joe Fonseca speaks to protestors, Friday, July 17, 2020, outside the Hays County Government Center about Mano Amiga’s community bail fund which has helped 16 Hays County individuals post bail.

  • Student Kaleb Maguire drives a vehicle that reads “Black Lives Matter,” Friday, July 17, 2020, at the Hays County Government Center.

  • A motor vehicle and bicyclist from the caravan stop at Martin Luther King Dr., Friday, July 17, 2020, near Eddie Durham Park.

  • A participant holds a flyer listing caravan stops for the event, Friday, July 17, 2020, at an organized caravan to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

  • Protestors gather to listen to Dr. Elvin Holt speak about the 1873 burning of the Old First Baptist Church by the Ku Klux Klan, which was once located where the View luxury apartments on the Square are now, Friday, July 17, 2020, at Eddie Durham Park.

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