Something that I think is really interesting is that you can go back to the Minneapolis livestreams and watch this happen in real time. First 3 nights of the George Floyd uprising, there were only 2 people who could consistently maintain their signal, as a lot of journalists’ signals got spotty once things were getting hairy.

Both of these streamers kept admonishing people for busting shit up, kept calling for protests to be strictly peaceful.

One of them had to flee because the police scanners mentioned him by name and told officers he had a gun and was threatening people (he wasn’t), I’m not sure if he was streaming after that but he sounded like he got a lot more angry after that.


The other one you could see change by the hour. I think it was after the first night she stopped admonishing people for acting “violently” because she understood it. Then by the third night, I think she was kicking tear gas back towards police lines and helping provide medical to folks on the front lines.

We are an occupied country, like all the the US occupies.


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