Photo Gallery: Occupy Your Capitol (#OccupyJ4)

A march from the Capitol Banner: We The People

Occupy Austin and Texas allies march from the State Capitol (Photo: Kit O’Connell).

A young boy with a sign marches in front of a police car.

A young activist marches on OccupyJ4 (Photo: Kit O’Connell).

Yesterday, activists from around Texas came together to Occupy the state capitol and Independence Day. I wrote about what we learned and the struggles we faced in my detailed report on Firedoglake:

In between learning and sharing tasty food, we shared our vision for a better future and the demands for change we hope will get us there. Later, we heard from speakers, poets, and musicians speaking on the capitol steps. At the end of the night, we took the streets and marched together, escorted peacefully by the Austin Police Department. Our banners read ‘We the People,’ ‘Workers of the World Occupy’ and ‘Unfuck The World.’ A young man of about 7 made his first ever protest sign and took the lead, unafraid. All of these moments were powerful ones and enjoyed by all; I look forward to seeing our ‘New Declaration of Independence.’ None of this is as likely to change the world, however, as the connections we made.

Read the rest on Firedoglake.

What a pleasure it was to be part of such a full day, with so much to do and so much inspiration for future action. I’ll have more video from the event in the future, including the Take Your Capitol class. Below you’ll find a collection of photos from the day. All photos are by Kit O’Connell, except those by Lainie Duro and @OccupyHouston.

#OccupyJ4 (Occupied Independence Day)

[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_imag0112.jpg]1490Anonymous horsing around at City Hall.
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_j4-food-table-lainie-duro.jpg]750The Freedom Table
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_imag0068.jpg]740Interfaith Teach-In
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_imag0069.jpg]690Collecting Food
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_imag0073.jpg]690Sharing Visions of the Future
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_imag0074.jpg]650Chalk Is Criminal Mischief
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_imag0075.jpg]590IVAW banner
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_imag0077.jpg]630State Trooper Busybodies
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_imag0078.jpg]620Take Your Capitol
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_imag0079.jpg]630Robert Jensen teaches
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_imag0080.jpg]600The Tom Morello Guitar, raffled that night
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_imag0082.jpg]590Deadly weapons?
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_imag0083-1.jpg]630Ableism Teach-in
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_imag0086.jpg]590Community Sing
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_j4-arrest-occupy-houston.jpg]610Arrested For Pitching A Tent
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_imag0088.jpg]550But this pop-up tent is legal if we have a permit
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_imag0090.jpg]530Making Signs
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_imag0091.jpg]550His First Protest Sign
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_imag0085.jpg]570Occupy Education
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_imag0092.jpg]560Speeches
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_imag0093.jpg]550The March Begins at the Capitol
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_imag0096.jpg]530On the March
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_imag0097.jpg]580On the March
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_imag0099.jpg]570Anonymous Mom
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_imag0102.jpg]560On the March
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_imag0103.jpg]590On the March
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_imag0104.jpg]580On the March
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_imag0105.jpg]540Banners in the Wind
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_imag0107.jpg]540Escorted by Bicycle Police
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_imag0108-1.jpg]590Marching on Cesar Chavez
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_imag0114.jpg]580The Policeman and His Wife Heckle Us
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_imag0115.jpg]510Rice & Beans for Supper
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_j4-repeated-injury-lainie-duro.jpg]560Repeated Petitions
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_j4-christoper-released.jpg]570Christopher Michael released after 24hours in custody.
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/occupyj4/thumbs/thumbs_imag0033-1.jpg]560Fireworks
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Stonewall-Vigil-2012

[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/stonewall-vigil-2012/thumbs/thumbs_no-more-mr-nice-queer-lainie-duro.jpg]1070Kit O'Connell is not a nice queer.
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/stonewall-vigil-2012/thumbs/thumbs_imag0004.jpg]90Stonewall Was a Riot
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/stonewall-vigil-2012/thumbs/thumbs_stonewall-lainie-duro.jpg]110The Stonewall Rally Crowd
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/stonewall-vigil-2012/thumbs/thumbs_imag0003.jpg]130Drag Queens at Stonewall
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/stonewall-vigil-2012/thumbs/thumbs_imag0004_0.jpg]50Drag Queens at Stonewall
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/stonewall-vigil-2012/thumbs/thumbs_imag0019.jpg]40Drag Queens at Stonewall
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/stonewall-vigil-2012/thumbs/thumbs_imag0015.jpg]60Media at the Vigil
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/stonewall-vigil-2012/thumbs/thumbs_imag0017.jpg]50Gathering Crowd
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/stonewall-vigil-2012/thumbs/thumbs_imag0020.jpg]50Making letters of support
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/stonewall-vigil-2012/thumbs/thumbs_imag0022.jpg]60Tiffani Diviesti and friend
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/stonewall-vigil-2012/thumbs/thumbs_imag0030.jpg]50Large Crowd at the Vigil
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/stonewall-vigil-2012/thumbs/thumbs_imag0040.jpg]50Offerings at the Vigil
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/stonewall-vigil-2012/thumbs/thumbs_imag0046.jpg]40Offerings at the Vigil
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/stonewall-vigil-2012/thumbs/thumbs_imag0049.jpg]20Offerings at the Vigil
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/stonewall-vigil-2012/thumbs/thumbs_imag0053.jpg]20Offerings at the Vigil
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/stonewall-vigil-2012/thumbs/thumbs_imag0056.jpg]20Offerings at the Vigil
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/stonewall-vigil-2012/thumbs/thumbs_imag0057.jpg]10Offerings at the Vigil
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/stonewall-vigil-2012/thumbs/thumbs_imag0058.jpg]20Offerings at the Vigil
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/stonewall-vigil-2012/thumbs/thumbs_imag0063-1.jpg]40Singing Amazing Grace
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Woodridge & C&M Conveyor

[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/woodridge/thumbs/thumbs_imag1460.jpg]1200APD Command Post
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[img src=http://kitoconnell.com/wp-content/flagallery/woodridge/thumbs/thumbs_imag1470.jpg]60Homeland Security Logo on APD Command Post
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