Posted on September 28, 2022

Heavily-Armed Black Rights Groups March Through Austin Chanting Anti-illegal Migrant Slogans

Andrea Cavallier, Daily Mail, September 26, 2022

Armed activists with a coalition of black self-defense groups marched in Austin, Texas over the weekend calling for an end to illegal immigration and demanding that President Biden close the borders.

Some of the activists chanted ‘close the borders’ and ‘take your a** home’ as they marched toward the Texas Capitol in the ‘Second Amendment Unity Walk’ on Saturday.

The march was led by The Elmer ‘Geronimo’ Pratt Pistol & Rifle Gun Club. Their demands also included reparations for descendants of enslaved people and a hate crime bill protecting Black Americans.

The group faced opposition from a handful of Trump supporters and other protesters gathered at the Texas State Capitol to support January 6 defendants.

Saturday’s march comes after Texas Gov. Abbott and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey sent thousands of migrants by bus to Washington, D.C., New York City, and Chicago, Illinois – all three sanctuary cities that have pledged not to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement.

Video and photos of the third annual ‘Second Amendment Unity Walk’ show marches armed with guns as they walked through the streets of Austin toward the Texas State Capitol.

Other than The Elmer ‘Geronimo’ Pratt Pistol & Rifle Gun Club, several other groups were involved including the Black Riders Liberation Party.

‘Reparations now!’ the group chanted, according to Ford Fischer who tweeted from the march.

‘We don’t say ‘hands up, don’t shoot!” one explained. ‘Guns up!’ they chanted. ‘Shoot back!’

The activists continued their march through Austin holding a massive sign that read ‘Reparations now!’

‘Close the borders!’ they chanted. One yelled ‘build the wall’ but the phrase didn’t catch on.

‘Immigrants, we’ve been here!’ another person yelled. ‘Take your ass home!’

Vehicles honked their horns at the activists as they marched through the intersections chanting: ‘What do we want? Closed borders! When do we want it? Now!’

Once at the capitol building, a speaker summarized the group’s demands as ‘Reparations now, delineation, a stop to illegal immigration.’

‘We need an anti-crime bill for Black Americans.’

‘And we need the same protection act that the Native Americans have against CPS for our Black American children.’

‘Republicans, do not dare to make the mistake of thinking you will get our vote just because we believe in exercising our Second Amendment.’

‘Yes, I’m talking to you Ted Cruz and Governor Abbott.’

‘Don’t think we are standing with you because we are against illegal immigration.’

The speaker also called out Vice President Kamala Harris to step up.

Nick Bezzel, one of the activists with the group, advocated reparations for descendants of enslaved people as a ‘justice claim.’

‘What we don’t wanna hear is ‘America doesn’t have the money’ – Ukraine!’ he told the group.

‘That could be going to the children of the people who built this nation.’

He later told Ford Fischer that they brought attention to the ‘Black agenda’ including reparations and other legislation.

He then said they plan to go into the Texas State House in January to lobby for legislation.

‘We do have a problem with illegal immigration,’ he said. ‘Because a lot of times, jobs are taken away from Black people. Black people are locked out from employment due to illegal immigration.’

Another activist on the walk stated: ‘I am a racist’ and then broke down the word, claiming that as a ‘pianist’ practices piano, ‘I am a racist, I practice my race.’

‘I practice hard too. Get good at it.’

The march was held in the days after Vice President Kamala Harris slammed Republicans for dragging migrants to locations across the country for the ‘sake of a headline’ after Governor Greg Abbott dropped two buses full of asylum-seekers off in front of her home.

The vice president was put in charge of the migration crisis by President Joe Biden, but her office quickly branded the role as addressing the root causes why people flee to the U.S. from Northern Triangle countries.

A class action lawsuit was opened into Florida Governor Ron DeSantis after he flew a plane of 50 migrants to the wealthy island of Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts.

‘They’re playing games,’ Harris told Vice News in an interview released Thursday. ‘These are political stunts with real human beings who are fleeing harm.’

While Republican governors continue to send migrants to sanctuary cities, a majority of Democrats agree that these jurisdictions should bear the brunt of the immigration crisis.

The CRC Research survey shows that 63 percent of likely voters think the burden should not only be on border states – and 51 percent of Democrats agree.

But Harris said the governors are just ‘doing it for the sake of a headline.’

‘What we’re seeing with these governors is irresponsible and it’s inhumane,’ she added in the interview released just three days after new figures revealed two million migrants have been arrested at the southern border in a year for the first time in history.

‘Frankly it’s a dereliction of duty when you are an elected leader to play those kinds of games with human lives and human beings,’ Harris said, urging Republicans to be ‘part of the solution.

She also blamed former President Donald Trump and his administration’s policies for ‘decimating’ the process designed to help people come to the country and claim asylum when fleeing their homes.

Abbott and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey have sent thousands of migrants by bus to Washington, D.C., New York City and now Chicago, Illinois – all three sanctuary cities that have pledged not to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement.