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USA: Activists demand racial equality as Texas lawmakers begin 85th session01:27

USA: Activists demand racial equality as Texas lawmakers begin 85th session

United States, Austin
January 11, 2017 at 06:09 GMT +00:00 · Published

Activists marched on the Texas Capitol in Austin, Tuesday, rallying for social justice and racial equality on the opening day of the state’s 85th legislative session.

The protesters, marching as representatives were set to be sworn in, demanded that the Republican-majority lawmakers tackle issues of racial inequality during their terms, with fears that there would be rollbacks on civil rights legislation.

The demonstration was organised by the Next Generation Action Network and the Austin Justice Coalition.

USA: Activists demand racial equality as Texas lawmakers begin 85th session01:27
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Activists marched on the Texas Capitol in Austin, Tuesday, rallying for social justice and racial equality on the opening day of the state’s 85th legislative session.

The protesters, marching as representatives were set to be sworn in, demanded that the Republican-majority lawmakers tackle issues of racial inequality during their terms, with fears that there would be rollbacks on civil rights legislation.

The demonstration was organised by the Next Generation Action Network and the Austin Justice Coalition.