Sunday, July 05, 2020
TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! KANSAS CITY 'FREEDOM RALLY' PROTESTERS BURN WAGON IN WESTPORT!!!
Whilst other news outlets didn't offer Midtown Kansas City any warning, yesterday our blog community discussed the implications of the 4th of July "Freedom Rally" and the potential for trouble.
Accordingly . . .
LAST NIGHT KANSAS CITY PROTESTERS SET A MAKE-SHIFT WAGON ON FIRE IN THE MIDDLE OF WESPORT AS THE CLIMAX OF THEIR 4TH OF JULY MARCH!!!
Clarification . . .
There's a bit of confusion on social media regarding this bonfire spectacle.
THE BLAZE, THANKFULLY, DID NOT ENGULF THE ICONIC WESTPORT WAGON.
That thing is about 9 feet tall, it's bolted to the ground and weighs more than a ton.
Instead, here's a description of the civil disobedience performance art . . .
"A small wagon was placed in the middle of Westport Square. The crowd was invited to place red hand prints on the covering as a symbol of the slave trade. The wagon was then burned in front of Kelly's, which used to be used for slave auctions."
Other local news outlets are also reporting that the protesters burned an American flag.
A before shot of the wagon . . .
"The protesters called for action, including firing Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith, defunding the police and reallocating money to social programs, as well as ending cash bail."
Other than the party district property destruction performance art, the march was otherwise peaceful as police were nearby but didn't interfere or confront the demonstration.
Check the links:
Local protesters take to the streets, say there’s not liberty and justice for all
Black Lives Matter protesters take to streets in Westport on July 4 holiday
Hundreds gather at Mill Creek Park for Freedom Rally
Protesters march to Westport following freedom rally
Developing . . .