It was a perfect weather day at the Texas Capitol in Austin Oct. 22, for hundreds who participated in one march and two rallies against the racist anti-poor death penalty.
In three emotional hours, love, solidarity, determination, anger, heartbreak and resilience filled the crisp autumn air as activists held the 23rd Annual Texas March and Rally to Abolish the Death Penalty.
A carload of people came from the Rio Grande Valley near the Texas-Mexico border and others from nearby cities.
In the five years since the Grenfell Tower fire, there have been four housing secretaries, three evacuated families are still awaiting permanent homes, and two phases of a public inquiry into the tragedy.
Grenfell survivors and bereaved family members will mark the fifth anniversary of the deaths of 72 people on June 14, 2017.