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Thu Jun 4, 2020, 02:05 PM

So my daughter wants to participate in a BLM protest.... UPDATE

Last edited Thu Jun 4, 2020, 06:09 PM - Edit history (1)

She'll be 18 next week. The protest in question is well-organized and will be peaceful. I still can't help bu be worried. Honestly, I'd do it with her if my back was up to it. But I can;t and she wants to go with a friend.

I'm going to let her, but it's a comment on where we are that I am really worried about it...

Live stream of Protest:

https://www.facebook.com/thestarpress/

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Reply So my daughter wants to participate in a BLM protest.... UPDATE (Original post)
Happy Hoosier Jun 2020 OP
murielm99 Jun 2020 #1
Dream Girl Jun 2020 #2
Happy Hoosier Jun 2020 #5
still_one Jun 2020 #3
Happy Hoosier Jun 2020 #4
still_one Jun 2020 #6
RiverbendsJoe Jun 2020 #7
redstatebluegirl Jun 2020 #8
Happy Hoosier Jun 2020 #9
redstatebluegirl Jun 2020 #10
Jersey Devil Jun 2020 #11
PoliWrangler Jun 2020 #12
panader0 Jun 2020 #13
brooklynite Jun 2020 #14
jayfish Jun 2020 #15
SharonClark Jun 2020 #16
hunter Jun 2020 #17
Happy Hoosier Jun 2020 #18

Response to Happy Hoosier (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 02:09 PM

1. My son went.

Of course he is a grown man and I have no say about what he does. He says it was worth the risks.

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Response to Happy Hoosier (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 02:09 PM

2. Let her go. My 20 year son went last night with a friend. Just make sure she wears a mask

 

And keeps hydrated especially if it’s hot. She will never forget this moment if she goes. She’ll be fine

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 02:12 PM

5. Thanks!

We are making sure she will be well-equipped, including water.

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Response to Happy Hoosier (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 02:09 PM

3. Encourage her to wear a mask

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Response to still_one (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 02:12 PM

4. She will be wearing....

... a mask, goggles and gloves.

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Response to Happy Hoosier (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 02:13 PM

6. +++

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Response to Happy Hoosier (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 02:15 PM

7. She's On Her Way

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Response to Happy Hoosier (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 03:06 PM

8. I was 17 when I told my Mom I was going to the "city" to protest the war in Vietnam.

She was very active in the Civil Rights Movement and had been for a long time so she raised me to be active. She looked at me, took in her breath and said "I'll drive you but you have to know there could be consequences". I told her I knew that I could go to jail or be hurt, but it needed to be done. She drove me to the college campus, gave me a kiss told me she loved me and dropped me off. I did get arrested that day along with others, but it was worth it. She came and bailed me out. My Dad was not amused, but Mom totally understood.

It is hard for parents like you who have raised your kids to be good people and to take action against things that are wrong to let them do what they must do. Thinking of you and your daughter during this difficult period. Thanks to both of you for your sacrifice and action.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 03:19 PM

9. We've protested together before.

She cares politically, and when she goes to college this fall, her goal is to be a Human Rights lawyer, or to work for a politically progressive political leader (or even to run for office some day).

I am very proud of her. And I support her desire. She is aware of the possible consequences and assures me she still wants to do it.

So far, our local cops have facilitated demonstrations, with only a few tense moments, but I am still concerned since these things seem to be able to go from completely peaceful, even amicable, to rubber bullets in a matter of seconds.

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Response to Happy Hoosier (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 03:24 PM

10. My mom was worried too I'm sure. She always showed me that stiff upper lip.

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Response to Happy Hoosier (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 03:29 PM

11. Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command, for the times they are a changin'

She's 17 with a passion for change and to do the right thing. I remember doing the same thing a long time ago in Foley Square. Encourage her.

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Response to Happy Hoosier (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 04:09 PM

12. Our 19 and 13 year olds went

Both young ladies went to capitol in St Paul . They described it as chill. National Guard walking around offering water (and snacks?) to everyone. Think it's normal for parents to worry but hey, we've brought them to more than a few protests.

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Response to Happy Hoosier (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 04:15 PM

13. My 26 year old daughter, who was always liberal, but never political until now,

went to her first protest ever last night in Denver. Laid down and chanted "I can't breathe" for 9 minutes.
She texted me about it and I told her how proud I was of her, and of course, to be very careful.

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Response to Happy Hoosier (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 04:18 PM

14. I'm not aware of any violence before curfew since Monday's attack in DC...

Demonstrate during the day and then go home.

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Response to Happy Hoosier (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 04:21 PM

15. I'm literally In The Same Situation.

My daughter turns 18 next week too. She's been out there just about every night and it's been ugly during a couple of them. I worry a little but mostly I'm proud of her.

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Response to Happy Hoosier (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 04:26 PM

16. I went to my first protest when I was 18. It was an energizing and empowering experience.

Have you considered going with her?

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Response to Happy Hoosier (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 04:44 PM

17. My kids are on the streets.

My wife and I haven't been, even though we raised them that way. We were those horrible, horrible, people who brought our young children to protests. (My own parents were the same sort.)

As a frontline healthcare worker my wife has a high exposure risk for coronavirus. As someone who has suffered a few hospitalizations for pneumonia in my life I'm staying at home.

Maybe I'm being selfish.

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Response to Happy Hoosier (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 06:18 PM

18. First post updated for live stream.

Our small city has a GREAT protest march going.

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