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(AUSTIN, TX) Protesting years of discriminatory treatment at the hands of America’s restaurants and stores, an estimated 800,000 shirtless and shoeless grackles marched on the Austin’s Capitol Monday to demand equal-service rights
Sqwauking the slogan, “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Justice,” members of the nation’s grackle communities joined together in a rare act of solidarity. Dubbed “The Million Bird March,” the demonstration began as far north as Alaska and Canada visiting Austin’s Capitol this Monday.
“For decades, law-abiding Grackles have been denied service in restaurants and stores, simply because of their skin,” said Brood Hutchins, president of the National Association For The Advancement Of Grackles. “This is a direct attack on our civil rights, especially in the fall months when our members are traveling such great distances.”
He described the Occupy Austin movement as, “Birds of a feather.”
At dusk the grackles congregated in the trees, telephone wires, and rooftops around downtown Austin. Their activities, call it—congregating, flocking, reenacting scenes from Alfred Hitchcock— drew notice from locals and visitors to the state’s Capitol alike.
Grackles are seldom described as majestic, but many commented, “It’s a proud day to be a Grackle.”
Video of Grackle March on Black Friday, Buy Nothing Day: