Gunnison got together yesterday for #blackouttuesday.
Over all, it was a peaceful protest that was moving for many of our community members. I feel many left feeling more united and proud ot Gunnison than ever before. #gunnistrong
One thing I feel is important to note is that I heard a few (a small group of 3) saying hateful things about our local police. One saying that she was “ready for a rumble” if they (our local police) started anything. No one reacted. They stopped what they were saying within than a couple minutes. The hate stopped, peace resumed and people came together in support of racial equality over all.
While there were some with micro messages some, the over all message was #equality #love and #comingtogether for an important cause. #blackouttuesday
We have a lot going on locally, which will cause many to take offense to how this protest was received compared to the one several weeks ago. Let me stress that I feel BOTH are important and NEITHER should be mocked. Once you start mocking a peaceful protest of any kind, whether you agree with the message or not, it is a threat to our freedom of speech.
There is a lot to be learned here and I feel that acceptance and kindness are the most important. Beautiful things happen when our community comes together, let’s not forget that.
Of course there will always be people that show up for the wrong reason. Whether it is to cause violence and riots or just spew hate, we can’t provide those the attention they crave. Don’t let a few ruin a message of many. Focus on the positivity because it is out there, you just have to dig a little.
Gunnison is home to a great community - let’s not forget what we are all about. #comingtogether #foreachother .
Let’s not lose sight of a vision that is commonly bought amongst all races, classes and genders. We are indeed #strongertogether -91 Perks Photography