Texas patriots gather for Austin 1776 Freedom March

"This is not about some distant past, this is about our survival here and now"

AUSTIN, Tex. (INTELLIHUB) — Patriots, Trump supporters, pro-gunners, and activists all rallied at Woodridge Park Saturday morning for the “Austin 1776 Freedom March” to celebrate Americas independence and exceptionalism.

Guest speakers Joe “Rambo” Biggs, Augustus Invictus, the Black Rebel, and other prominent activists spoke to an energetic crowd of attendees before leading a march to the Capitol building which garnered a major turnout.

freedom march roman
Patriots gather to hear guest speakers at the Austin 1776 Freedom March. (Shepard Ambellas/Intellihub)
augustus
Augustus Invictus speaks at the Austin 1776 Freedom March. (Shepard Ambellas/Intellihub)
Augustus Invictus speaks at the Austin 1776 Freedom March. (Shepard Ambellas/Intellihub)

“This is not about some distant past, this is about our survival here and now,” guest speaker and activist Augustus Invictus said to the crowd. “This is about our country, our land, and our families.”

Invictus said that our Founding Fathers “were not messing around with barbecues on the Forth of July” but were rather signing a ‘high treasonous document that declared independence from their government.”

Police presence was heavy all the way through the event as bicycle cops, patrol cars, and helicopters circled the downtown area in droves.

freedom march cop
A bicycle cop poses for photograph at the Austin 1776 Freedom March (Shepard Ambellas/Intellihub)
cops
Bicycle cops secure the Austin 1776 Freedom March (Shepard Ambellas/Intellihub)

Marchers moved through the streets at a fast stride, chanting: “Build that wall, build that wall […].”

march, austin
Activists own the streets during the Austin 1776 Freedom March. (Shepard Ambellas/Intellihub)
joe biggs
Joe Biggs marches wearing his “Hi, I’m Politically Incorrect” t-shirt. (Shepard Ambellas/Intellihub)

One protester’s sign read: “CNN is ISIS.”

activis cnn isis
Activist holds up a “CNN is ISIS” sign at the Austin 1776 Freedom March. (Shepard Ambellas/Intellihub)

Even a dog named “Trump” participated in the march and showed great spirit.

trump dog
A dog named “Trump” joins in the Austin 1776 Freedom March. (Shepard Ambellas/Intellihub)
highway patrol
A Texas Highway Patrol officer watches as activists pass by with high-energy. (Shepard Ambellas/Intellihub)

A few police in cars and on motorcycles led the way for activists as they neared their destination.

police car
Austin Police led the way for activist during the Austin 1776 Freedom March. (Shepard Ambellas/Intellihub)

Once activists reached the Capitol they gathered at the steps as Joe Biggs and others spoke to the crowd with a megaphone.

AUSTIN — Activists assembled on the steps of the Capitol during the Austin 1776 Freedom March. (Shepard Ambellas/Intellihub)
capitol
Joe Biggs speaking to a crowd of activists on the steps of the Capitol at the Austin 1776 Freedom March. (shepard Ambellas/Intellihub)

Speaking to former members of the Armed Forces, U.S. Army (82nd) Staff Sergeant Joe Biggs, told the crowd: “You have got to go out under the mindset that you could be attacked for your beliefs.”

Are you going to be a victim […] or are you going to train?” Biggs asked the audience.

“We’re trained, we’re armed, we’re vigilant, we know what the hell is going on — and have got to stay like that every fu*kin’ day,” he said. […] these people will sucker punch you.”

biggs speech
Joe Biggs speaking to a crowd of activists on the steps of the Capitol at the Austin 1776 Freedom March. (shepard Ambellas/Intellihub)

Capitol security took no chances and posted armed guards at the entrances while the police helicopter circled at 300 feet above-ground-level.

Via Intellihub

©2017. INTELLIHUB.COM. All Rights Reserved.

Shepard Ambellas is an opinion journalist, analyst, and the founder and editor-in-chief of Intellihub News & Politics (Intellihub.com). Shepard is also known for producing Shade: The Motion Picture (2013) and appearing on Travel Channel’s America Declassified (2013). Shepard is a regular contributor to Infowars. Read more from Shep’s World. Follow Shep on Facebook and Twitter.