There is a revolution taking place all over America. One of the cities which we’ve been watching intently on I Will Witness, is Louisville, KY. The groups in Louisville are dedicated and committed to the movement.
Just as we’ve seen all over this nation, local and mainstream media are not giving the 2020 Civil Rights movement the coverage it deserves. Not only that, the local media in Louisville sends camera crews out to cover these daily protests, and won’t air coverage unless someone is breaking a window or setting a trash can on fire.
I wrote about the bias of non-biased media on Living Blue in Texas, the other day. Louisville is a perfect example. If we all were just a random Joe watching the TV out of the comfort of our living room, all we would believe is that BLM is rioting in Louisville and burning the town down. That’s not true.
In Louisville, there are multiple groups and autonomous protests, which large in part have been peaceful. Yet, when Louisville is having around the clock protests in Jefferson Square, (appropriately renamed Injustice Park), and they’re out there for 14 hours a day peacefully exercising their first amendment rights, neither local news nor mainstream media is covering it. Why?
Rioting boosts ratings, while Black liberation does not. Capitalistic greed is ignoring the 2020 Civil Rights movement because it won’t make them enough money. Fuck them. The history books will remember 2020, whether they care about it or not.
That’s why the #502LiveStreamers are so fundamental to the Revolution happening in Louisville. If it wasn’t for this group of dedicated streamers, the world wouldn’t know the truth. They have all been out there since day one filming and documenting. Unlike the local news crews, who have been chased away from marches, the 502 Live Streamers are openly welcome to march and stand with protesters, because they aren’t out there for ratings. They are out there to document the civil rights movement.
Who are the 502 Live Streamers and what have they caught on video?
Riotheart is one of my favorites, he has hundreds of hours of video which you can find on his Facebook page. He’s been arrested, gassed, chased, and he still shows up every night. Here are some of the moments he has captured:
- May 30, 2020: Police targeting the medics.
- June 18, 2020: Police raiding Injustice Park.
- June 27, 2020: Shooting at Injustice Park. The footage was initially caught by Maxwell Mitchell.
- July 15, 2020: Vigil for a family who had been targeted with racial harassment.
- July 24, 2020: Grand Master Jay in Louisville.
- August 12, 2020: Protest at the Louisville mayor’s home.
- September 5, 2020: 1,000 white militia people march on Louisville.
Chea Woolfolk is just one of the ladies who have been showing up to capture Louisville’s revolution. Her footage is a critical component in seeing what this movement has been about. Here are some of the moments she has captured:
- June 2, 2020: One of the first rallies at Injustice Park, Chea promises on the video to tell the truth with her live streams, because mainstream media isn’t.
- June 5, 2020: A peaceful march with thousands of people.
- June 20, 2020: A motorcycle club showed up at Injustice Park. Just like every other day here, it was peaceful.
- June 27, 2020: An interview with a white militia guy caught on tape.
- July 10, 2020: The aftermath of police pepper-spraying a peaceful protester.
- August 29, 2020: Peaceful protesting, as always.
- September 16, 2020: The Breonna Taylor memorial.
Mathew Ballard, (Mathew with one T), is young and adorable. He has stood with Black Lives Matter since day one while documenting the real struggle happening on Louisville streets. Check out some of his footage:
- May 28, 2020: Day one of the Revolution in Louisville, only three days after the murder of George Floyd
- August 25, 2020: Protest at Churchhill Downs.
If you want to know what it happening every night in Louisville, follow the 502 Live Streamers on Facebook.