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Austinites rally for those abandoned to Winter Storm Uri

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2/24/21
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Austin rally demands aid for those abandoned to Winter Storm Uri. (Fight Back! News/Staff)

Austin, TX - On February 21, a crowd of around 50 people gathered in front of the Homeless Memorial Tree, a local landmark that bears dog tags with the names of 256 homeless people who died in Austin in 2020 alone. In the wake of Winter Storm Uri, community members gathered to participate in the Street Memorial ATX Arctic Week of Crisis, an event organized by Stop the Sweeps Austin, Human Kindness/House the Poor, and The Challenger Street Newspaper.

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