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500 Years of Genocide and Colonialism Protested in St. Augustine

6 Apr
Yes, this really happened.

Yes, this absurd and insulting re-enactment actually happened.

by Panagioti, EF! Newswire

This week marked one of the largest events of Florida’s “Viva 500” celebrations, a symbolic landing of Ponce de Leon in St. Augustine. Despite being a despicable individual to honor, no records even indicate that Ponce ever stopped there. Thankfully protestors where there to disrupt the program. The protest was organized primarily by participants in the Trans and Womyn’s Action Camp (TWAC) occurring in southwest Florida this week.

A blood-splattered Ponce painting from Lake Worth. Read the sad over-paid artist's whining here.

A blood-splattered Ponce painting from Lake Worth. Read the sad over-paid artist’s whining here.

Activists across the state, including Earth First! folks and other indigenous allies, have been following the Viva 500 schedule and intervening where the opportunities arise. For example, splattering fake blood on a painting of Ponce last month during Lake Worth’s Street Painting Festival.

King Juan Carlos with a dead elephant from a 2006 hunting trip

King Juan Carlos with a dead elephant from a 2006 hunting trip

“This is a historic time and I’m thrilled to witness this celebration. It’s too bad the king and queen of Spain aren’t here, but I hope they’ll come Continue reading