We were surprised to see Vernon go live on Instagram last night (6.1.20) and even more surprised when we found out it was because he was being arrested.
We watched as he stood there with many others, hands zip tied, as he assured us that he was okay. Leighton and Brent also let us know Brent would be picking him up.
(I wish I had screen recorded more of this part)
Then we heard “that your phone… you go live?” And then the stream paused.
Everyone waited to see if he would come back. To let us know he was okay. About 6 mins later, the stream ended.
Note: The original 6 min video won’t load. Here’s a cut up 2 min one with important comments. I hope I got them all. If you know how to get the full 6 mins, or even want that lemme know.
Today (6.2.20) Vernon posted what happened on his Instagram story.
I’m so incredibly proud to have loved and supported this man and his weird, amazing friends for the past few years, and will continue to do so. He and so many others are putting their money where their mouth is, and risking their safety not only from covid-19 (bsb reunion tour) but from the officers themselves, to remind us all that BLACK LIVES MATTER.
I’m posting this because the stream is gone, and the stories will disappear in less than 12 hours. And I hope this puts people who watched and were worried, minds at ease. And to let those who hadn’t seen any of it, that it was happening.