DPD, Residents Respond To Upcoming ‘Silent’ Protest

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DALLAS -- Earlier this month when Micah Johnson shot and killed five cops during a protest against police brutality it turned our city blue. While some are still in recovery mode, protest organizers from Next Generation Action Network are taking action and planning their next mission.

Organizers are expecting about 200 people to show up for what they're calling a silent protest in Downtown Dallas on Friday.

"My building is just a block away from here and the original protest actually ran by my apartment before the shootings happened," one resident told NewsFix. "It's become more violent more conflict oriented."

Just last week when some businesses in the Downtown area decided to close early because of another planned protest which ended up being canceled.

Now, just one day before the event, the DPD sent out a statement saying quote... "The Dallas Police Department will not interfere with a lawful and peaceful assembly of any individuals or groups expressing their first amendment rights."

They also say they plan to take action if demonstrators block traffic or any other crime is committed against a person or property.

Next Gen says they have been respectful of the recent losses, but they are still going through with the silent protest.