SOUTH DALLAS — Seeing people protesting with guns strapped to their backs has become a familiar sight in DFW, but the protest on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard was a bit different.
“We want to bring awareness to the black community of their right to bear arms,” said Huey Freeman, spokesman for Huey P. Newton Gun Club.
The Huey P. Newton Gun Club marched on MLK Blvd. wanting to let the community know their rights, and with officer-involved shootings in the news this gun club says its time for folks who live here to protect themselves.
“We believe that we can police ourselves, and our communities within our communities of black on black crime, violence, police terror,” Freeman said.
“If we don’t get this under control with police brutality and this abuse this is going to be an international crisis,” Drew X with the Newton Gun Club said.
As the group marched the called out the names of people who have been killed by Dallas Police.
“We don’t think what happened to Michael Brown in Saint Louis is an isolated incident. We have so many Michael Browns here in the city of Dallas,” said Charles Goodson with the Huey P. Newton Gun Club.
We reached out to Dallas PD for a statement and they said, “The Dallas Police Department respects the Constitutional rights of all”