DALLAS -- Dominique Alexander says he never thought his peaceful protest over police shootings of black men would turn into one of the deadliest days in Dallas' history.
"The shooting shook the entire community," said Alexander. "It shook us very hard and we should not stand down, stop, or cease to what we're are doing."
Which is why the founder of Next Generation Action Network, a group that's fighting against social injustice, is preparing for a controversial call to action.
"The community needs to come out here on Thursday night to stand for justice," explained Alexander. "Violence is a threat to justice in America."
Alexander is planning another protest march in Downtown Dallas on Thursday. This time, he's hoping all organizations will protest in unity-- #BackTheBlue, #AllLivesMatter, and #BlackLivesMatter.
"Police brutality is not new in America and we need to stand together to address this issue, I don't care what side of the political party," Alexander told NewsFix. "I don't care what side of the conversation is -- enough is enough!"
The obvious question is whether this is the right time for another protest in Dallas, but Alexander believes it is. He says coming together will help the city heal.
"Community needs policing and policing needs community." I wanted to respect the families in their time of grief," Alexander explained.
"If we're not ready now, we'll never be ready."