DALLAS -- It`s been 3 weeks since peaceful protest in downtown Dallas culminated in the deadliest attack on U.S. law enforcement since September 11th, 2001. On Friday, another march took place in downtown with hopes that there wouldn`t be a repeat of the tragedy.
It was organized by the same group that organized the July 7th protest, the Next Generation Action Network, in an effort to raise awareness against police brutality. But not everyone was in favor of the demonstration.
“What is the purpose of this march?” asks Reverend Ronald Wright, Executive Director of Justice Seekers Texas. “We`re above the level of the police department now. Now it`s time to start discussing this with the District Attorney`s office, with our state representatives and all our elected officials and go to that level.”
Turnout for the event was smaller than expected but there was a very heavy police presence as cops were visible on balconies and El Centro police chief and his staff was on hand to make sure things were under control, "Seems to be going well,” explained Chief Joseph Hannigan. "So far it's peaceful and everyone's doing as they said they would do."
Fortunately, they weren't needed since this peaceful protest actually stayed peaceful, something we can all be thankful for.