Thousands gather for Dallas anti-white supremacy rally

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DALLAS — Things got tense at city hall as thousands gathered Saturday for the “Dallas Against White Supremacy” rally.

A Dallas group called In Solidarity held the rally. It’s a movement spurred on by what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia exactly one week ago.

The Dallas Police Department warned they would be ready.

“We will have the largest contingent of officers at any planned or unplanned event in the City of Dallas,” DPD said.

And that contingent included DPD, the Department of Public Safety, Dallas Sheriff’s Office, Garland PD and Grand Prairie PD. No counter protests have been advertised, but barricades are in place to keep protesters in their place.

In Solidarity’s stated goal as a group is “to create real change through unity, mutual respect and education.” Those are three things we hoped to see in abundance in downtown Dallas.