Dallas -- On July 7th, gunshots rang through downtown Dallas. Now the folks with Next Generation Action Network have announced a new protest march next week on Friday.
Dominique Alexander with Next Generation Action Network said, “It shook us very hard but we shall not stand down or stop or to cease to what we are doing.”
But is the peaceful protest they’ve got planned too soon for a city still reeling from what happened 2 weeks ago?
“I don`t think it`s too soon to remind people that there are all sorts of people in our community and our nation that are hurting,” said Dallas resident Kevin Richardson.
We reached out to DPD to find out how they are preparing for another demonstration but got no response. Over at DPD headquarters, the makeshift memorial where thousands came pay tribute to our fallen 5 is now gone.
“I just traveled here from Tulsa, I`m originally from the Dallas area and I just wanted to pay my respects to the Dallas officers and the fallen,” said Taylor Ecton who made the 4-hour drive from Tulsa to see the memorial for himself.
“It was really beautiful and definitely necessary, and I wish I had gotten here sooner to see it,” Ecton said
Although he was a day late, he says the message of the memorial will live on.
“We as Americans have got to come together doesn’t matter what race, doesn’t matter what social class. We need to come together and be a country and not be against each other.”