Groups of protestors march in light of Freddie Gray death

Groups of demonstrators of different causes marched together in downtown Dallas on Friday night following the April 19 death of Freddie Gray, and one protestor was injured.

Mothers Against Police Brutality gathered on the steps of the Frank Crowley Courts Building with signs and voices raised against police brutality.

About a dozen open carry members showed up as well, saying they were in solidarity with the demonstrators.

The 100 or so demonstrators at the courthouse marched up Main Street to Belo Park, where they merged with hundreds more protestors.

The Texas Organizing Project gathered in front of Dallas City Hall and called for immigration reform and improved immigrant rights.

It was a protest that was scheduled weeks ago, but the timing matched up with the various protests that were only recently put together in the wake of Freddie Gray's death and the Baltimore riots, so Texas Organizing Project members came together with Mothers Against Police Brutality and marched.

Protestors chanted things like "Black lives matter," "Latino lives matter" and "Si, se puede," which means "Yes, we can."


One person was injured while protesting in the West End after he was hit by a police car.

A small group of about 50-75 protestors were being followed by a group of about 20-30 squad cars, trying to cut off protestors who tried to get on I-35. The officers did not want the protestors blocking traffic.

Those protestors marched into the West End with the squad cars escorting them. The protestors turned abruptly as they began walking in front of the squad cars, and one of the cars hit a man.

The man was taken to Parkland Hospital by ambulance. His condition is unknown.


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