Multiple anti-Trump rallies were set for Friday evening in and around the downtown Dallas area.
On Friday morning, the North Texas Resistance gathered to give a message to city leaders: that Dallas officials stand behind them "if or when" the federal or state governments try to take away their constitutional respective rights.
Resistance describes itself as community group made up of "at-risk" organizations and individuals coming together as one voice to take a stand against what it deems the dangerous agenda of the Trump administration.
"We are going to offer resistance: Whether it’s marching on the streets of Black Lives Matter, whether it's fighting for a $15 wage, whether it's upholding civil rights, or women's rights or gay rights that we have one painstakingly through the decades,” said John Fullinwider, Resistance.
All of the protests are billed as peaceful gatherings of a number of different organizations all coming together.
The City of Dallas activated its Emergency Operations Center on Friday to better monitor the demonstrations.