"As we march tonight, if y'all want to get reckless, if y'all want to get loud, I'm with it. It was all caught on camera. DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Protests over police brutality resumed in the downtown area of Dallas Saturday afternoon. Trump holding roundtable in Dallas on 'disparities' as he seeks to regain political footing The trip comes as Trump has struggled politically amid protests against racism. Police arrested dozens of people Saturday night in Dallas, following a peaceful march and rally earlier in the day at city hall. Protests underway in Dallas, Fort Worth following Breonna Taylor announcement Protests occurred in cities across the country, including in Dallas and … Protests took place in major cities across Texas on Saturday. Green implored white people in the crowd to enlist other white people to join the effort to combat racism and discrimination. “This is the same city that blew JFK’s cap off. A machete-wielding man in Dallas was brutally beaten by rioters on Saturday night after police said he was allegedly trying to "protect his neighborhood from protesters." Kevin Anderson of Plano said he agreed with calls by the Dallas mayor and police chief not to damage property during the protests. 9:25 p.m.: Dallas-Fire Rescue confirms crews have responded to 25 calls for service that were associated with the protests in and around downtown Dallas. In downtown Dallas, about 200 people marched through the city after gathering at City Hall. Abbott's proclamation states that the related threats and incidents of violence constitute "an imminent threat of disaster.". "As our nation mourns over injustice and the tragic death of George Floyd, Fort Worth is still healing from its own tragedy that took place only seven months ago," Price wrote. Protests took place in Austin where protesters gathered outside police headquarters for a second day to protest racism and police violence after Floyd, an unarmed black man, died when a Minneapolis officer kneeled on his neck. Artist Theo Ponchaveli works on a mural of George Floyd in Dallas on Friday. Dozens of people started to clean up businesses that were vandalized Friday night and early Saturday morning on the first day of … DALLAS - Protesters marched in Uptown and Downtown Dallas Wednesday night, stopping traffic and blocking intersections over the Breonna Taylor case. Two white men, Gregory McMichael and his son Travis, have been charged with murder and aggravated assault. Two separate protests formed in Dallas on Wednesday evening, hours after the grand jury’s decision. That is not how it ended. One protester Wednesday seemed to echo what Henderson said about them getting upset when they feel like they’re not being heard. City Manager T.C. Those are the things that need to be destroyed.”. Micah Embry recorded the tense scene at the restaurant. Carol Harrison-Lafayette, one of the protest organizers, said the law enforcement presence Saturday night was unnecessary. "The industrial prison complex, the injustices that are [taking] place upon citizens of this nation daily. “You’ll actually hear me say, ‘I’m with you,’ and the girl just continues to repeat, ‘I don’t care. Anderson says the city should take on reforms -- and that when the city settles an abuse of force lawsuit, damages should come out of the police union pension. ", Malls, stores close in advance of protests. Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price released a statement Saturday, recalling Jefferson's death. “It was murder. Several hundred demonstrators gathered, shouting “no justice; no peace” as police officers rode bikes nearby. DALLAS - … "Dallas today is hurting," Johnson said in an emotional address. Saturday's events started peacefully, but police later used tear gas to disperse protesters in downtown, while other demonstrators briefly shut down highways and damaged businesses. He was quickly overwhelmed. “We’re having a light-hearted conversation, having dinner, watching the Stars play in the playoffs and we get approached by these individuals with an agenda,” Embry said. NBCUniversal, Inc. Protesters clash with customers at Uptown Dallas restaurant Several protesters took their frustrations out on a group of people who were eating outside at Moxie’s in Uptown. His stories have aired nationally on the BBC, NPR’s All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, and Here & Now, and APM’s Marketplace. Following an afternoon of mostly peaceful protests, nightfall saw a spree of vandalism and looting in downtown Dallas. Dallas … Several protesters took their frustrations out on a group of people who were eating outside at Moxie’s in Uptown. ", Official Statement from the Office of Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price on the death of George Floyd pic.twitter.com/U995noKJ5v. Greg Abbott said in a statement. "We will not bow to chaos or fear in this city.". Both malls closed early Saturday, citing concerns for pubic safety and security. Witnesses say he tried to defend a shop with a large sword – and charged the rioters when the looters ran at him. So if we’re [going to] break this curse, and bring down these walls of hate, we got to start working on it right now. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Sunday morning Gov. But the mayor also called out the violence carried out by a small group of people "whose agendas had nothing to do with human rights or civil rights. Chants of “No justice, no peace” and “F**k the police” in downtown Fort Worth tonight @keratx pic.twitter.com/rwukv975fk. Those arrested will be charged with inciting a riot. “Texas and America mourn the senseless loss of George Floyd and the actions that led to his death are reprehensible and should be condemned in the strongest terms possible,” Gov. I'm tired of no justice, no peace with no justice behind it," they said. I don’t care. Dallas locations include Cityplace Market; Love Field (Marsh Lane); Medallion (Northwest Highway); North Dallas (Montfort Drive); Northeast Skillman and Preston Center. The protests led Target to announce it was temporarily closing at least six of its Dallas stores, as well as two in Austin. “We’re just tired of seeing the same things over and over again and it not changing at all.”. A car caravan protest was expected at NorthPark Center and the Galleria, but the event did not attract many participants. At first, the conversations were somewhat calm, but several protesters walked onto the patio, and appeared to warn the customers what could happen if the entire group decided to take over the patio. “The hate here is steep and deep. This post will be continuously updated. A protest also took place in downtown Fort Worth late Saturday night. A customer began shouting back at the protesters, and then a protester threw a customer’s plate to the ground. By Saturday evening, a protest continued through downtown Dallas. News. Passing motorists honked their horns in solidarity. After the rally, the crowd marched past the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. “I think that across the whole United States, everybody’s just tired. Looters and vandals attacked storefronts, windows and police vehicles in downtown Dallas overnight following largely peaceful protests over the Minnesota police killing of … Moxie’s chose not to comment about the incident. “I’m Dallas born and raised, 35 years here. ©2021 FOX Television Stations, Protests held in North Texas after no officers charged for Breonna Taylor's death, Irving couple charged with murdering 8-year-old boy, violently abusing him, Video catches the moment street racer doing donuts takes out utility pole in North Dallas, Trackdown: Help find person of interest in murder of Christopher Thomas, IRS and Treasury to stop sending stimulus checks this week, 1 million North Texans still need to get vehicle registration renewed before waiver ends in April, 'It was torture' Police describe abuse boy endured before being rescued by Orlando server, Biden unveils $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus plan, including $1,400 stimulus checks, American, United, Frontier Airlines ban firearms in checked bags on flights to DC ahead of inauguration, CES 2021: Transparents TVs and vertical gardens, U.S. attorneys warn 'Don’t mess with Texas' after threats of violence on Inauguration Day. Use code LWC to save $10Want more from Steven Crowder?To enjoy more of Steven's uncensored late-night comedy that's actually funny, join Mug Club — the only place for all of Crowder uncensored and on The day started with a rally outside City Hall. One marched to Moxie’s, and demanded patrons say Breonna Taylor’s name, and he believed one customer laughed. A … ... this police department will not tolerate rogue vandalism, will not tolerate tearing up our city by individuals who are protesting. 7:30 PM: White House on lockdown: NEWS: White House is under lockdown orders from the U.S. Secret Service amid protests outside the gates over George Floyd, @MarioDParker reports. Floyd, a Houston native, was killed in Minneapolis police custody. “It’s not just about George Floyd,” said Jennifer Miller, co-chair of the Dallas Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. “Breaking a plate is probably a problem, but it’s nothing that a criminal charge will probably be filed about, and so really, in this situation, what needs to happen is everybody needs to find a way to sit down and have a healthy dialogue more so than having criminal charges,” civil rights attorney David Henderson said. Jinohn Temple of Arlington said it’s been exhausting seeing incident after incident of police violence against black people. Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson and Police Chief Renee Hall held a press conference Saturday afternoon to address the protests that took place Friday night. Johnson tweeted again Friday night, saying, "The protesters in Dallas tonight have largely been peaceful and respectful. DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A few dozen protesters gathered outside Dallas Poilce Headquarters before the sun went down Wednesday night. 9:25 p.m.: Dallas-Fire Rescue confirms crews have responded to 25 calls for service that were associated with the protests in and around downtown Dallas. We should warn you – the video is incredibly graphic. This, after a Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police officers for the killing of Breonna Taylor during a … The Dallas incident was part of a series of protests and riots that escalated throughout the United States in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Steven Crowder takes to the streets of Dallas to survey the damage caused by recent riots and discuss the media misinformation over the past days. Thank you. This is not our city,” he said. Bret Jaspers is politics reporter for KERA. White officers in both Dallas and Fort Worth have recently shot and killed black people -- Botham Jean was shot to death while sitting in his Dallas apartment in 2018; Jefferson was shot to death while inside her Fort Worth apartment last October. Several people damaged a Whole Foods grocery store on McKinney Avenue. "I felt like the police was an intimidation. @dallasnews pic.twitter.com/dKWlrprLQH, Fort Worth mayor: Pain is 'raw, real and deep'. Broadnax announced Saturday that the curfew that limited protests and banned activity in central Dallas for several days has been lifted. “What you’re seeing in the video is characteristic of what you’re seeing in society right now and that is whenever people feel like they’re not being heard, they’re going to become upset,” he explained. "For those instances that don't gain notoriety, we know the pain for black and brown families is just as raw, real and deep.". Dallas Police chief Hall spoke with a protestor. Volunteers pick up bits of broken glass after a night of protests in Dallas. When President Donald Trump demanded Monday that governors get tougher in cracking down on violence among some demonstrations, he cited Dallas protesters badly beating a man this weekend. A later post by the reporter shows the “critically injured” man being tended to by emergency medical workers. And it was intolerable.”, And she backed up the mayor's comments: "Last night, a peaceful protest began. Other protests were planned for Saturday, and Hall vowed that police officers would be out in full force. Hundreds of protesters had also gathered in Dallas and Fort Worth Friday night in response to the deaths of Floyd, Atatiana Jefferson and Breonna Taylor, black Americans recently killed by police officers. A Dallas mob attacked a machete-wielding man in the Victory Park area late Saturday.. By about 10:45 p.m. Saturday, Dallas police said they had made 74 arrests of protesters who will be charged with inciting a riot. Gov. — Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) May 29, 2020 The White House is under lockdown orders from the U.S. Secret Service due to protests outside the gates over George Floyd. By Fox4, May 30, 2020. Dallas police sources told WFAA they were bringing in arrest teams just after 1:30 a.m. Saturday after what began as a peaceful protest on Friday, … Dallas police described Wednesday night’s protests as peaceful, but also said it was not contacted about the scene at Moxie’s. Dallas protests continue just outside curfew zone, end with mass arrests on bridge The mayor says he has concerns about the way police handled marchers who were detained on … Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster in response to the demonstrations. I fully support their calls for justice. DALLAS, TX – A man was critically injured Saturday night in the Dallas riots when he tried to defend a shop. A man peers out of a broken window display in downtown Dallas on Saturday. In San Antonio, the Autonomous Brown Berets de San Antonio planned to hold a rally at Travis Park to demand justice for Floyd, who was from Houston. Protests over the police killings of black Americans continued for a second day in Dallas. Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster after two evenings of protests that turned chaotic and violent throughout Texas. But several protesters took their frustrations out on a group of people who were eating outside at Moxie’s in Uptown. I'm sorry. RELATED: Protests held in North Texas after no officers charged for Breonna Taylor's death. Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall conducts a press conference at Dallas Police headquarters about DPD starting to use a curfew to combat the recent protests for the death of George Floyd, Sunday. The crowd included people of all races and ages, many wearing facemasks to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. KERA News is made possible through the generosity of our members. At one point, the Dallas Police Department said it deployed tear gas to "disperse unruly protesters." “As Texans exercise their 1st Amendment rights, it is imperative that order is maintained and private property is protected.”, On Saturday evening, Abbott activated the Texas National Guard, saying that "violence and looting will not be tolerated. More than 1,500 Texas Department of Public Safety officers were spread across the state to help police departments in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin. “They’re not needed," she said. Lawlessness continued to reign supreme in Dallas on Saturday night, five days after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked nationwide protests and riots. If you find this reporting valuable, consider making a tax-deductible gift today. FOX 4 took the video to Henderson for his review, and he neither condoned nor condemned anyone's actions. Protests in Dallas, Fort Worth seek justice for black Americans killed by police Demonstrators planned to take a knee, march in honor of George … BREAKING: tonight’s Dallas riot was pre-plannedOrganizers were directing the crowd where to goThey had pallets of 100 bricks ready for riotersThey were yelling to the crowd “go left, there are 100 bricks on the corner over there”This wasn’t random chaosMore info to come — ELIJAH (@ElijahSchaffer) May 30, 2020. “Taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for that,” he said. Protests over the police killings of black Americans continued for a second day in Dallas. ", "We will not tolerate selfish lawlessness in the city of Dallas," Johnson said. Thousands of people gathered at Belo Garden Park in downtown Dallas on the ninth day of protests in the city against social injustice. ‘We’re not playing tonight,’ authorities say as they begin to enforce 7 p.m. curfew in Dallas Dallas leaders implemented the curfew Sunday for downtown and surrounding areas. Protesters In Dallas, Fort Worth Rally For Black Americans Killed By Police, George Floyd's Body Will Return To Houston, Mayor Says. The mayor said he respects the protesters calling for justice for Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery was recently killed while he was jogging in Satilla Shores, Georgia. Because if not, I hate to be the one that said, ‘I warned you’ like John Brown," an abolitionist in the 19th century who believed in taking up arms to oppose slavery. “So if you’re standing next to a white person, look at them and say ‘Get your white folks,’” she said. “The only destruction that needs to be taken place is the destruction of the systematic racism that is going on in this country," Anderson said. DALLAS, Texas — About 700 protesters took to the streets of downtown Dallas on Saturday afternoon in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of police. Hall said she understood the anger protestors felt over Floyd’s death at the hands of police in Minneapolis. "This is extremely dangerous for protesters, motorists and officers," the police department said on Twitter. Demonstrators also walked onto Interstate 35, stopping traffic. Initially, protesters took over the McKinney and Maple Avenue intersection. — BREAKING RIOT UPDATES – BLAZE TV (@ElijahSchaffer) May 31, 2020. “There’s no excuse,” she said. I don’t care,’ Embry explained. Dallas mayor condemns those who vandalized, looted in downtown after George Floyd protest . Tonight, at a restaurant in Downtown Dallas, BLM protesters (most of whom were white) came and disrupted an otherwise peaceful evening and escalated it … Of those, 27 were arrested on … I would say white people are tired, black people are tired, Hispanic people are tired, Asian people are tired,” she said. They also demanded justice for Mike Ramos, a 42-year-old black and Hispanic man who was killed by an Austin police officer last month. Protesters gathered in front of the Dallas Police Department headquarters on the 1400 block of Lamar St. Friday afternoon for what was initially … Highland Park Village is also closed. It got the crowd aggressive.". Shortly before 8 p.m., dozens of protesters made their way onto Woodall Rodgers Freeway. As of 11 p.m., Dallas police had made 74 arrests, including 10 arrests involving people on freeways. Olinka Green of Dallas spoke to the crowd in front of City Hall. “Those protests gave voice to the many people of color in this country who have long felt frustration … that I not only understand but that I share," Johnson said. So what you think they won’t do to us?” said Olinka Green of Dallas. “It’s about every single victim of police brutality and vigilantes, like the vigilantes down in Georgia who killed Ahmaud.”. Tells them to stay off the streets and not hit police vehicles. Although police said the demonstration mostly remained “peaceful” at the beginning, there have since been tense moments between officers and protesters, along with reports of looting and destruction. 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