Hundreds March In North Texas Protests On Friday

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May 30, 2020 - 10:36 am

    DALLAS (KRLD) - As nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, rallies were held in Dallas and Fort Worth Friday. Hundreds gathered outside the Dallas PD headquarters.

    The Dallas group remained mostly peaceful as they held a rally and then marched through downtown. That was when a small group broke off and surrounded a police vehicle. 

     Protesters smashed the front windows and looted numerous businesses in Downtown Dallas and the Deep Ellum neighborhood. Clean up is underway Saturday

    At one point, glass was thrown at the vehicle. Officers then used what was likely tear gas to disperse the crowd.

    Another group then walked onto the freeway and blocked traffic on I-35. Police were able to get them off the main highways before they made their way back to downtown.

    During the protests, Dallas police say one officer was injured. However, his injuries were not life-threatening.

    There were also dozens of people who marched in Fort Worth. The march was peaceful.