DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Hundreds of protesters from the Highland Hills area of South Dallas marched across the Houston Street Viaduct into downtown Dallas Saturday. They object to the city’s plan to greatly expand the amount of garbage going to the nearby McCommas Bluff Landfill.
The marchers say that’s their neighborhood, and no one asked them if that’s what they want.READ MORE: Police Search Apartment Complex For Kaufman Co. Chase Suspect
Marchers also say they’ve asked they city for grocery stores, recreation centers, and business development. Not one of them has ever asked for more garbage.READ MORE: Little Elm High Students Stage Another Walkout After Returning For 1st Time Since Protest 10 Days Ago
They say city leaders acted too fast, and without considering what would be best for the area.MORE NEWS: Haslet Amazon Air Hub Moving Half A Million Packages On Cyber Monday And Beyond
The demonstrators want a six month moratorium to study the expansion before city leaders decide what needs to be done.