DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Handcuffs come out, protesters go down, and a North Texas interstate is brought to a screeching halt. Those were the effects after hundreds of people came out to show their outrage over a grand jury decision not to indict a New York City police officer for an apparent chokehold death.
As of 11:00 p.m. there dozens of people were still marching through the streets of Dallas.
It was around 7 p.m. when some 200 people left Dallas Police Department on foot, with officers following close behind mostly for traffic control.
The protesters wove through the streets of downtown Dallas chanting “no justice no peace.”
Eventually the group made their way to the American Airlines Center. There, dozens laid down in symbolic protest of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and other black men and women killed by police.
At more than one point the people tried to enter northbound Interstate-35E, on foot.
Organizers said their mission was to have people not just show up but take action. One organizer urged residents to, “Vote. Speak out. Be the change.”
Organizers say they plan to be back in downtown Dallas Friday.
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