DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Protesters gathered in Dallas Saturday to rally in support of immigrant and refugee rights.READ MORE: Appeals Court Ruling Keeps Abortion Ban In Place In Texas
Local activists along with civic and refugee leaders joined to speak out against President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and to denounce raids on immigrant communities by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.READ MORE: Amtrak Train From Fort Worth Crashes In Oklahoma, Four Hurt
The march began at Dallas City Hall Plaza with a benefit rally held at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.
The Dallas Police Department tweeted that a crowd of roughly 1,700 was seen protesting peacefully at JFK Memorial Plaza.MORE NEWS: Critical Race Theory Law Could Be Behind Latest Southlake Racism Controversy
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