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Tue Jun 2, 2020, 05:15 AM

Hundreds of George Floyd protesters arrested on Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas

DALLAS -- A protest that started at the Frank Crowley Courts Building ended with the arrests of hundreds of protesters on the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas.

Protesters began marching to the bridge, a little more than a mile away, at about 8:40 p.m. Monday. They walked past police vehicles that were blocking the lanes, and the lights were shut off as the crowd made its way across the bridge. Police converged on the protesters when they were about halfway across the bridge. Then they used tear gas and fired what appeared to be paint-ball guns on the crowd.

Protesters dropped to their knees and put their hands in the air. But police ordered them to lie face down and told them that they would be arrested. Some protesters jumped into the other lanes and tried to leave with their hands in the air, but they were ordered to lie down as well.

Protesters were being loaded onto two buses. A Dallas police officer said they are “not going anywhere.” She wouldn’t say whether they would be booked.

Read more: https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/dallas/article243188061.html

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murielm99 Jun 3 #1

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Wed Jun 3, 2020, 02:26 PM

1. In Dallas....

This is anecdotal, but I want to post it.

My Indivisible group in Illinois has been meeting by conference call. One of our members has a daughter who lives in Dallas. She and her husband went out downtown. They found piles of bricks on quite a few street corners. Those had been placed there ahead of time so that disruptors could throw bricks, loot, and harm the peaceful protests. They called friends. They picked up as many bricks as they could and brought them home.

Maybe someone from Dallas could verify this or look into it.

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