‘How Can They Expect Peace When They Won’t Give Us Peace’: A Weekend of Demonstrations in Dallas Over Police Killings

‘How Can They Expect Peace When They Won’t Give Us Peace’: A Weekend of Demonstrations in Dallas Over Police Killings
‘How Can They Expect Peace When They Won’t Give Us Peace’: A Weekend of Demonstrations in Dallas Over Police Killings
Protesters demonstrate in Dallas on May 30, 2020.The armored SWAT vehicles arrived at Dallas City Hall shortly after 4 p.m. on Saturday, along with officers carrying thick shields and guns. Protesters, about a thousand feet away from the city’s Confederate War Memorial, had just shattered the windows of at least two police cruisers, causing the vehicles to retreat. As the newly arrived cops pointed their weapons at demonstrators, the protesters chanted, “Hands up, don’t shoot.” The police began to forcibly disperse the crowd, first with what appeared to be concussion grenades, then with tear gas. Some protesters were hit with tear gas canisters and pepper-spray projectiles; screaming from the pain, they ran to get aid and douse their eyes. Similar scenes played out in Dallas across a tumultuous weekend. Beginning Friday night,…View Original Post

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