Thousands at Dallas rally push for unity, immigration reform

DALLAS — People from all walks of life marched Sunday through downtown Dallas, calling for unity and immigration reform.

According to Dallas police, the city estimates about 3,200 people attended. No arrests were made. Hundreds of police, constables and deputies were present making sure the crowd was safe.

The march began Sunday afternoon at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe in downtown Dallas, and ended at the City Hall Plaza. Officials closed several streets for the demonstration.

Domingo Garcia, an organizer, said the event aimed to be a peaceful march. “This is a march where we are asking everyone to only wear red, white and blue, for the American flag. To only bring American flags, because this is really about America’s values,” Garcia said.

A lineup of entertainers and speakers addressed the crowd. Scheduled speakers include Martin Luther King III, actors Jamie Foxx and Danny Glover, faith leaders, and several local and nationally known elected officials.

“We’re telling people not to bring any weapons. Not to bring any poles or two-by-fours with banners or flags, because we want to avoid any conflict,” Garcia said.

By WFAA-TV for THE TEXAS TRIBUNE
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