Dallas – The Dallas Police Department (DPD) will monitor a rally scheduled to be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in City Hall Plaza, 1500 Marilla St. Organizers say the purpose of the “Dallas Against White Supremacy” rally is “to show that solidarity in the form of diversity and unification is more powerful than white supremacy or racism.”
DPD will have officers experienced in crowd control assigned to the event and is also monitoring social media and reviewing potential counter protests. Special response teams will be available to deploy to the location quickly if needed to ensure safety and security.
“Maintaining the safety of citizens and all protestors is a top priority for the Dallas Police Department,” said Interim Police Chief David Pughes. “We will also activate the City’s Emergency Operations Center on Saturday to monitor the event and coordinate with other local and state agencies for resources and support.”