Dallas: Protesters arrested while trying to cross busy West Dallas bridge

Monday Night, Dallas police officers arrested protestor while they were trying to block a busy bridge. But the arrested ones will not face any charges.
 
The group of protesters first met outside the Frank Crowley Courthouse, outside the area affected by the 7 p.m. curfew in Dallas. They want justice for George Floyd and peacefully protested at the courthouse for several hours Monday afternoon and into the evening.
 
Before 9 p.m., they started marching toward the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in West Dallas.
 
Police Officers then made a barrier to keep the demonstrators away from crossing over the bridge. This was the first time members of the Texas National Guard helped Dallas police and SWAT.
 
The officers then used smoke to break up the crowd. Some protesters were laying down on the bridge and some were detained.
 
Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall spoke to the crowd and said she support the peaceful protests. She said in her statement,  “I would say to them I support them. We are all angry about what happened to Mr. Floyd. I have been the first person to stand up and condemn, alongside every police chief across this country. And we know that these are things that have happened in the past, even in the Dallas Police Department. And we are committed to change,”
 

 
Protesters had to deal with smoke, flashbangs while crossing Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge
 
When peaceful protesters were crossing Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, police officers formed a line to block them.
 
According to the member of the Dallas City Council, Adam Bazaldua protestors who were detained were later released. They returned to the courthouse where they had parked their cars. Those who were detained may not face any charges.
 
Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot’s office cleared in a statement that police is doing its job and the officer will not interfere. The officer statement said, "Any cases that come into the DA's office will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis,” No information on protestors who were detained or may be issued tickets have been given so far.
 
No information on overnight arrest has been given by officers.

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