DALLAS - About 100 people showed up for the rally Saturday at Lee Park, protesting the removal of the massive statue to Gen. Robert E. Lee. The crowd was much less than the 300 that organizers had told police they expected. Protestors carried Texas flags and Confederate battle flags. Some carried signs calling for Mayor Mike Rawlings to be removed from office. Heavily armed members of Texas Freedom Force, the group that organized the protest, manned the perimeter.
DALLAS - A heavy police presence will be on hand on Saturday as some 300 people are expected to protest the removal of the statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee from Lee Park. The statue was removed Thursday from its massive base. It’s now being stored at Hensley Field, a city-owned storage facility in far west Dallas, until a task force appointed by Mayor Mike Rawlings decides what to do with it and other Confederate memorials in the long term.
The first thing Michael Faz heard at the door was a loud smack. He was inside his family’s apartment with his two younger sisters in southwest Dallas last month. He figured it was police looking for his uncle, so he started recording on his cell phone. He whispered to his sisters, “Girls, the police are here.” The men broke the deadbolt lock and came in. He would only later learn that they were not the police. They were bounty hunters. “Come out with your hands up,” one of the men said.
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