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Multiple people detained following incident at Dallas WalkAway rally

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Posted at 12:18 PM, Sep 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-06 13:18:29-04

DALLAS, TX — Multiple people were detained in Dallas Saturday following an incident at a rally in the downtown area.

It started at a peaceful political march and rally organized by the WalkAway Foundation in Klyde Warren Park.

Members of the Next Generation Action Network, including president Dominique Alexander showed up to counter protest, when things quickly escalated.

In video, numerous people appear to be involved in an altercation where police say a weapon may have been pulled.

Dallas police have since confirmed they detained multiple people for questioning, including Dominique.

Next Generation Action Network stood outside Dallas police headquarters for several hours Saturday waiting for "clarity" on the detainment, at one point blocking off the intersection.

"This is shut down and it's not continue to stay shut down until he's released," a member of the organization said.

They say this is their way to express their first amendment rights, the same way Dominque had the right counter protest the political rally.

"He was practicing his first amendment freedom of speech. The only thing that we're here today is to express our constitutional right of free expression."

At one point in the protests, members of the Next Generation Action Network say protesters from the political rally showed up.

Police did their best to de-escalate the situation.