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Protest Draws Crowds To Dallas' Reverchon Park

Protesters listen to a speaker during a demonstration against police brutality organized by the Next Generation Action Network in Dallas on Saturday.
LM Otero
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Associated Press
Protesters listen to a speaker during a demonstration against police brutality organized by the Next Generation Action Network in Dallas on Saturday.

It’s been over two weeks since the death of George Floyd, and protesters in Dallas and across the country continue their calls for racial justice. Not even the Texas summer could stifle demonstrators Saturday at Reverchon Park in Dallas.

The sun was beating down on the park this weekend, but that didn’t stop protesters like Cedric Belcher from coming together yet again. But Belcher, a pastor from Fort Worth, said the heat was the last thing on his mind.

“Whenever justice, whenever righteousness prevails, it doesn’t matter the temperature," Belcher said. "It doesn’t matter. What matters is that people are standing up and not being silent."

This was the latest rally organized by Next Generation Action Network. The nonprofit, along with other groups, have led demonstrations on a daily basis since the death of George Floyd and they show no signs of slowing down.

Dominique Alexander heads Next Generation Action Network.

“There’s no more conversation. We’re tired. I’m looking at faces that have been here longer than I was — 10, 20, 30 years. We’re tired," Alexander said.

Sixty-year-old Willie Sharper was at the rally, too.

“When I get a cop behind me, I turn the corner because I don’t know if I’m going to survive the thing," Sharper said. "I shouldn’t deserve to have to do this, nor my sons. Feel like a second-class citizen."

But at rallies like these? He says he feels energized.