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Top Stories: Anti-Trump Protests In Dallas; The Lone Star Film Festival Opens Tonight

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Marchers head towards Thanksgiving Square in downtown Dallas.

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Thousands of people took to the streets across the country to protest President-elect Donald Trump. Several hundred people in Dallas gathered near the American Airlines Center.

The crowd of mostly young people chanted and waved anti-Trump signs. The rally was organized by Next Generation Action Network.

Dallas police say there were no arrests or significant incidents. Protests also took place at UT-Austin and the University of Houston.

Other stories this morning:

  • You can add state Rep. Jason Villalba of Dallas to the list of Texas Republicans supporting Trump. That’s a change from earlier this year, when he wrote a column criticizing Trump. State Rep. Royce West, a Dallas Democrat, says the President-elect’s cabinet will show whether he prioritizes helping people of color.
  • Our Big Screen team has a preview of the Lone Star Film Festival lineup. It opens tonight in Fort Worth.  

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM. 

Former KERA staffer Krystina Martinez was an assistant producer. She produced local content for Morning Edition and KERANews.org. She also produced The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. Krystina was also the backup newscaster for the Texas Standard.