After a bit of uproar Sunday and Monday that included broken windows at businesses and the Perot and Crow museums, plus an incident on the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge where police issued more than 600 citations, protesters moved into Oak Cliff Tuesday night.
The scene was peaceful, if loud, at Lake Cliff Park, Colorado Boulevard and Beckley Avenue, where hundreds of protesters gathered in solidarity with nationwide protests following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police.
The Dallas Police Department has issued a curfew from 7 p.m.-6 a.m. for central Dallas, including Downtown, Uptown, The Cedars and Deep Ellum, and they extended it to include Trinity Groves. But Oak Cliff still has no curfew.
Advocate photo editor Danny Fulgencio got the above shot. Here’s what he says about it:
I think I got something special tonight at the BLM protest at Lake Cliff Park, where an intense police presence was much less evident than in nights prior. A lone officer in a squad car inched toward the protest, exited, took a knee and then encouraged and cautioned protesters. The crowd embraced his gesture.