Protesters march along the bank of White Rock Lake. (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)

A few hundred demonstrators, primarily young people from Lake Highlands, remained peaceful Tuesday as they marched into East Dallas near White Rock Lake to protest racism and police violence in the wake of the George Floyd killing by Minneapolis police officers.

The march began in Lake Highlands near Flag Pole Hill and proceeded toward Boy Scout Hill on the banks of White Rock Lake.

“I was raised by good parents who taught me every single person deserved dignity,” said Christopher Dunn, a Bishop Lynch graduate. “It’s because our parents raised us right that we’re able to look at everyone and say, ‘Everyone’s equal here.’ We have to go out and show with our actions that black lives matter.”

Daniel Kalleb marched with his Bishop Lynch classmate.

“Real change can happen now because so many people are riled up,” he said. “You’ve seen people from all races and religions, coming together, protesting for what is right. The killing [of George Floyd] ignited people of all races to be upset and understand what white privilege is. People, especially young people, want to use their white privilege to make sure the voice of the unheard is heard.”

Protesters head back to Lake Highlands after marching along the bank of White Rock Lake.(Photo by Danny Fulgencio)


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