In the Texas city of Dallas, hundreds of people gathered for a prayer Saturday morning, praying for unity and peace. Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson also led a group of ministers to attend a prayer at a church, local media reported.
Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax announced Saturday that the curfew banning activities in central Dallas in the past several days has been lifted. The curfew was announced last Sunday when violence and looting happened in the downtown area following a peaceful protest.
“We’ve seen many moving and peaceful protests over the last few days, some of which I joined,” The Dallas Morning News quoted Broadnax as saying. “We heard feedback from residents ready to open and conduct business in central Dallas and we agree it’s time.”
In New Orleans, Louisiana, several hundred people gathered downtown to protest against police brutality. Chanting “No Justice, No Peace,” the group continued marching as rain came down due to the approaching Tropical Storm Cristobal toward the gulf coast.
In the New Mexico city of Albuquerque, a locally-sponsored peaceful gathering named Albuquerque Unidos went on at the city’s Civic Plaza. Protesters held their hands high in honor of George Floyd, local media reported.
Demonstrations spread to cities across the United States after a video went viral of George Floyd being suffocated to death by a white police officer in the mid-western United States state of Minnesota on May 25.