"Love Trumps Hate" — Protesters March in Downtown Dallas

"Love Trumps Hate" — Protesters March in Downtown Dallas

Throngs of people march through the streets of downtown Dallas on the night after the 2016 election, chanting "Fuck Donald Trump" and "Not my president." Scores of police vehicles and officers on foot escort the march, blocking off streets from traffic and keeping a watchful eye lest the protest get out of hand. Many of the officers wear riot gear; at one intersection they carry assault rifles. 


The protesters comprise multiple races and ethnicities. Some carry gay pride flags or the national flag of Mexico. Homemade signs vary in message from "Make Racists Afraid Again" to "Love Trumps Hate." One simply says "I'm Afraid." Near the beginning of the march, people standing above on the balconies of high-rise buildings throw down eggs, wine and barbecue sauce at the protesters. One man has a brief moment of panic as he sees a gooey red substance on his shirt sleeve and thinks it's blood.

As the marchers reach their starting point outside the American Airlines Center, Dallas activist and protest organizer Dominique Alexander speaks into a megaphone. He thanks everyone for coming individually: Latinxs, African-Americans, indigenous people, Muslims, women and the LGBT+ community. "We are united," he says to thunderous cheers. He closes with a multi-faith prayer and the crowd disperses peacefully.


Throngs of people march through the streets of downtown Dallas on the night after the 2016 election, chanting "Fuck Donald Trump" and "Not my president." Scores of police vehicles and officers on foot escort the march, blocking off streets from traffic and keeping a watchful eye lest the protest get out of hand. Many of the officers wear riot gear; at one intersection they carry assault rifles. 

The protesters comprise multiple races and ethnicities. Some carry gay pride flags or the national flag of Mexico. Homemade signs vary in message from "Make Racists Afraid Again" to "Love Trumps Hate." One simply says "I'm Afraid." Near the beginning of the march, people standing above on the balconies of high-rise buildings throw down eggs, wine and barbecue sauce at the protesters. One man has a brief moment of panic as he sees a gooey red substance on his shirt sleeve and thinks it's blood.

As the marchers reach their starting point outside the American Airlines Center, Dallas activist and protest organizer Dominique Alexander speaks into a megaphone. He thanks everyone for coming individually: Latinxs, African-Americans, indigenous people, Muslims, women and the LGBT+ community. "We are united," he says to thunderous cheers. He closes with a multi-faith prayer and the crowd disperses peacefully.

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