Several Cited, 1 Arrested After ‘Disturbance' During Dallas Rally, Police Say

Dominique Alexander was released Sunday morning

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Several people were cited and a local activist was arrested after a "disturbance" during a rally in downtown Dallas late Saturday morning, police say.

Officers responded to a protest at Main Street Garden Park at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday, police said. From the rally, several people were detained and taken to Dallas Police Headquarters to be questioned.

One of the people detained by police was Dallas activist Dominique Alexander, according to his group the Next Generation Action Network.

After police ran a "subject check" on Alexander, they said he had outstanding warrants and was arrested. He was placed in the Central Detention Center and released Sunday morning, according to the group.

All the other people detained by police were cited for their role in the disturbance.

Police said Alexander was released Sunday morning.

The incident happened at a rally for the WalkAway Campaign organized by conservative activist Brandon Straka, according to a press release.

Videos from the rally showed a man confront Alexander as he yelled into a megaphone and push Alexander down with his hand on Alexander's face. Another man is seen using mace on people in the crowd during the commotion.

Police said they were aware of a video on social media which showed a man with a weapon at the rally. Police said based on video they had seen, it did not appear the man pointed the weapon at anyone.

Police asked anyone with more information about the incident to contact Det. Jerry Hernandez at 469-682-1172.

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