Following another night of unrest in Minneapolis where fires and looting broke out as demonstrators demanded answers and accountability following the death of George Floyd, a local civil rights organization held a rally in Dallas Friday.
The Next Generation Action Network gathered Friday night at Dallas Police Headquarters.
The group then started marching through the streets of Downtown Dallas.
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Dallas Police did become involved around 9:30 p.m. when they used tear gas to break up the group.
At least four Dallas police cruisers were damaged by the protesters during the march, busing out windows and slashing all of the tires.
NBC 5 reporters on the scene report that the main group stayed within the downtown area, but a smaller group broke away from the protest and ended up shutting down I-35E for a short time.
Dallas Police say one officer was injured during the protest, and is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
In Minneapolis, Floyd was seen on video gasping for breath during an arrest in which a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for almost eight minutes. In the footage, Floyd pleads that he cannot breathe before he slowly stops talking and moving.
Founder of the North Texas-based Next Generation Action Network, Minister Dominique Alexander, said during a news conference Thursday that though there have been some wins of late, there is a long way to go in ending police brutality and securing transparency in related investigations.
"We have to continue to advocate, continue to mobilize, continue to make our voices loud and clear," Alexander said Thursday.
In their news release, NGAN said they were seeking transparency and equity in all judicial processes with regard to the Floyd cases as well as the case of Breonna Taylor, a young woman killed by police who entered her apartment while serving a "no-knock" warrant.
"The repeated acts of unjust aggression, excessive force and often lethal violence towards African-Americans in the United States perpetuate the painful and traumatizing redundancy of police brutality," NGAN said.
NGAN announced a call to action, asking supporters to join them outside Dallas police headquarters for a rally at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
"Join us, lend your voices. Don't wait until your child is the next hashtag," Alexander said. "We're trying to make sure a change is made."
Dallas Chief of Police Renee Hall made her position clear on the matter Wednesday saying she supported the decision to terminate the officers.
“I stand with the rest of my colleagues and major city chiefs and we all agree that this behavior should not be tolerated, and it does not represent who we are,” she said.
Dallas police said the hold used to restrain a person has been prohibited in their department for several years.