Dallas is speaking its mind about the Charlottesville attack this weekend.
The organization In Solidarity is hosting “Dallas Against White Supremacy” on Saturday, August 19, from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. The organizers are asking participants to meet at the Confederate War Memorial of Dallas, 1201 Marilla St.
The Facebook event page says that the goal is to “not only to demand, once more, that this memorial be removed, but to also denounce white supremacy and show that solidarity in the form of diversity and unification is far more powerful than white-supremacy or racism.”
Eric Ramsey, the organizer, told WFAA that he expects “2,000- 3,000 people to stand up against white supremacists, Neo-Nazis and the Alt-Right.”
The event is expected to draw counter protesters, too.
Mayor Mike Rawlings said, “We will not interfere with the lawful or peaceful assembly with groups wanting to express their first amendments rights. At the same time, we will not tolerate violence in our city of any kind.”
Confirmed speakers for the event include: Abeerah Muhammad, Hieremila Haile, Eric Folkerth, Alia Salem, Joanna Cattanach, Lee Merrit and many more.