North Texas activists plan to bring in busloads of protesters for GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s massive rally with supporters at the American Airlines Center on Monday.
Local chapters of the League of United Latin American Citizens and other North Texas activist groups expect to bus people in from Fort Worth, Arlington and Houston for the “march against hate,” according to a news release from Domingo Garcia, a Dallas lawyer who is president of LULAC Council 102.
Trump is scheduled to speak at the American Airlines Center at Victory Park at 6 p.m. The 20,000 free tickets were gone by Friday afternoon, and scalpers on Craigslist had them listed for up to $200 Sunday.
The march, called “Dump the Trump,” is expected to include more than 1,500 protesters dressed in red, white and blue, Garcia wrote.
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“We are not political piñatas. Trump is turning Americans on each other with his hateful and racist rhetoric. We will show him that Americans believe in inclusion and being a country of immigrants,” he wrote.
The march will start at 5:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 2215 Ross Ave., and end at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Drive.
— Monica S. Nagy