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Black Lives Matter peace rallies, marches set for Sunday in Fort Worth

A peace rally and march are scheduled Sunday evening in southeast Fort Worth.
A peace rally and march are scheduled Sunday evening in southeast Fort Worth.

Two peace rallies and marches are scheduled Sunday for law enforcement agencies and Black Lives Matter, organizers said Sunday.

Business owner Manuel Brown said Sunday that at 6 p.m. rally will include residents and pastors from throughout North Texas.

“This is for Black Lives Matter and officers,” Brown said Sunday. “We have to stop this violence. We have to stop all the killings.”

The rally scheduled to start at 6 p.m. in southeast Fort Worth will begin in the 4200 block of Miller Avenue, just a block north of the Martin Luther King Jr. Freeway (US 287).

Residents and pastors will then march north to Berry Street and then return to the 4200 block of Miller Avenue.

Called the “Unity We Stand Peace Street Rally,” the event comes three days after five officers from Dallas police and DART were gunned down by a sniper after a peaceful Black Lives Matter march in downtown Dallas.

Dallas police later killed the gunman early Friday in a parking garage near the scene of the ambush.

Another Black Lives Matter rally called “No More” is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Sundance Square Sunday in downtown Fort Worth.

Organizer Shawn D. Florence of Fort Worth said the group has met every evening since Wednesday, the day after Alton Sterling of Baton Rouge was shot and killed by police.

Florence said the rally has attracted from 15 people to 60 residents each evening, meeting six times for the number of times that Sterling was shot. Baton Rouge authorities have not released any information on the number of shots.

“We’re in Sundance Square to say no more police brutality, no more unarmed shootings,” Florence said. “No more hate.”

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