After watching the news about the demonstrations happening around our country over the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, I felt frustrated not being in the midst of all the action to document this important story in our nation’s history. I heard that there was going to be a demonstration here in Dallas. So, I thought I would brush off the cobwebs, and get back out on the streets, to see what I could capture of this historical event. I was glad I did! Not only did it get my adrenaline pumping again, and the creative photojournalism juices flowing, but, I ran into a great fellow photographer of mine and Eddie Adams workshop friend Christena Dowsett. http://www.christenadowsettphoto.com
Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Dallas on December 5th 2014 to protest race discriminations after Wednesday’s grand jury decision to not indict a white New York police officer in the death of Garner, an unarmed black man.
A protest speaker addresses the more than two hundred protesters that showed up at Belo Gardens in Dallas for the start of the demonstration.
Amongst other protesters, Mothers Against Police Brutality co-founder John Fullinwider holds up a sign during the start of the demonstration at Belo Gardens.
Protesters take to the streets of downtown Dallas.
Protester stop in front of the American Airlines Center chanting "I can't breath" and waving signs before continuing on their route.
Protestors stage a "die-in," during their demonstration before continuing on their route.
A commuter held up by the protest records the demonstration on his cell phone.
A protestor screams at Dallas Police, "I can't breathe" over and over.
Officers handcuff and arrest a protestor. Dallas police arrested more than a dozen people for blocking roadways.
Protesters walk the in the streets of downtown Dallas holding their hands in the air and chanting slogans.
Dallas police provided a rolling roadblock for the protesters to keep vehicle traffic away from the people walking in the streets.