Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, in the hours after the rally against racism and in favor of removing Confederate monuments from public spaces, declared that those monuments in Dallas will be coming down soon.
In a Facebook post at 11:15 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 12), Rawlings praised the crowd and the police for a safe and peaceful protest:
“Tonight was an important night for our city in becoming more united. I’m incredibly proud of the citizens of Dallas for assembling peacefully and expressing themselves without resorting to violence. The vast majority of people spoke in a peaceful manner and our police officers were the brave professionals we knew they would be. Our city listened to those that spoke and we will continue to listen to one another. We will take these statues down and we will do so soon. Thanks to all for your peaceful protest.”
See David Taffet’s photo of the protest here.