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14 Oct 2019 | 05:14 AM UTC

US: Trump rally and counter-protests Dallas (Texas state) October 17

United States of America News Alert

President Donald Trump plans rally in Dallas (Texas state) on October 17, counter-protests announced; heightened security presence and associated disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/14/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/17/2019, 11:59 PM (America/North_Dakota/New_Salem). COUNTRY/REGION Dallas

Event

President Donald Trump is due to hold a rally in Dallas (Texas state) on Thursday, October 17. Participants will gather at 19:00 (local time) at the American Airlines Center. A democratic presidential candidate, Beto O'Rourke, has called for a counter-rally on the same day. O'Rourke's supporters plan to meet at the The Theatre in Grand Prairie from 18:00. Several other civil society groups have also called for counter-protests, and participants plan to gather directly outside the American Airlines Center from 18:00. 

A heightened security presence and localized transport disruptions are expected near the rally and near all protest sites. 

Advice

Individuals in Dallas are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all political demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence, and refrain from discussing political topics in public or on social media.

 

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