The Dallas Police Department has been notified of a rally for the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee Donald Trump. The event is planned for today, June 16, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Gilley’s Dallas, located at 1135 S. Lamar Street. Due to expected demonstrators, the police department will be conducting street closures beginning at approximately 2:00 p.m. on South Lamar between the 1000 block and the 1300 block at Belleview. Due to the closures and high traffic volume, delays can be expected in the area.
The Dallas Police Department is committed to protecting every person’s right to free speech and to assemble peaceably. However, there will be no tolerance for individuals who engage in criminal activity or attempt to incite violence or civil disorder. In order to accomplish this, a significant number of police officers, both uniformed and undercover, will be utilized to maintain order.