Marble Falls PD preps for protest



UPDATE: Organizers released a schedule of events as follows: Statement of Purpose ( 9 a.m.); Community Speakers (9:10 a.m.); Unity March Begins in Johnson Park (10 a.m.); "I Can't Breathe" Nine Minutes of Silence (11:15 a.m.); Community Speaker (11:30 a.m.); Prayer of Unit (12:05 p.m.); Breaking of Bread/Lunch (12:15 p.m.); and Event officially ends (1 p.m.).


By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Marble Falls police have readied resources and contacted several area agencies to stage at key points around the city in preparation of a Black Lives Matters (BLM) protest planned for Saturday, June 13 in Johnson Park, officials said.

The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day.

“Obviously, we are planning for multiple contingency plans, preparing accordingly,” Marble Falls Police Capt. Trisha Ratliff said. “There are multiple agencies that are going to assist.

“We do not anticipate anything but a peaceful protest,” she added. “We've been diligently working for two weeks to make sure that happens.” …

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