After five law enforcement officers were killed when snipers opened fire on police at the scene of a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas on Thursday night, the organizers of the protest condemned the violence.
Gunshots rang out as the protest, scheduled to last two hours, was wrapping up around 9 p.m. CT. It had been peaceful to that point, and the Dallas Police Department had been tweeting photos from the scene, including pictures of officers posing with protestors.
Dominique Alexander, the president of the Next Generation Action Network, told NPR in a statement that the group "does not condone violence against any human being, and we condemn anyone who wants to commit violence."
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