A ‘Rally for Police and Country’ will be held Saturday evening in downtown Paris to show support for our police and love for our country, said organizer Robert Black.
“We have an opportunity to take a stand for our nation, to take a moment to show our support for our law enforcement and for us to make a show of force of just how united we the people can be,” said Black.
In a Facebook video posted on Friday afternoon, Black said there have been rumors of other protesters showing up in an attempt to hinder the rally with some reports that people could be coming from other areas like Dallas. However, Black has assured that this rally will not be political and that “no one wants that.”
Paris Chief of Police Bob Hundley said, “We expect this rally, like recent protests in downtown Paris, to stay peaceful. We respect everyone’s right to have their say and want everyone to stay safe.”
Hundley said officers will be patrolling the area has normal.
“In Lamar County, we are proud Americans who want everyone to have a chance at prosperity and we strive to be a community that helps one another. We recognize our law enforcement and our emergency personnel who risk their lives every day to save lives more than anything else. They go above and beyond the call to do their part in making our country and county a desired place to live.”
The rally will begin at 7 p.m. in downtown Paris around the fountain and all are invited to attend and show their support.