Crowd gathers for peaceful march in SF in wake of Dallas police shooting

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Members of the faith community joined protesters in San Francisco Sunday following the deadly police killings in Dallas looking for answers and healing in the wake of the violence. (KGO-TV)

Members of the faith community joined protesters in San Francisco Sunday following the deadly police killings in Dallas looking for answers and healing in the wake of the violence.

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There were messages of healing at the Interfaith Justice and Peace rally organized by Bay Area faith leaders on the steps of San Francisco City Hall. "How we can bring committees together as well as police. I think we really need to have dialogue," Grace Tabernacle Church bishop Ernest Jackson said.

Some San Francisco Board of Supervisors said police tactical reforms are helping. "Last week, SFPD had its own stand-off with an African-American man with a gun. He lived," San Francisco Board of Supervisor Malia Cohen said.

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In San Francisco's Bayview District, neighbors and activists gathered at the place where Mario Woods was allegedly shot by San Francisco police last year after they say he refused to drop a weapon.

People want to vent their anger about police shootings. "Enough is enough, and that's the battle cry, enough is enough," San Francisco resident Darrell Rogers said.


San Francisco mobilized with extra officers on motorcycles and on rooftops ready in case protesters tried getting onto nearby Highway 101 like some protesters attempted to do on Saturday. "We definitely can't have this many police, they're treating us like criminals." San Francisco resident Yesena said.

ABC7 News asked, but didn't get a response from San Francisco police as Sunday's protest vigil was peaceful.

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