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Shots fired at Dallas protest

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DALLAS (AP) -

DALLAS (AP) - 
    
9 p.m.
    
Multiple media outlets report shots have been fired at a Dallas protest over two recent fatal police shootings.
    
The gunfire broke out around 8:45 p.m. Thursday. Live TV video showed protesters marching along a street in downtown when the shots erupted and the crowd scattered, seeking cover. There was no immediate word on whether anyone had been injured.
    
Scores of police and security officers were on hand.
    
A police dispatcher reached by The Associated Press had no immediate comment.

Eyewitness video Tweeted caught sounds of gunfire (warning: possible strong language)

    

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6:45 p.m.
    
Hundreds of people gathered in Union Square Park in Manhattan and took to the streets to protest the recent police-related shootings of two black men.
    
The protesters on Thursday chanted "The people united, never be divided" and "Hands up don't shoot." Police scrambled to keep up with the crowd as the group left the park and marched up Fifth Avenue.
    
On Wednesday, a Minnesota officer fatally shot Philando Castile while he was in a car with a woman and a child in a St. Paul suburb. The aftermath of the shooting was purportedly livestreamed in a widely shared Facebook video.
    
A day earlier, Alton Sterling was shot in Louisiana after being pinned to the pavement by two white officers. That, too, was captured on a cellphone video.

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7/7/2016 10:25:24 PM (GMT -4:00)

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