Lewisville police recommend residents avoid Main Street, Valley Parkway intersection due to protest

Demonstrators gather in front of the Texas Capitol on May 31 to protest police brutality. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Demonstrators gather in front of the Texas Capitol on May 31 to protest police brutality. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)

Demonstrators gather in front of the Texas Capitol on May 31 to protest police brutality. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)

Due to a scheduled protest at Lewisville High School on June 2, the Lewisville Police Department is recommending residents avoid the intersection of Main Street and Valley Parkway.

If not intending to participate in the protest, Lewisville police are recommending residents find an alternate route to their destination between the hours of 6-8 p.m.

“We commend residents for exercising their right to voice their concerns, and we share their desire for justice and equality,” the department announced on social media. “[Residents] should consider taking an alternate route today to avoid possible traffic delays.”

The protest is expected to be related to a wave of protests nationwide in support of George Floyd, a black man who died May 25 in police custody in Minneapolis.

For more information, contact the Lewisville Police Department at 972-219-3600.


By Ian Pribanic
Ian Pribanic covers city government, transportation, business and education news for Community Impact Newspaper in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth areas. A Washington D.C. native and University of North Texas graduate, Ian was previously an editor for papers in Oklahoma, West Texas and for Community Impact in New Braunfels.


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