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Another police brutality protest planned in downtown Dallas

One of the activist groups that was protesting police brutality on the night when five Dallas officers were killed in an ambush is planning another march in downtown Dallas this week.

With the march being planned for Friday, a night that would mark one week and one day since the attack, some are questioning the time and say it's simply too soon.

A few blocks from the site of the ambush is where there are plans for another demonstration against police brutality.

At a Next Generation Action Network meeting Tuesday night, David Villalobos said the group postponed a similar rally last week at the request of the Dallas Police Association.

"There is going to be no perfect timing, but we cannot wait until another Alton Sterling or Jose Cruz tragedy happens," said Villalobos. "We have to continue to call attention to the issue of police brutality and call attention to our movement."

DPA President Ron Pinkston said even with a one-week delay, he'd like to see officers get more time.

"It's 'cause the officers were stressed. They hadn't had much rest," Pinkston said. "They haven't had any time to heal, and that needed to take place."

Michael Walton, president of the Dallas Fraternal Order of Police agreed it's too soon.

"There's nothing that says you can't protest, we will be there," Walton said. "Just take a step back, take a deep breathe, let us mourn our people and you can come back in and do what you need to do."

The Dallas Police Department said they are "fully aware" of this Friday's march and are preparing to have the necessary resources in place to protect both demonstrators and officers.

"We lost five officers, and that's never happened before," said Pinkston. "That will be in the back of our officers' mind when he's out there."

Next Generation Action Network condemned the actions of Micah Johnson. They're asking demonstrators this week to engage in a 'silent march' -- no chants and no shouting.

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