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Many of Houston’s African American ministers and activists who were were outraged by the not guilty verdict given to fired HPD Officer Andrew Blomberg, called for calm when protesting the verdict.

Former Houston police officer Andrew Blomberg was found not guilty of beating then teen robbery suspect Chad Holley Wednesday in a Houston courtroom.

After the verdict was read and standing outside the Houston NAACP headquarters, was minister James Dixon alongside other Houston area activists including Quanell X. Dixon spoke from a podium and declared it “open season on a negro.” Houston NAACP Executive Director Yolanda Smith was on had for the gathering and agreed with Dixon.

A formal protest has been scheduled for Thursday, May 17th at 4:00 p.m. outside the Harris County Courthouse. Organizers said that demonstration would be peaceful and calm.

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