Prootesters in a small Texas town outside Dallas who are upset over the police killing of an unarmed Latino teenager took over a City Council meeting and ended up chasing the mayor away in a police car, WFAA reports.
The protests started in Farmers Branch on Tuesday night with just a single girl holding a sign, but protesters then started rolling in via buses. The meeting ended with about 200 people chanting the name of the slain teen, Jose Cruz, and forcing Mayor Bob Phelps to adjourn the meeting.
Police officers then escorted the mayor and council members out, hustling Phelps into a police car and quickly driving away. Video shot by WFAA’s Jobin Panicker shows scores of protesters in red shirts packing City Hall and then following the mayor out of the parking lot.