Photo: Breitbart Texas/Bob Price
Over 8,000 people showed up to march yesterday for #PoliceLivesMatter in Houston, Texas.
The thin blue line of police supporters stretched for over a mile. Wearing shirts that said, “Police Lives Matter” on the front and “United We Stand – Goforth with No Hate” on the back, thousands made up a sea of blue. Hundreds of motorcycles also showed up in support. They said a prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, sang the National Anthem and then they marched. They marched for Deputy Goforth and all the officers murdered recently and said in one voice, enough is enough. No more killing cops period. Texans don’t stand for that crap.
Sherrod said the idea for the march began when he and a few friends were discussing a way to make a statement after the murder of Deputy Goforth. “We planned on getting a few hundred people to march down Allen Parkway to City Hall,” Sherrod explained.
Carrying the American and “Thin Blue Line” flags during the #PoliceLivesMatter march in Houston. (Photo: Breitbart Texas/Bob Price)
“The next thing we knew,” he said, “thousands were posting on Facebook that they wanted to join in. We decided to get a bigger venue and moved the march to this highway.” The large group of supporters marched along a 4.5 mile section of the Sam Houston Parkway. Police closed off the feeder roads to make room for the marchers and to ensure safety.
People of all races and colors, from all walks of life, came out to show their support. Most wore the blue shirts that were being given away, but many came wearing Captain America shirts.
Marcher gives thumbs up to Captain America. (Photo: Breitbart Texas/Bob Price)
During Deputy Goforth’s funeral, a story was told about Darren Goforth buying a pair of Captain America shirts for him and his son. He intended for them to wear them together. They never got to wear them until the day of Goforth’s funeral. Darren wore his shirt under his uniform, and his young son wore his under his jacket.
Dozens of marchers donned the Captain America colors to tell the Goforth family he is not forgotten.