Ben Franklin Bridge Will Glow Blue to Honor Police Killed in Dallas

Expect to see the bridge illuminated through Sunday.

The Ben Franklin Bridge will glow blue to honor the five officers killed in the Dallas shooting last week.

The blue lights lit up last night and will continue to glow through Sunday. The bridge joins other structures around the country illuminated similarly following the July 7th shooting in Dallas, when a peaceful Black Lives Matter rally was horrifically disrupted by a sniper attack that took the lives of five police officers and wounded seven others.

Protests similar to the one held in Dallas before the attack have sprung up across the country following the controversial police-involved killings of two black men in separate incidents in Baton Rogue, Louisiana, and Falcon Heights, Minnesota, last week.

Last month, the bridge was illuminated in rainbow following the nation’s worst-ever mass shooting, which occurred on June 12th at Pulse, an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando.

At the end of this month, the Ben Franklin Bridge will glow red, white and blue for the Democratic National Convention, to be held July 25-28th.

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