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Longview open carry march planned for Labor Day weekend

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Open carry march in Tyler. (Source: Facebook) Open carry march in Tyler. (Source: Facebook)

The organizers of the Independence Day open carry march in Tyler have planned another march, this time in Longview. This will be a Labor Day open pen carry celebration that kicks off in front of the Gregg County courthouse in downtown Longview. It is scheduled for August 31 at 9:45 a.m.

According to the group's Facebook page, more than 100 people plan to attend the march. Organizers said they want this to be a family event.

The Facebook page states, "Please bring your friends and family and join us in a public exercise of our God given right to self-defense! As always, safety is a first."

One of the organizers of the event, Matt Thiessen, said the group has already communicated their plans with the Longview Police Department.

If you would like to learn more about the event, or the march's route, click here.

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