Plan­ners can­cel MLK Day pa­rade

The Dallas Morning News - - Metro & State - Star-Tele­gram Fort Worth Star-Tele­gram Loyd Brum­field

Or­ga­niz­ers of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day pa­rade in Ar­ling­ton are giv­ing up on the event, the

re­ported. The ac­tion comes af­ter the city de­nied pa­rade or­ga­niz­ers a per­mit over un­paid se­cu­rity costs and other lo­gis­tics.

Or­ga­niz­ers ap­pealed the de­ci­sion but weren’t op­ti­mistic that Mon­day’s planned pa­rade could be sal­vaged, the re­ported.

Even be­fore the lat­est ob­sta­cle over the per­mit­ting process, the pa­rade was shrouded in con­tro­versy over its se­lec­tion of Gov. Greg Ab­bott as grand mar­shal.

Ar­ling­ton NAACP of­fi­cials re­leased a state­ment say­ing said Ab­bott “has done more to dam­age and un­der­mine African-Amer­i­can and Latino civil and voter rights, ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties and eco­nomic em­pow­er­ment than any other mod­ern-day Texas gover­nor.”

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