Planners cancel MLK Day parade
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.”