Texas MLK parade cancelled after protest threat hurts funding
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ARLINGTON, Texas — A Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in North Texas has been
Arlington city officials said they denied a parade permit because organizers fell short on funding for security and traffic management, not because of the potential protests and boycotts.
Event spokeswoman Winsor Barbee told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that organizers were short by about $60,000 because several sponsors pulled their funding over the boycott threats.
Local NAACP officials said they support
Abbott's office called the potential protest a politicization of an event meant to unify Texans. Abbott later tweeted that he had committed his life to ensuring justice and he represents all Texans.
Information from: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, http://www.star-telegram.com