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Critics Question Lack Of OPD Response To Unauthorized Parade

Oct 7, 2020

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Critics are questioning the police response to an unpermitted parade in support of President Donald Trump through the heart of Omaha. Witnesses say the Sunday afternoon parade of trucks and vehicles flying Trump flags and signs blocked traffic and ran through red lights and that cross traffic was blocked by parade participants on motorcycles. Police tell the Omaha World-Herald that parade participants had left by the time officers responded to reports of the parade along Dodge Street. Police confirmed caravan participants had not secured a parade permit beforehand. Critics say the lack of citations contrasts starkly with mass arrests made earlier this year in Omaha of those protesting police brutality and racial injustice.