Critics Say Gov. Abbott Shouldn’t Be Part Of MLK Parade, Call For Boycott

What was billed as a region-wide celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., has drawn fire from local civil rights groups and community activists.

By Christopher ConnellyJanuary 9, 2018 10:13 am| ,

From KERA:

Members of the community are angry over the inclusion of Gov. Greg Abbott as an honorary grand marshal of the Toyota North Texas Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade & Celebration, which is scheduled for next Monday in Arlington.

Dominique Alexander from the Next Generation Action Network said he was shocked when he heard Abbott was given top billing at the festivities.

“We will not tolerate this, and we call for an effective boycott of the North Texas Martin Luther King Parade,” Alexander said, calling the decision an “insult to the black community.”

Alexander says he and others are planning to protest the event.

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