Aurora Pride organizers appeal decision to revoke parade permit

AURORA, Ill. — The organizers of Aurora’s Pride Parade are interesting the town’s decision to pull its permit for this weekend’s festivities.

The metropolis pulled the permit after organizers weren’t ready to discover sufficient officers to work the parade earlier than Wednesday’s deadline.

The listening to is scheduled for Thursday morning and has been an ongoing tug-of-war between metropolis corridor, the police division and parade organizers.

The third annual parade was scheduled for midday on Sunday. The controversy began in May when organizers informed the police division they didn’t need uniformed officers marching within the parade, citing what they name a violent and oppressive historical past with the LGBTQ neighborhood.

They as an alternative instructed officers put on gentle uniforms corresponding to a polo T-shirt, patch or emblem. The suggestion didn’t sit nicely with police or Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin, who’s working as a Republican for Illinois governor and has taken a really pro-police stance.

In response, the mayor mentioned he wouldn’t stroll within the parade and pulled the town’s float.

Police mentioned the division is about 20 volunteer officers quick. Organizers couldn’t fill the hole with officers from different jurisdictions earlier than Wednesday’s deadline, so the town pulled the permit for the parade.

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