Group suing City of Pueblo for not allowing Cinco de Mayo parade

Group suing City of Pueblo for not...

PUEBLO, Colo. - A Pueblo group is suing the city over a Cinco de Mayo parade that didn’t happen two years ago.

Pueblo police asked the Eastside Action Support Team not to hold the parade due to safety concerns.

The lawsuit was filed on Wednesday and says the Police Chief’s denial violated the group’s First Amendment rights.

Matthew Martin, the attorney representing the group, says the city's ordinance allowing the Chief to revoke the permit is unconstitutional.

"The person who is deciding whether to grant or deny a permit, in this case the Chief of Police, cannot have unfettered discretion in deciding whether to grant or deny a permit," said Matthew Martin, attorney.

This year's parade is still planned for next week. The theme is unity through resistance.

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