Future Of Mardi Gras Night Parade

Ocean springs police officials are asking city Aldermen to cancel the Ocean Springs Mardi Gras Night Parade. The reasoning protection of his police officers. Chief Deputy Hoppner told Aldermen that in the past years, officers have been assaulted while patrolling during the parade. Aldermen reacted by defending the well-attended parade, saying the city needs to find a way to protect *All* people in attendance even if that means upping police presence and adding in barricades. The board decided to delay a decision on the fate of the city’s night parade until the next board meeting.

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