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There will be an increased police presence at Sunday’s Lunar Year Parade in Chinatown, Chicago police announced, after a mass shooting left 11 people dead in a Los Angeles-area ballroom Saturday amid a weekend of new year’s celebrations.
“While there is no actionable intelligence in Chicago, we are strengthening security for Lunar New Year celebrations in the upcoming days by increasing our visibility and presence at these events,” Chicago police said in a statement.
Parade organizers said safety is always on the top of their list. Gene Lee, founder of Chicago Chinatown Special Events Committee and organizer of the event, said police told him they would be on high alert Sunday, but he said “unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the positions of the United States as of lately.”
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