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Thousands attend annual MLK parade in downtown Las Vegas

Posted at 7:05 AM, Jan 21, 2019

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The annual MLK parade kicked off at 10 a.m. Jan. 21 in downtown Las Vegas.

Organizers here in the valley founded the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Committee in 1981 and the first parade was in 1982.

This year's theme is "Living the Dream: One People, One Nation, One Dream." The parade will start on Fourth Street at Gass Avenue and will continue down Fourth Street for more than half a mile.

Organizers like Briar and Wendell Williams says they hope those attending or watching the parade will remember Dr. King's message of love and unity.

Fourth Street from Charleston Boulevard to Stewart Avenue will be closed this morning for the parade. Thousands of people are expected to attend the parade.

If you are riding a RTC bus today, it is operating on a Saturday schedule and most schools, banks and post offices will be closed today.