DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-It is Annie Malone Parade day in St. Louis. In the wake of the New Orleans Mother’s Day parade shootings, security is a top concern for the tradition that is more than a century old.
The New Orleans parade shooting along with the Boston Marathon bombing will have police on a high state of alert Sunday in St. Louis. About 50,000 people are expected to attend the Annie Malone Parade and police will be out in force. Not only will there be cops in uniform, but there will be plain clothes officers in place as well.
But despite the large presence, officers are asking that people in the crowd keep their eyes open for anything unusual. With so many people on the route, police have their limitations.