Detroit Thanksgiving day parade to see stepped-up security
November 24, 2021
Detroit, MI — The 95th America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Detroit will step off Thursday morning with beefed up security in place along the route. Police say major intersections along Woodward Avenue will see heavier police protection following the deaths of six people and injuries to more than 60 others when an SUV plowed into marchers and spectators during a weekend parade in Wisconsin. There also will be limited to no access from side streets and main arteries directly into Woodward. Police vehicles, heavy machinery from the city’s Public Works department and heavy barriers will be placed strategically along the route to prevent breeches. The parade is scheduled to start about 8:45 a.m. near Wayne State University.