- Associated Press - Thursday, November 26, 2015

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Thousands have turned out in St. Louis for the return of an annual Thanksgiving Day parade.

The parade was cancelled last year amid protests and widespread arrests over Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson and other fatal police shootings. The 2014 parade was scheduled several days after a St. Louis County grand jury decided to not indict former Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in Brown’s death.

The shooting helped spur the “Black Lives Matter” movement.

On Wednesday night, the city hosted an annual charity boxing and mixed martial arts event pitting police officers against firefighters to raise money for fallen first responders. Last year’s Thanksgiving Eve ‘Guns ‘N Hoses’ competition was delayed by two months over the Ferguson unrest.

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