Officials Issue Warning Ahead Of Dominican Day Parade
Police and elected leaders are issuing a warning to revelers ahead of this weekend's Dominican Day Parade, saying the law will be enforced.
They say last year celebrations turned violent in Washington Heights.
"Thousands primarily of young people, many of them consuming illegal nutcracker, and some of them threw bottles at police officers. There were some arrests. And we're getting ahead of the curve. And we're saying this year, it will not be tolerated," said State Senator Adriano Espaillat.
"This is also for those who may think they can get away with coming in and bring disorder to the neighborhood. It is not going to be tolerated. We want to keep our community safe," said State Assemblyman Guillermo Linares.
The parade runs this Sunday along Sixth Avenue from 36th to 56th Streets.