Detroit Thanksgiving parade still on but no spectators


This May 12, 2020, photo shows a general view of the Renaissance Center, headquarters for General Motors, along the Detroit skyline from the Detroit River. A federal judge in Detroit dismissed General Motors’ lawsuit Wednesday, July 8, 2020, alleging that rival Fiat Chrysler paid off union leaders to get better contract terms than GM. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

DETROIT (AP) — The 94th Detroit Thanksgiving parade will march on, but any spectators probably will be in their pajamas.

People will not be allowed to line the parade route in downtown Detroit because of the coronavirus. Instead, they’ll have to watch the parade on television, The Parade Company announced Thursday.

“Our team has reviewed every aspect with the city of Detroit and the Detroit Police Department to ensure a safe environment. This is truly Detroit’s greatest tradition,” said parade chief Tony Michaels.

Another Thanksgiving tradition, the Turkey Trot, which attracts thousands of runners before the parade, has been canceled. People are encouraged to run it on their own.

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