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Some fear dog park could end a Labor Day tradition

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Every labor day, for a number of years, the communities around Princess Park in Shreveport gather for a cookout. Those who attended Monday say during segregation, they were kept from enjoying the green space, located just feet from their homes. They can now but many fear this year's Labor Day reunion could be the last. Mayor Cedric Glover's proposal to build a dog park there and plans to revitalize the area have forced some to believe they'll be un welcomed at the park once more.

"When you speak of revitalization, you are talking about gentrification, from our view point, because we won't be able to come back," Roy Coleman said.

On August 28th, District Court Judge Leon Emanuel suspended proceedings in his courtroom in the dog park case. The case will now be decided in the higher court.

 

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