Philly nixes Cinco de Mayo

After immigration raids across the country and reports of White House deportation plans, Philadelphia's largest Cinco de Mayo celebration has been canceled. Mayor Jim Kenney said, "I'm devastated to hear that ICE has had such a chilling effect that Philadelphians no longer feel comfortable engaging in this public celebration." An organizer said that up to 15,000 people used to watch the festival as hundreds of marchers paraded through south Philadelphia's streets.

Washington post