MODESTO (CBS13) — The Modesto Police Department is boosting patrols in preparation for possible protests over a controversial “straight pride” event set to happen Saturday.

Organizers of the parade plan to hold a gathering Saturday, even after the city rejected their permit over a lack of insurance and safety concerns.

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The time and place have not been released, but police say they have a plan to keep people safe.

Earlier this month, the Modesto City Council passed an ordinance banning certain weapons at protests.

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