ST. LOUIS — Organizers of a gay pride parade in St. Louis are reversing course and allowing police to march in uniform.

The decision announced Tuesday comes after Pride St. Louis asked police to not take part in the annual parade on June 30 because it coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising that fueled the global LGBTQ movement.

The uproar at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's West Village, began on June 28, 1969, when bar patrons and area residents clashed with police officers who had come to raid the nightspot. New York's police commissioner apologized this month for what his department did.

Pride St. Louis said in a Facebook post that it is dedicated to making sure the LGBT community feels "safe and respected."

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