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San Diego Will Rescind Parking Tickets To Marine Mourners

In this Saturday Oct. 10, 2009, file photo, a U.S. military helicopter, the C...

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Above: In this Saturday Oct. 10, 2009, file photo, a U.S. military helicopter, the CH-53E Super Stallion, airlifts humanitarian aid to be dropped in affected regions around Pariaman, north of Padang, Indonesia.

San Diego's mayor is promising to rescind dozens of parking citations issued to people who gathered to honor a Marine killed in a helicopter crash.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported 35 tickets were issued Tuesday morning to people who lined the funeral route of Gunnery Sgt. Derik Holley. He was one of four Marines killed in an April 3 helicopter crash near El Centro.

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The city said nobody notified authorities of the procession from Miramar National Cemetery or the city would have found a way to accommodate it.

After a backlash erupted on social media, Mayor Kevin Faulconer tweeted Tuesday afternoon that the tickets will be rescinded. Two vehicle owners who already paid $65 fines online are expected to receive refunds.

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