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Protesters in NYC aim to shut down the Thanksgiving Day Parade today in New York City, primarily as a continuation of the demonstrations this week following the Ferguson, MO decision.
If you are on Twitter, take a look at the hashtag #stoptheparade, which is currently trending.
Although the tweets appear to be aimed at only the NYC Thanksgiving Day Parade, I would not be surprised if protesters in other cities attempt to shut down the parades in their respective cities.
Here are some sample tweets:
One great by product of
#StopTheParade would be when kids ask their parent(s) why it happened and they actually tell them THE TRUTH.
People who object to
#stoptheparade are actually telling us that their amusement is worth more than our lives. Think on that.
This one has been retweeted 144 times:
#stoptheparade has parents worrying that it’ll disrupt their kid’s day. Guess they’re too privileged to worry about their kids dying instead
Here’s another picture I saw on Twitter:
As much as I support the right of speech, assembly and protest, I’m not sure I agree that includes jumping in on someone else’s parade, literally.
But, regardless of wrong or right, if you do intend to go to the parade, have a plan on staying together, and what to do if trouble erupts or you get separated, especially if you are going with family members.
Be safe everyone, and Happy Thanksgiving.
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