Saturday, a little know company based in Bridgeport, Parades-R-Us will be hosting and presenting a parade to replace today's canceled parade. "Better late, than never!", PRU spokesman Kenny Duet told CHANNEL 1 NEWS.
|This is part of the crowd that showed up this morning to protest.|
Hundreds of parade goers lined the main parade route this morning, many dressed as Pilgrims, shouting obscenities and demanding that a parade be held. City officials met at city hall just after 9 A.M. to discuss a plan to defuse the escalating turmoil in the streets. It was quickly decided to parade the city vehicles down the parade route, officials went to the city maintenance shed where each of them manned a dump-truck, road grader, or backhoe and began parading with the protection of the police force. This tactic worked for about ten minutes before parade goers began tossing cans and bottles at the city trucks and maintenance vehicles and demanding to talk to the Mayor.
|City officials tried to appease the crowd|