Activists and protesters were arrested today when they tried to interrupt the Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
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Chanting “Justice for Mike Brown!” and “No justice, no peace!” the demonstrators marched south from the New York Public Library and turned right on 37th Street toward Seventh Avenue about 9:30 a.m. and then attempted a U-turn toward the parade route.
“There is no business as usual on Thanksgiving Day because there’s nothing to be thankful for while the cops are killing our children,” a protester told New York Daily News.
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“We will not tolerate, under any circumstances, any effort to disrupt this parade,” said NYPD police commissioner William Bratton.
Six protesters were arrested “after they allegedly threw an object from a building near the parade route where thousands of spectators gathered,” The Washington Times reported.