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Ferguson Protesters Halted at Macy's Parade

Several arrested upon trying to enter parade's path
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 27, 2014 11:45 AM CST
Ferguson Protesters Halted at Macy's Parade
Members of the Bahama All Stars marching band perform during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York.   (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

(Newser) – As New York celebrated at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade today, protesters over events in Ferguson, Mo., gathered at the scene—but it seems they didn't make much headway, nor did they make it into NBC's telecast, Mashable reports. Several chanting protesters were reportedly arrested when they tried to get into the parade's path. Afterward, organizers told the group to meet back at the New York Public Library, where demonstrations continued. Meanwhile, the parade was a success despite drizzly, 37-degree weather, the AP reports. The event featured six enormous new balloons, including Paddington Bear, Thomas the Tank Engine, and a Power Ranger. (Read more Ferguson, Missouri stories.)

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