Skip to comments.Anti-Wall St protesters to join NY Halloween parade
Posted on 10/25/2011 7:50:19 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anti-Wall St protesters plan to join New York City's Halloween parade on Monday and although several people have been arrested at recent rallies for wearing masks, demonstrators will have a free pass for the holiday.
New York state has a law that bans masked gatherings and police have enforced the rule at protests by the Occupy Wall Street movement against economic inequality, which set up camp in a park in the city's financial district on September 17.
But the law, dating back to 1845, allows people to wear masks if it is for "a masquerade party or like entertainment."
"Exemptions for such occasions, including masquerade balls, are provided for under the statute," said New York Police spokesman Paul Browne when asked if police would enforce the law banning masked gatherings at the Halloween parade.
Occupy Wall Street has set up Occupy Halloween and said on its website, www.occupyhalloween.org, that protesters had been invited to join the 39th annual Village Halloween Parade.
Organizers of the parade, which attracts tens of thousands of onlookers and is broadcast live on local television, were not immediately available for comment.
Occupy Halloween urged protesters to organize costume-themed blocs, suggesting ideas such as Wall Street zombies, corporate vampires and V-masks -- the Guy Fawkes mask made popular by the graphic novel "V for Vendetta."
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Is nothing sacred much less immune these days to assinine stunts by thugs with agendas?
and Yes, the flag is upside down.. It's a protest, and a disaster too...
This band of freaks won’t need any costumes.
Now that makes it one authentic halloween parade. Mix in a gay pride contingency too and what a bash to be had.
The whole damn thing has looked like one big Halloween parade from day 1.
The professional career parasites can disquise themselves as working taxpayers.
I can disquise myself as someone who gives a (expletive deleted).
I hope that they don’t poop on the parade route like they do openly in Zucotti Park.
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