[Marxism] Salute to Israel Parade vs. Puerto Rican Day Parade: Some observations

John johnedmundson at paradise.net.nz
Mon Jun 9 03:26:00 MDT 2008


On Sun, 2008-06-08 at 22:49 -0400, Ruthless Critic of All that Exists
wrote:

> This was probably because in the past the Puerto Rican parade in NYC
> has been marred by unruliness and disturbances:
> 
> "The events that happened early in the evening of June 11 after the
> [Puerto Rican Day] parade ended on Fifth Avenue have caused
> consternation among the board members, Mr. Perez said. In frenzied
> attacks that attracted nationwide attention, hordes of young men, many
> of whom had attended the parade, groped about 60 women in the
> southeast corner of the park near 59th Street.
> 
> "The police have charged 30 men in the attacks and are searching for 17 others."
> 
>     NYT, Aug 4, 2000

Congratulations Toothless, for digging up some dirt from an event EIGHT
YEARS AGO, and then picking out the one negative aspect of an event
described in the same article in these terms:

"The National Puerto Rican Day Parade, a New York institution since
1958, is embraced by hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans who enjoy
the annual chance to express pride in their cultural contributions."

In other words, out of 50 years of celebrations, you chose to highlight
the only negative story you could find in order to justify the cops
actions. Funnily enough, this isn't the first time.
Cheers,
John





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