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Spectacle, security on display at Macy's parade

6 months 4 weeks 1 day ago Thursday, November 23 2017 Nov 23, 2017 November 23, 2017 4:03 PM November 23, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
NEW YORK - Protesters say four activists at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade jumped over barriers and briefly sat down in the street to protest the end of a program that extended protections to immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children.
  
A spokesman for activist group Cosecha says they sat down near the start of the parade at about 9:10 a.m. Police quickly escorted them back. No one was arrested and the parade was not delayed.
  
Spokesman Roberto Juarez sys the four are recipients of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
  
The extravaganza of Americana made its way through 2 ½ miles (3.22 kilometers) of Manhattan on a cold morning, with new faces and old favorites in the lineup.
  
Paradegoers said the ramped-up security made them confident the event was well protected.
  

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