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5 September 2017—
After the J’Ouvert Parade (a daybreak celebtation) and before the West Indian American Day Carnival Parade there was the West Indian American Day Carnival Breakfast at Lincoln Terrace Park in Brooklyn,
Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady McCray delivered remarks there, before they marched in the parade.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady McClay at the West Indian American Day Carnival Breakfast at Lincoln Terrace Park in Brooklyn.
Since last week Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner O’Neill had talked about the new security measures at he J’Ouvert Celebration, and, one thinks that the Mayor would talk about the safety of this year’s J’Ouvert Parade. No he did not. He talked about DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).
Mayor de Blasio at the West Indian American Day Carnival Breakfast.
Mayor de Blasio ,” It does’t matter if they were born in another country, they were brought up here. They just want to contribute to our society, and every single one of them is waiting for an announcement that would dash their hopes , their dreams.”
He reminded that 800.000 young people across this country many of who came from the Caribbeans, and he continued, “30.000 young people here in New York City who are supposed to be our hope, and now is living in despair.[..] President Trump should remember his home town, he should remember what it means to have all nations come together and contribute and grow. But he does not, sadly”
He continued with his plan, “We are going to go to courts to fight him, to stop him from taking away the “Dreamers”, their hopes. We are going to go to the Congress and fight for the “Dream Act”.”
After the breakfast, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady marched in the West Indian American Day Carnival Day Parade.
50th West Indian Day Parade wasn’t very different than the previous parades: Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio, First Lady McClay were there, again with flags in their hands.
Parade took place on Eastern Parkway, from Schenectady Avenue to Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn.
Big costumes were to watch.
Caribbean food, dancing revelers, colourful costumes were part of the carnival.
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