Caribbean revelry on Eastern Parkway
Tue, September 04, 2012 - 12:07 AM
AMERICAN POLITICIANS and Caribbean people were out in their numbers on Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, yesterday for the annual West Indian American Day Carnival.
Listed as one of the world’s biggest carnivals, the festival in the past attracted more than two million people. However, yesterday fewer than 500 000 people were seen on the Parkway. According to some revellers, this was because the New York City police department put too many “unreasonable” restrictions on the event.
The carnival usually begins around 10 a.m. and lasts until 6 p.m. the first Monday in September.
It was a great “Day-O” as millions joined grand marshal Harry Belafonte. (CJ/Daily News.)Please read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION, or in the eNATION edition.
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