(ANSA) – NEW YORK, NOV 25 – The Christmas period has officially begun in New York. After missing a year due to the pandemic, the popular Macy’s parade is back.
Wagons, allegorical balloons and bands paraded again as tradition dictates along the streets of the Big Apple with a route that starts at the Natural History Museum on the Upper West Side and ends in Herold Square, in the square in front of Macy’s department store.
The parade, however, still took place with some Covid restrictions, such as the obligation of the vaccine for the staff of the parade, while the public was advised to wear a mask. Furthermore, there are no children on the wagons.
Security measures also intensified after the massacre in Wisconsin, where a man driving an SUV crashed into a Christmas parade, killing six people and injuring about 40.
In addition to doubling the number of policemen, cameras were installed along the route in New York and concrete barriers were placed to prevent any outside access. Outgoing mayor Bill de Blasio also assured that there was no particular threat. (HANDLE).
Source From: Ansa