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New Orleans July 4th boat parade cancelled due to Trump’s election, says founder

A popular annual 4th of July parade of boats in New Orleans has been canceled this year — and the founder of the parade is the accuse of the 2016 election.

“When I think of wearing my flag dress and waving flags; I don’t know what it means, this year,” Katrina Brees told The Times-Picayune. “There are a lot of questions about our government.”

The 4th of July Flotilla paraded around Bayou St. John ‘ every year since 2012, but Brees said her “heart is just not in it this year.” The anti-Trump humor in Mardi Gras parades this year did not seem to lift her spirits.

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She was also concerned about the large crowds, trash, costume remnants, fireworks and boats left after the event.

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Float riders throw beads during the Krewe of Bacchus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, in February.

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The parade was to include a coronation of royalty in the Krewe of Kolossos, a mobile spectacle that transforms the trash into art. However, it should be noted that most of the people attending the event are not affiliated with the krewe, The New Orleans Advocate reported.

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They said that due to the large amount of people who were present at the event, “it was really old picking up other people’s messes.”

Brees said that they are not happy that the event is over, but she is relieved. They said that they would not be repealed if someone wanted to carry on the tradition.

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