Pittsburgh Columbus Day Parade features cultural mix and protesters

Oct 14, 2019 178

BY: Bob Bauder

Maria Mastrantonio was among the hundreds who turned out on Saturday for Pittsburgh’s annual Columbus Day Parade and said it was comparable to the one in her hometown of Buffalo, N.Y. “I came for the parade, and then we have him here,” she said, nodding to her son, Antonio, who lives in Point Breeze. “It’s real nice.”

Canceled last year after the death of organizer Hank Blum, the parade returned to Bloomfield this year with its usual array of Italian organizations and musicians, plus groups including Greek, Latino, Caribbean, African-American, German and Polish dancers and bands. It also featured the usual protesters.

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