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South Boston St. Paddy's Day parade route shortened because of snow

20 March 2017

A group of anti-war military veterans say they'll hold a silent protest because they've again been prevented from marching in the annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Boston.

The day's events kick off with the breakfast at 10 a.m., where many city leaders are expected to attend. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh and other high-profile politicians condemned the attempt to keep OutVets from marching with its rainbow banner.

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OUTVETS is humbled and honored to have represented all Veterans at yesterday's South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade. Last year, the city originally wanted to follow that same shortened route in the interest of public safety, but a judge restored the traditional route.

However, following broad backlash from local elected officials, the council reversed their decision and unanimously voted to invite OUTVETS, which participated in the annual parade for the first time in 2015.

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Earlier this month, the South Boston Allied War Council told OutVets that they wouldn't be able to march in Sunday's parade because the organization failed to comply with guidelines prohibiting the carrying of a rainbow Pride banner a year ago.

Bus routes that normally service Broadway and Andrew stations will not be running.

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South Boston St. Paddy's Day parade route shortened because of snow