Thousands Plan To Protest In Philly Some Dressed As Mummers On January 1, 2021


So far, 2.6k people have RSVP’d to the Facebook listing for the event, titled “Mummers/New Year’s Day Peaceful Protest Against Mayor Kenney,” and another 8.2k marked themselves interested.

Thousands say they’re going to the Mummers march on New Year’s Day

Michaela Winberg Today, 10:30 a.m.

With the official parade canceled due to the pandemic, several thousand people say they’re planning to join a Mummers march down 2nd Street on New Year’s Day.

Because the Jan. 1 event is billed as a protest, Philadelphia officials say they aren’t planning to take preemptive action to stop it, despite the current ban on large events.

“It is the city’s policy to avoid unnecessary confrontations in the enforcement of its emergency orders,” said Lauren Cox, a spokesperson for Mayor Jim Kenney. “As experienced during the summer with the protests for racial justice, and demonstrations around the election, the city is prepared to manage crowds and groups while upholding public safety.”

So far, 2.6k people have RSVP’d to the Facebook listing for the event, titled “Mummers/New Year’s Day Peaceful Protest Against Mayor Kenney,” and another 8.2k marked themselves interested.

Targets of the protest are Kenney’s “erroneous taxes and restrictions on our freedoms and liberties,” according to the event description.

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