2 Arrested During Protest at Mummers Parade

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PHILADELPHIA (WTXF/AP) Dozens of activists from the Black Lives Matter movement used the Mummers Parade to stage a protest Friday afternoon.

Police say two people were arrested during the protest. According to police, one was arrested for disorderly conduct while another person was arrested for disrupting a meeting or procession.

The Philly Coalition R.E.A.L. (Racial, Economic And Legal) Justice led the protest as thousands of spectators lined the parade route for the annual strut down Broad Street to Washington Ave.

This is the second year the Mummers have marched southbound. More than 10,000 men, women and children participated dressed in their finest Mummers costumes.

New this year was the "Philadelphia Division," meant to inject some diversity into the parade, with two new Hispanic performance groups, a black drill team and the LGBT Miss Fancy Brigade.