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Code Pink sails again at the Grand Floral Parade

Code Pink Portland first brought out the "Portland Peace Fleet" in June of 2003, as a symbolic protest to the warships' part in Rose Festival. This year we "sailed" again. Wearing pink cardboard "boats," Code Pinkers marched the parade route one hour before the Grand Floral Parade on Saturday morning. Most of the crowd waiting for the parade seemed pleased to have some entertainment; many applauded and cheered us. There were a few hecklers, of course, but the cheers and applause far out-numbered the naysayers. Occasionally an onlooker would call out, "Support our troops." Our spontaneous response, without missing a beat: "BRING THEM HOME!" developed into a lively call-and-response chant.

2003 report: [ Pink splashes disrupt parade-goers' placid gaze ]

The Peace Fleet Sails Again!  2005 Grand Floral Pre-Parade
The Peace Fleet Sails Again! 2005 Grand Floral Pre-Parade