New York celebrates Halloween with a massive parade inspired by robots

New York (USA) celebrated Halloween with a massive parade in the neighborhood of Greenwich Village in which more than 60,000 people participate in disguises and huge puppets, which this year had exceptional security measures.

It is estimated that in the 45th edition of the "Village Halloween Parade", whose theme is "I Am Robot", there will also be 35 music bands, hundreds of dancers and artists and thousands of puppets, although the huge robots will have a special role. three and a half meters high.

In order to participate in the parade, which closed traffic on Manhattan's sixth avenue for much of today's afternoon, it is mandatory to go in disguise, although the authorities have arranged several observation points for the hundreds of thousands of onlookers who crowd on the sides of the route.

The event will be joined this time by thousands of NYPD officers, both uniformed and civilian, with the aim of preventing any kind of event from occurring after the security threats that have been experienced in recent days in the city.

New York was one of the targets of the explosives sent by the American Cesar Sayoc, one of which arrived at the New York headquarters of CNN and another was intercepted in a post office in downtown Manhattan.

In addition, the day of Halloween this year coincides with the first anniversary of the terrorist attack in which eight people died, five of them Argentines, when a presumed supporter of the Islamic State ran over cyclists and passers-by in the Tribeca area.

Police Chief James O'Neill said there are no credible threats against the parade, but called for citizen collaboration and insisted that security forces be warned if they see "anything strange."

"There are going to be thousands of policemen on the street," he said.

It has also been organized throughout the city the screening of horror films, singing and dancing shows, artistic installations, poetry recitals, and of course, the day has become a good occasion to move to the sound of the most requested DJs .

A festivity that is increasingly popular in the USA. As on a worldwide level, Halloween has been celebrated for several days in New York with numerous events, among which the parade of dogs last Sunday.

Hundreds of dogs went with their owners to the 28th edition of the Annual Tompkins Square Park Dog Halloween Parade, disguised as dinosaurs, alpacas, bees, lions, superheroes or hot dogs.

Also, Central Park was the scene this Sunday of a massive traditional ornamentation of the pumpkins that later decorated the iconic lake of the green space of the Big Apple.


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