15 Photos Of Santas Lost Within A Massive Civil Rights March

Thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of New York City to protest recent police brutality on Saturday, which happened to coincide with the city’s infamous “Santa Con.” Some Santa Clauses couldn’t quite figure out what was going on…

1. It began as slight confusion…

2. Something was a little off…

3. The streets, normally reserved for drunken Santa Clauses, were just a bit more crowded this year…

4. But…why…?

5. What were other people doing in the streets…?

6. Who could possibly have the courage to interrupt one of New York City’s biggest, most celebrated, and beloved Christmas traditions…?!

Well, I tried to cover the protest from a certain angle.

— Gary He (@garyhe)

7. How could it be that Santas, elves, and reindeer marching through the streets were not the city’s top priority…?

8. The red suits needed a plan…

9. Some began to cheer on from the sidewalks, with their Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino in hand…

10. Others attempted to join in…

#SantaCon & #MillionsMarchNYC

— Emilie Ruscoe (@emiliesaysthat)

11. But soon they gave up…

12. They began to admit defeat…

@ChrisWarcraft here are your drunk Santas complete with a passed out elf same day as big protests #priorities #classy

— JBS (@jbs319)

13. And started to leave…

14. Searching for their costumed friends so, together, they could make an exit…

A lost Santa #SantaCon #MillionsMarchNYC

— WendyCarrillo (@wendycarrillo)

15. Because the Santas quickly realized they were largely outnumbered…

New York City December 13 2014

— Richard Turley (@Mr_Turley)

…and there was something far more important taking place in the streets of New York City today.

REUTERS/ EDUARDO MUNOZ

Kena Betancur / Getty Images

 

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