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Dec 14, 2014

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...

#santaconnyc and #nypd go together like PB&J

GC@gcarlocFollow

#santaconnyc and #nypd go together like PB&J

4:52 PM - 13 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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@garyheFollow

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

4:46 PM - 13 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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...

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

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

7:35 PM - 13 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

13. And started to leave...

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

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

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

REUTERS/ EDUARDO MUNOZ
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