PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A group gathered outside of City Hall Friday to protest the mummers. The group demanded the City of Philadelphia stop using taxpayer money to fund the Mummers Parade.
It comes after some members of the Froggy Carr club wore blackface on New Year’s Day.READ MORE: Jalen Hurts, Eagles No Match For Cowboys In 41-21 Loss In Dallas
The demonstrators say enough is enough.READ MORE: Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. William Hite Will Not Seek Contract Renewal After School Year
“The blatant racism that is on display every single year, it’s a shame, it’s an atrocity and it has to stop,” one demonstrator said.MORE NEWS: EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Large Group Of Noisy Dirt Bikes, ATVs Take Over Radnor Streets
The men wearing blackface have since been expelled and banned from all future mummer events. The men said what they did was not racist.