Live blog from Kingston Ave from RebelJew:
Floats are extravagant. Congrats on time and effort. Uncle Moishi, Avraham
Fried, and Lipa were in great form.
Note: Alive and well is Moshichism [messianism], openly displayed on the floats and
chanted from the podium to great applause. Yellow [messiah] flags handed out to
the kids and present everwhere. There is no doubt that Moshichism is
officially sanctioned and encouraged.
Also, the support of SMR [Sholom Rubashkin] is encouraged from the podium to loud applause. That is nearly unanimous here.
A further update from RebelJew:
There was an interesting exchange on stage.
Rabbi Shimon Hecht was MC. Apparently, he had the mike turned off when the
yechi x 3 started after the last pasuk.
There were a lot of local non-jews joining in the fair after the
parade. The Jewish kids were treating them repectfully, and I heard
of no problems in the hours I was there.
There were some good messages, like being proud to be a Jew. And there were others.
Justice for Sholom Rubashkin had a table for petitions, donations, etc. And solidarity bracelets. They had free reign at the mike and at the fair.