‘It Should Have Been A Day Of Mourning’: One Activist on Sitting Out the Puerto Rican Day Parade

On Sunday, throngs of people lined Sixth Avenue in Manhattan for the 61st annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade. Rosa Clemente wasn’t one of them. “I made a choice this year. I couldn’t march,” the Bronx-born Boricua activist and former Green Party candidate for vice president tells Rolling Stone. “I really think this should have been a day of mourning.”

Clemente, who is 46, has

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