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24 hours before the climax of last Monday’s New York Caribbean Carnival otherwise known as the West Indian American Labor Day Parade in Brooklyn, two people were shot dead.

Others also got injured. There were concerns the incident may mar the beauty of the show. But the case was contrary, as millions of West Indians resident in the United States poured onto the hot sun of Brooklyn and partied.

The revellers, mostly cladded in the colours of their respective countries, were cheered on my onlookers, most of whom lined up on both sides of the streets, waving flags and singing along.

The annual event is one of the biggest and well attended festivals in the state of New York.

From Jamaica, Antigua, Barbados, Dominican Republic and Haiti, they turned up in traditional costumes. Others were waving flags, fondling each other as part of the celebration.

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

Especially for those born in the US, the festival is more of a platform to reconnect with their roots, learn about their traditions and indulge in the celebration.

Hundreds of NYPD officers were deployed to keep miscreants away from creating problems.

See photos and video below.

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Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

Millions turn up for New York Caribbean Carnival

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

New York Caribbean Carnival. Photo: Anny Osabutey/GhanaGist

 

 

US based Ghanaian award winning journalist, Anny Osabutey is behind the Prampram Fisherman American Diaries on GhanaGist.Com

 

 

 

 

 

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