The only thing worse than a protest shutting down a major throughway is a parade shutting down a major throughway.
While I disagree with the actions of people protesting, at least I know there's an objective behind it. A parade is just fucking annoying for no good reason at all.
Seriously, a heads up would have been nice. They put up signs saying roads will be closed for construction, but a parade? Nope. It's just "Surprise! Enjoy the unmoving traffic."
Is it unreasonable to ask whoever approved this misuse of municipal property to compensate me for the hour I just burnt trapped in the mire that is parade detours?