Latino Councilor in Holyoke will skip marching in St. Patrick's Parade until more white councilors march in Puerto Rican Parade

The Puerto Rican Parade organizer said many white Holyoke Councilors do participate in that parade.

HOLYOKE -- Thousands of people withstood the cold or marched to participate in the St. Patrick's Parade Sunday, but City Councilor Nelson R. Roman was not among them.

Nor will he be, he said Tuesday -- not until more white councilors march in the Puerto Rican Parade in the summer.

"I, in good conscience, could not march in this years St. Patrick's Day...

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