For some bizarre reason, New York City was going to honor a former terrorist in a parade this month. He’s still going to march but he won’t be getting any special honor.
The New York Post reports:
Oscar López Rivera won’t be honored at Puerto Rican Day parade after all
Former terror leader Oscar López Rivera will not be honored at this year’s Puerto Rican Day parade, after the ex-FALN chieftain decided to turn down the award in the face of a widespread parade boycott.
Organizers of the June 11 march said the freed terror boss will forgo the “National Freedom Hero” honor and instead just march as a “humble” grandfather.
“He declined the honorary title at the parade. We respect that decision,” parade spokesman Andres Chavez said.
Lopez Rivera freed the parade organizers from having to take a stand on their decision to fete him, when he announced in an op-ed column published Thursday that he no longer wants the controversial award.
“I will be on Fifth Ave. not as your honoree but as a humble Puerto Rican and grandfather who at 74 continues to be committed to helping raise awareness about the fiscal, health-care and human-rights crisis Puerto Rico is facing at this historic juncture,” López Rivera wrote in the piece.
You have to wonder what they were thinking.