Protesters try to slow Pittsburgh's annual Columbus Day parade

Protesters showed up at the annual Bloomfield Columbus Day parade Saturday to try and slow it down. The carried a sign that said "this land is stolen," referring to how Native American's lived here before Christopher Columbus arrived. Read More: Subscribe to WPXI: Connect with WPXI online: Download our FREE apps:

PITTSBURGH — Hundreds enjoyed the Columbus Day Parade on Saturday in Bloomfield.

The parade returned this year after a year's hiatus.  It was canceled last year after the organizer died.

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Protesters showed up at the parade and tried to slow it down, but the parade continued down Liberty Avenue.

Earlier in the week, a flyer was mailed to residents and businesses claiming that the parade organizers found out that Columbus Day was an offensive holiday and chose to cancel the event.

Organizers were quick to tell everyone that was not the case and the parade was still scheduled.