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Mardi Gras Fixture's Death Colors Parade Debate

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Mardi Gras Fixture's Death Colors Parade Debate

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Mardi Gras Fixture's Death Colors Parade Debate

Mardi Gras Fixture's Death Colors Parade Debate

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The Mardi Gras Indians are an African American group whose elaborate costumes and rituals have an unofficial role in New Orleans' celebration. Police had sought to curtail their activities, citing violence. Then the group's leader died of a heart attack while defending the Indians.