LOOK: Big Easy’s Post-Hurricane Trash Problem Prompts STINKY Protest Parade


Residents of New Orleans have long marched to the beat of their own drum, and this remains true even as they crawl through the recovery process after yet another major hurricane wreaked havoc on the city.

Hurricane Ida was so troubling, in fact, that nearly three weeks removed from the storm there remains an unbelievable amount of trash piled high in the streets, baking into a putrid and wretch-inducing smell in the late summer heat.

So, in true New Orleans fashion, the citizens decided that a parade was in order. 

New Orleans often celebrates with parades: Mardi Gras to honor the city’s storied culture, funeral parades to celebrate a well-lived life, and now, a garbage parade to do the opposite of celebration — to protest.

Over three weeks after Hurricane Ida devastated parts of Louisiana, residents in New Orleans are still living alongside piles of household trash due to delayed trash collection pickups. The city’s mayor says the situation has reached the point of a crisis.

Some residents agree and found a very New Orleans way to make their outrage known: they held a “Trash Parade,” dressed in trash fashion, and marched carrying protest signs.

Images from the event were soon circulating on social media.

Leave it to New Orleans to take a situation so foul and turn it into a chance for revelry.