Chicago has dumped tons of dye into the Chicago River as part of the weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, turning the water a bright radioactive green.
Thousands of cheering onlookers clustered along downtown bridges as members of Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union Local 130 began dumping containers of dye into the river from motorboats Saturday morning. The annual tradition began at 9:30 a.m. and immediately precedes the St. Patrick’s Day parade.
These people are fucking crazy.
Have to love the green river tradition in Chicago pic.twitter.com/fRUAF6Q2Gl
— David Schawel (@DavidSchawel) March 15, 2014
#Chicago River green making its way downstream on St. Patrick's Day. pic.twitter.com/I2ikqjfRAI
— Lori Rackl (@lorirackl) March 15, 2014
Great day for the Chi-Irish. Chicago River turns green for St. Patricks parade. pic.twitter.com/PKcGjkN4oY
— Lynn Sweet (@lynnsweet) March 15, 2014
Let the celebrations begin! Dyeing green #Chicago River earlier today #HappyStPatricksDay #photography pic.twitter.com/yelcJMmHzn
— Rhonda Stratton (@Raceycleo) March 15, 2014
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