Savannah Georgia ruined Mike Pence’s St. Patrick’s Day in the best way possible

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Mike Pence was in Savannah on Saturday. The Georgia city hosted the South’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade.

He was expecting to see a lot of green as he marched in the parade, but he also saw a lot of rainbows.

Protestors holding signs that said “Mike Pence Is A Homophobe” and “Hate has no home here” waved rainbow flags.

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Some people protested for other causes, too.

“I’m a married lesbian, I’m 30 years old, and I’d like to adopt children,” Savannah Kite, who wore a T-shirt that said “Gay, Irish and Proud,” told the Washington Post. “I think his policies have hurt queer people, and that bothers me.”

The “secure zone” set up by the Secret Service for Pence was also a sore subject for local businesses, which expect the parade day to be one of their more lucrative days each year.

“It looks like it’s going to kill our business,” said Shane Johnson, who owns a doughnut shop in Savannah. “We should be slammed wall-to-wall right now.”

But many people were happy to see Pence.

“That’s the American way,” said Mayor Eddie DeLoach. “And that is why I think it was so great. And then people who were for him got excited and hollered ‘USA’ so I was fired up.”

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