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Hundreds defend yoga pants in protest parade

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More than 300 people have paraded around a coastal Rhode Island town clad in yoga pants in response to a man's letter to the editor lamenting the ubiquitous casual apparel.

The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2eX6LU5 ) mostly women and young girls marched peacefully Sunday in the yoga pants parade in Barrington.

Many wore comfortable pants of various styles and colors.

The protesters marched throughout neighborhoods, some holding signs that read "Peaceful Pants Party."

They also collected items for a local domestic violence organization. They ended with a group yoga session.

Alan Sorrentino had told WPRO-AM he hoped the letter published in the Barrington Times would be enjoyed as a break from the current political campaign rhetoric. He said he received death threats because of his letter.

Police were seen in front of Sorrentino's home.

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