This morning, before the parade, the city DPW went along the route cutting bikes away from bike stands and pole, to pile them into a truck for removal.
Tiffany Montogomery, herself a veteran, found her car towed - and when she complained, a cop threatened to arrest her. And then, when she got to the tow lot, they wouldn't give her her car without a "release ticket" from police, which meant a trip to the police station - after taking a cab there in the first place.
"I am a veteran. With military plates and they towed my car from a legal space. For the Memorial Day parade."
Montgomery said the meters on one side of the street had "No parking" signs, but not the ones on the side where she parked.
When she found the cop who ordered her car towed, she said she tried to point out the lack of signs on the side of the street where she'd park.
"I told him I'm a veteran. He said 'what difference does it make?' "
"The difference is that I am actually spending this time to remember fallen comrades. I thought that was obvious."
Meanwhile, Elizabeth Baldwin reported a problem with the T:
"Due to parade in Somerville MBTA buses didn't show up and there are no signs to say where to pick up bus."