Just after a late-afternoon thunderstorm, the corner of Aliceanna and Ann streets in Fells Point is alive with activity.

Horns honk. A woman speaks through a PA system. A man dressed in flowing robes and a tall hat impersonates a Roman Catholic cardinal. A woman walks through the intersection dressed in an old friar’s costume. Placards are propped up on the walkers of elderly women—one, dressed in a white T-shirt, oversized black oxford shirt, and a floppy hat, literally hangs onto a lamppost for support.

It’s just an ordinary afternoon for the St. Stan’s protesters.

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