German Carnival parades defy weather, poke fun at powerful

Germany's main Carnival parades have got underway despite windy weather, with floats poking fun at U.S. President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May and many others rolling through the streets amid costumed revelers

DUESSELDORF, Germany -- Germany's main Carnival parades got underway Monday in the face of some windy weather, with floats poking fun at U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Some smaller parades, such as those in Bottrop and Fulda, were canceled altogether.

Revelers weren't letting the poor weather dampen the traditional Carnival irreverence.

Another float showed Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin ripping up a nuclear arms treaty. And a few weeks before Britain is due to leave the European Union, May was depicted with a long nose impaling a man wearing a Union Jack hat and carrying briefcases marked "economy."