Protestors Bring San Francisco Pride to a Halt
A group of about 12 protestors brought the San Francisco 2019 Pride Parade to a halt on Sunday (30 June). They were drawing attention to the police’s participation in the parade, which they found objectionable because of the treatment by police to members of the LGBTQ Community both in the city and around the world. They also object to the many corporations that participate, that negatively impact the community.
About an hour after the parade began, protestors blocked Market Street by chaining themselves together under rainbow tubes, according to SF Gate.
Other pride attendees also pushed and shoved police officers, CBS reports.
Police arrested at least two people. But, authorities cleared the protest by noon and the march continued. Event organizers worked with the protesters and police to pacify both groups and promised to take the protesters demands under consideration.