The organizers of Los Angeles’ annual gay pride parade, who had already announced the event was going to be virtual this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, has now declared that the event will address racial injustice in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement in light of the uprising and unrest following the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police last week.
According to the Los Angeles Times, ““A peaceful protest march in response to racial injustice is planned for Sunday, June 14. It will begin at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Hollywood and Highland boulevards and proceed to West Hollywood, where the parade normally takes place, ending at Santa Monica and San Vicente boulevards.”
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“In 1970, we gathered on Hollywood Boulevard to protest police brutality and oppression to our community. We will do that again this year, where it began, in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. We encourage all community members who believe that we must root out this racial injustice and stand in solidarity with the black community and fight for real reform and change in this country on all levels of government to join us in this peaceful protest, in this march for justice,” LA Pride president Estevan Montemayor told the L.A. Times.