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US'Straight Pride' parade in Boston draws counterprotesters

00:15  01 september  2019
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College president calls Straight Pride Parade in Boston a 'perversion'

College president calls Straight Pride Parade in Boston a 'perversion' Emerson College President Lee Pelton harshly criticized the event set for Saturday in Boston Parade organizers fired back.

The 49th annual Boston Pride parade is planned for this Saturday. Pride President Linda DeMarco said her organization is taking no position for or against the Straight Pride A heavy police presence had to intervene between the two, and some counterprotesters threw objects including bottles of urine.

The Boston Pride Parade in 2018.CreditCreditScott Eisen/Getty Images. Mr. Sahady has organized “free speech” and pro-gun rallies in Boston that have drawn large numbers of counterprotesters . Mr. Sahady has at times appeared to celebrate the idea of violence against opponents on the left.

A "Straight Pride" parade in downtown Boston on Saturday afternoon attracted counterprotesters -- and a large police presence.

'Straight Pride' parade in Boston draws counterprotesters© Michael Dwyer/AP A transgender Trump supporter, center, marches in the Straight Pride Parade.

The parade started around noon at Copley Square and moved down Boylston and Tremont streets to conclude at City Hall Plaza.

Floats and signs expressed pro-military and pro-Trump sentiments, such as "Support our troops" and "Build the wall and crime will fall." A man in a jester's hat carried a sign saying "Great to be straight" as he danced down the street.

But a large number of counterprotesters showed up to taunt the marchers and chant, "Alt right, get off our streets, no justice, no peace." At police they chanted, "Who do you serve? Who do you protect?"

Heightened security in Boston for 'pro-straight parade'

Heightened security in Boston for 'pro-straight parade' Police in Boston were gearing up for possible clashes Saturday between "Straight Pride Parade" demonstrators supportive of President Donald Trump and counter-protesters who accuse them of being homophobic and extremist. 

People around the country are outraged over one man's plans to hold a Straight Pride Parade in Boston .

The Boston Straight Pride Parade refers to a controversial event planned by the group Super Happy Fun America ostensibly held to celebrate heterosexuals in society. The event, planned to take place in Boston , Massachusetts in late August 2019, was widely criticized as a mockery of LGBTQ Pride

"I'm outraged by the idea that straight people need a pride parade," said parade watcher Shoshanna Ehrlich, who came to the parade with her daughter. "We are not an oppressed majority by an stretch of the imagination. This is full of hate and offensive."

Video showed officers taking at least one person into custody, but authorities released no official information on arrests by mid-afternoon.

Boston police prohibited parking along the parade route and put out an advisory saying people should not bring strollers, backpacks and large bags into the area. Video of the event showed officers searching at least one backpack.

The parade was organized by Super Happy Fun America, which says it "advocates on behalf of the straight community in order to build respect. ..."

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"The Straight Pride Event will be held to achieve inclusivity and spread awareness of issues impacting straights in Greater Boston and beyond," the group's website said.

Milo Yiannopoulos, a right-wing political commentator and writer, was the grand marshal.

'Straight Pride' parade in Boston draws counterprotesters© Michael Dwyer/AP Counterprotesters, including one wearing a horse mask, line the route of the Straight Pride Parade. 'Straight Pride' parade in Boston draws counterprotesters© Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe via Getty Images John Hugo, left, and Samson Racioppi are leaders of the group that organized the 'Straight Pride' parade.

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BOSTON (AP) — Boston's district attorney has asked Massachusetts' highest court to intervene in a dispute with a lower court judge over the arrest of counterprotesters during a "straight pride" parade in Boston over Labor Day weekend. 

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