Over 100 Arrests During Pride Weekend Festivities

During the San Francisco Pride festivities celebrating the LGBT community over the weekend there were more than 100 arrests, according to police.

In areas where Pride activities were held, including the Civic Center area, near Dolores Park, the Castro District and along Market Street, there were 70 public intoxication arrests, 15 felony arrests, 11 misdemeanor arrests, and three guns seized, police said.

Police said more than 75 people were sent to sobering centers throughout the weekend.

During Sunday’s 44th annual Pride Parade that wound its way from the end of Market Street and into Civic Center Plaza, more than 1 million participants and viewers turned out this year.

Festivities around Civic Center continued Sunday afternoon following the parade with several performance stages sprinkled throughout the closed-off area.

This year’s Pride theme was “Color Our World with Pride.”

Sasha Lekach, Bay City News

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