- Associated Press - Monday, June 5, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A small group of protesters held signs and shouted at the crowds of people who came out to celebrate the LGBT community for Utah’s annual pride parade.

Police had to intervene, but it didn’t stop an estimated 50,000 people from attending the event on Sunday, many of them marching in elaborate, rainbow costumes to push for gay rights.

About a dozen protesters lined up next to the parade route, holding large signs and yelling at people marching nearby such things as, “You should be ashamed.” Authorities got involved when protesters and parade attendees got into arguments.

On Friday, a small group of protesters also stood outside the gay bar, Club Jam, on the pride festival’s opening night to yell anti-LGBT remarks at people who went inside.


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