Here's how the internet reacted to Edmonton's Pride Parade being cancelled

Apr 11 2019, 9:18 am

People are not happy about Edmonton’s Pride Parade being cancelled.

Following news of the Edmonton Pride Festival Society’s (EPFS) April 10 announcement, people are voicing their disappointment all over social media, with some laying the blame on the society’s board of directors, and others on the groups who halted last year’s parade by protesting the event’s inclusion of police.

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The cancellation came after an April 4 meeting that ended in a call to police after members of Shades of Colour and RaricaNow, groups advocating for the rights of queer and trans Black people, Indigenous people, people of colour, refugees, and newcomers to Canada, allegedly arrived to protest. A Facebook post published by Shades of Colour states that they were not protesting and were merely there to support those of their group who were planning to make speeches.

EPFS stated in their initial release that they would be releasing additional information about the decision to cancel the event over the coming week.

Here’s what Edmontonians — and the rest of the internet — thought of Wednesday’s news:

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