Montreal Pride parade canceled

Montréal Pride parade canceled

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The Montreal Pride parade, which was to take place on Sunday, has been canceled for security reasons.

The decision was made with the SPVM on Sunday morning.

โ€œMontreal Pride Festival officials regret to announce that the iconic Pride Parade will not take place today for security reasons. A lack of manpower to ensure safety along the route is the source of this decision taken in agreement with the SPVM early this morningโ€, can we read in the press release from the organization.

Around 100,000 people were expected, including 12,000 attendees. Several politicians were also to join the event, such as Prime Minister Franรงois Legault.

The other festivities planned for the Esplanade of the Olympic Park are still taking place, starting at 2 p.m.< /p>