SF Pride Parade Ends Early After Person Sprays Mace Into Crowd

FILE – Marchers participate in the Queer Liberation March in New York, Sunday, June 30, 2019. Parades celebrating LGBTQ pride kick off in some of America’s biggest cities Sunday amid new fears about the potential erosion of freedoms won through decades of activism. The annual marches in New York, San Francisco, Chicago and elsewhere take place just two days after one conservative justice on the Supreme Court signaled, in a ruling on abortion, that the court should reconsider the right to same-sex marriage recognized in 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

San Francisco Pride Parade didn’t end as planned over the weekend.

A person sprayed mace into the crowd near the Kaiser Permanente main stage at the San Francisco Civic Center celebration on Sunday. No one was harmed during the incident, but many people were left terrified.

Two stampedes broke out as crowds began running for exits when attendees first believed someone had a gun. San Francisco police arrived at Civic Center on a report of a shooting at 5:25 pm. It is now confirmed that there was no shooting.

The official San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration & Parade shared a message to all attendees on Twitter.

Attendees shared their shock on Twitter.

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