Detroit Police Chief Says There’s A Reason His Officers Escorted Neo-Nazis Disrupting Gay Pride Parade


Joyce Dallas (C), 68, of Detroit waves a rainbow flag alongside onlookers during the Motor City Pride Parade on June 9, 2019

Detroit’s Chief of Police said that the neo-Nazis who showed up to counter-protest the city’s Pride Parade wanted to start “Charlottesville 2.0,” Yahoo News reports.

June is Pride Month, when the LGBTQ community celebrates itself and raises awareness of the issues in the community by hosting parades, outreach events, educational opportunities, and the like. However, in Detroit, the city’s Pride Parade was marred by neo-Nazis and white supremacists who showed up to counter-protest.

As reported by The Inquisitr, the counter-protesters showed up decked in Nazi and white supremacist regalia, some of them openly carrying firearms (which is allowed under Michigan law). Fortunately, other than some verbal back-and-forth between the two sides, there was no violence.

That’s because the Detroit police brought a heavy presence to the event.

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Detroit Police Chief Says There’s A Reason His Officers Escorted Neo-Nazis Disrupting Gay Pride Parade

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