In pictures: ‘Straight pride’ parade met with counter-demonstration in Boston

A “straight pride” parade and counter-demonstration went off in Boston Saturday without any major conflicts reported between the two groups, though police made over 30 arrests.

Marchers pose

An organization calling itself Super Happy Fun America announced the parade as Boston celebrated LGBTQ Pride Month earlier this summer, saying it believes straight people are an oppressed majority. Counter-demonstrators accused those organizers of promoting an atmosphere of violence toward the LGBTQ community.

Marchers carried signs such as '2020 Trump' and 'Build The Wall'.

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John Hugo enters Copley Square and greets police officers before the march.
A float dedicated to re-electing President Donald Trump rides by the Boston Public Library.
Controversial speaker Milo Yiannopoulos addressed the crowd during the march.
Organisers Super Happy Fun America claim to advocate 'on behalf of the straight community in order to foster respect and awareness with people from all walks of life.'
Counter-demonstrators accused those organizers of promoting an atmosphere of violence toward the LGBTQ community.
No major conflicts were reported between the two groups.
The police kept both rallies apart.
The police used pepper spray to break up a group of protestors.
A protester clutches her eyes after police used pepper spray.
Several arguments and minor fights were reported and police made over 30 arrests.
The protesters vastly outnumbered the marchers.
He encouraged residents to attend block parties and other events that celebrated the city.