Queer Rioters Attack San Francisco Cops At “Pride Is A Riot” Demonstration
A riot broke out at a demonstration in San Francisco dedicated to defunding the police. A number of cops were injured during the violent outbursts that took place with one officer receiving a spurt of spray paint to the face.
The “Pride Is A Riot” participants scheduled the event to coincide with the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a serious of violent demonstrations orchestrated by the gay community in 1969. “We want police out of schools, police off our streets, police out of all communities,” the rioters demanded.
San Fran Police Officer Is Hit With Spray Paint At LGBT "Pride Is A Riot" Demonstration: pic.twitter.com/AIKTzbR0Us— Brett MacDonald (@TweetBrettMac) June 29, 2020
Here’s how the event was advertised:
On Sunday June 28th, we will gather to honor LGBTQ freedom fighters who came before us, to call for the liberation of Black, Brown and Indigenous people, and to demonstrate that trans and queer people are in this fight.
It is not enough to demand police out of pride. We want police out of schools, police off our streets, police out of all communities.
Defund, Dismantle, and Abolish the police!
We are organizing a time and place. But we want you to make this day your own. Create a contingent of your beautiful queer neighbors, lovers and community members. Bring your motorcycles, cars, strollers, trucks, bikes, and feet. Bring offerings, gifts, dance, music, debauchery, spirit, whatever you have to share.
We call on all queer communities and our accomplices that are fighting for a future without white supremacy and the structures that support it. Join us in streets so we can reclaim Pride!