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38 photos of the ‘Straight Pride Parade’ and counter-protests in Boston

BOSTON (AP) — A ‘‘straight pride’’ parade and counter-demonstration went off in Boston Saturday without any major conflicts reported between the two groups.

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.

The parade, with marchers carrying signs such as ‘‘2020 Trump’’ and ‘‘Build The Wall,’’ moved from Copley Plaza, through major downtown streets before ending with a rally at City Hall Plaza, where the crowd and speakers were outnumbered by those protesting them from behind barricades.

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Several arguments and minor fights were reported on the parade route and police made over 30 arrests, but did not report any major confrontations. Four officers suffered minor injuries during the parade.

The “Fight Supremacy: Hands Off Our Pride” rally at City Hall Plaza.

Just JP performs during the “Fight Supremacy: Hands Off Our Pride” rally.

Molly Eskridge and her wife, Myra Hope Eskridge, write messages during the “Fight Supremacy: Hands Off Our Pride” rally.

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Parade organizer John Hugo enters Copley Square.

Parade marchers.

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Peter Brown, left, and Mark Hutt, right, who said they are engaged to be married, hold hands as they march with others in the parade.

Counter-protesters.

Counter-protesters yell during the parade.

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A counter-protester gestures during the parade.

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A parade marcher.

Counter-protesters react as the parade passes them.

Counter-protesters and parade marches collide.

Counter-protesters.

A parade marcher (in red) confronts a counter-potester.

Parade marchers arrive at City Hall Plaza.

A counter-protester confronts police outside City Hall.

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Counter-protesters on Boylston Street as the parade approaches.

Counter-protesters yell during the parade.

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A counter-protestor yells at a parade participant through a megaphone in front of City Hall Plaza.

A counter-protester is taken into custody on Boylston Street.

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A counter-protester is taken into custody on Boston Common.

A counter-protester confronts police outside City Hall.

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Boston police officers use pepper spray on counter-protesters.

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A counter-protester is taken into custody.

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