Pride pa­rade is about unity

Edmonton Journal - - OPINION -

I watched the news re­gard­ing the Pride pa­rade. A few protesters no longer feel safe hav­ing the Ed­mon­ton po­lice be part of the fes­tiv­i­ties. I have gone to nu­mer­ous Pride pa­rades over the last 20 years and I was hon­oured to have the po­lice, Ed­mon­ton mayor, paramedics and fire­fight­ers walk along the route with us.

We were one. We are one. The Pride Pa­rade is all about unity. Un­for­tu­nately, due to a cou­ple of overly sen­si­tive souls the Ed­mon­ton po­lice depart­ment is no longer wel­comed, shunned, os­tra­cized. Sounds fa­mil­iar doesn’t it? What will be next, ban­ning plaid shirts and base­ball caps?

There goes the fe­male pa­trons in the Pride pa­rade.

If peo­ple are afraid of po­lice, chil­dren or bal­loons stay away from the Pride pa­rade next year.

Dolly Mo­holitny, Ed­mon­ton

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