Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-06-19 22:20:00 –
Wilton Manors, Florida. >> On Saturday, at the start of the Pride Parade in South Florida, a driver crashed into a spectator, injuring at least two people.
Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis confirmed that the crash occurred Saturday night at the Stonewall Pride Parade in the nearby city of Wilton Manors, WSVN-TV reported.
WPLG-TV reports that the truck driver has been detained. Authorities did not immediately reveal details of the victim’s injury or say whether they believed the crash was intentional.
Photos and videos from the scene show Democratic US MP Debbie Wasserman Schultz weeping while in a convertible at the parade. A Wasserman Schultz spokesman did not immediately return an email asking for comment.
“We were right in front of Fort Lauderdale High School at the start of the parade,” spectator Christina Curry told Sun-Sentinel in South Florida. “Suddenly, the truck spun loudly and broke through the fence … it was definitely a deliberate act across the lane.”
Wilton Manners police tweeted Saturday night that the general public was not at risk.
“A tragic event happened at today’s Stonewall event,” Wilton Manners Mayor Scott Newton said in a statement, according to WPLG-TV. “The parade has been canceled and a thorough investigation is being conducted in honor of all involved.”
June is Pride Month. A police attack on gay patrons at the Stonewall Inn in New York in June 1969 led to an uprising of LGBTQ Americans, triggering a gay rights movement.
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