By Melanie Nathan, Aug 03, 2015.
Brighton in the United Kingdom boasts the largest Pride event in the United Kingdom. This year’s annual LGBT pride was interrupted yesterday, when Sussex police officers were called to deal with a “suspect package”, although it turned out to be a false alarm. The parade had to be rerouted, whilst bomb disposal experts were called to the site, who after a series of tests carried out a controlled explosion on the object.
Sussex Police have now confirmed that they are launching a criminal investigation into the incident, believing that the bomb scare was caused “deliberately.”
Let us hope, in the interests of deterring future incidents that the haters who caused this are arrested and dealt with harshly.
The Parade, which was delayed by an hour and a half due to the emergency, was attended by up to 160,000 people on Saturday, and otherwise passed off without any major incidents. The two-day festival is widely acknowledged as the country’s most popular LGBT event.
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