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At Pride march in Paris, activists demand racial justice too

Added 07-04-20 09:22:02am EST - “While the French capital's official Pride event was delayed until November to prevent spread of the coronavirus, grassroots groups plan a march through Paris anyway Saturday - led by people of color.” - Washingtontimes.com

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PARIS (AP) - While the French capital’s official Pride event was delayed until November to prevent spread of the coronavirus, grassroots groups plan a march through Paris anyway Saturday - led by people of color.

The virus has forced cities around the world to cancel, postpone or adapt Pride parades this year, frustrating activists who want to collectively mark the 50th anniversary of a global movement for LGBTQ rights unleashed by the first Pride march in New York City in 1970.

In France, activists marching Saturday hope to “re-politicize” the movement, and are joining with groups campaigning for rights of migrants, sex workers and minority or marginalized communities in impoverished neighborhoods of France’s suburbs.

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