Toronto Pride Parade to kick off amid tensions between LGBTQ community and police

TORONTO — Swaths of Toronto will burst with colour today as LGBTQ revellers hit the streets for the Pride Parade against a backdrop of tensions between the community and the city’s police force.

More than 120 groups will march along the downtown route in this year’s parade — but uniformed officers won’t be among them.

Tensions involving police and the parade started brewing in 2016, when members of Black Lives Matter abruptly halted the march to present several demands, among them...

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