Christian protestors disrupt Pride Sheffield event
Religious protestors attempted to disrupt today’s Pride Sheffield event. A small group, reportedly Christians, bearing placards and shouting anti-LGBT slogans appeared at Endcliffe Park (July 30).
They were quickly surrounded by some of those in attendance and eventually escorted away from the park. James Marriott, 35, from Sharrow Vale, filmed the incident.
He said: “I wasn’t near when it first kicked off but from what I could see a group of protestors turned up, a couple with megaphones and placards, chanting anti-gay stuff. “Pride attendees surrounded them and formed a makeshift anti-protest.
This continued for a while until most of the protestors disappeared leaving one main guy with a megaphone and a couple of others.
“The police protected them due to freedom of speech and right to protest, but the gay protesters grew in size and outnumbered them. Sheffield Pride is underway in glorious summer weather in Endcliffe Park but ran the risk of a protest by homophobic Christians disrupting it, Sheffield, United Kingdom on 30 July 2016.
Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography “Eventually the gay protestors formed a human […]