Sunday, September 1, 2019

GET ME REWRITE: "A few hundred" Trump supporters march in Straight Pride Parade in Boston

Boston's Straight Pride Parade draws hundreds of marchers and even more counter protesters.  (USA Today, 8/31/2019)
After months of build-up and debate, drawing the attention of late-night talk shows and the scorn of many in this liberal city, a few hundred marchers took part Saturday afternoon in a Straight Pride Parade in Boston.  
The conservative-aligned marchers – many wearing "Make America Great Again" hats and other gear promoting President Donald Trump – started from Copley Square with a "Trump bridge" serving as the primary float. They held American and Israeli flags while Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the U.S.A." blasted from speakers. A man dressed as a giant dinosaur set the pace up front.

SourceMerriam-Webster (highlight and arrow added)

As for one of Boston's major events of the year.

Related reading:
Boston Pride Parade commemorates birth of gay rights movement.  (WCVB, 6/8/2019)
Among the nearly 50,000 marchers were three men who witnessed the beginning of the gay rights movement 50 years ago.

List of 67 corporate and other sponsors found here.

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