Rainbow flags, fishnet stockings and broad smiles littered the streets as thousands celebrated Toronto’s Dyke March under a bright, pelting sun Saturday.
It was a stark difference from the G20 riots last weekend where black-clad protesters clashed with police under wet, dreary skies.
This time, police and marchers mixed with ease.
“Our guys needed this,” said Sgt. Nancy McLean, an openly-gay Toronto police officer. “Morale was pretty low after last weekend.”
Meanwhile, Michael Coren rightly piddles on the parade:
The latest nonsense is that there are more than a million people at the Gay Pride Parade in Toronto. This fraudulent mantra is repeated over and over again to the point that we’re not supposed to challenge it. But it’s an absolute lie.
Ask any cop privately how many people are in Toronto for the ghastly spectacle and they’ll tell you somewhere 150,000 and 200,000 at most…
If you want to see what a million people in one group resembles take a look at some photos of an outdoor Papal Mass or an evangelical gathering in Africa and Asia. …
Oh, and if you speak to honest cops in private and off the record, ask them if this really is such a safe weekend and about the numbers of sexual assault charges that occur.
That’s apart from the public indecency offenses that largely go unpunished because the police have been given orders – just like the Saturday of the G8 demo.