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Protesters absent at San Diego Pride parade

Protesters skip San Diego Pride parade.
Photo credit:
Don Moore - Facebook

Another record-breaking Pride has come and gone. Hundreds of thousands filled the streets of Hillcrest for the parade, but there was one thing missing: protesters. 

There is a special policed section on the parade route which is designated for protest groups, but this year that space only contained San Diego's finest standing vigilant. 

Pride-goer Don Moore snapped the picture above, saying, "Out of everything I saw at pride, this year I found the protest area the most interesting: They never showed."

Some said a handful of protesters made their way to Balboa Park near the Pride Music Festival, but they weren't disruptive. 

"San Diego Pride is happy to report that we are one of the only major cities without any protests or any major incidents at the parade," San Diego Pride said in a statement. 

This was San Diego's 46th annual Pride weekend. It began early with the Pride of Hillcrest Block Party at 2 pm on Friday and continued into the evening after the Spirit of Stonewall Rally. 

On Saturday, the Pride parade broke attendance records once again while the music festival showcased headlining musical talent across several stages. 

The music continued on Sunday with rock legend Melissa Etheridge rounding out the weekend, performing her classics to energized fans. 

Although the official numbers have yet to be released, San Diego Pride estimates over 300,000 people attended the parade this year with 275 marching contingents.