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New York Pride Parade Turns Into Stampede After Fireworks Mistaken For Gunfire

Written By: Aashish Vashistha

In Picture: Stampede at New York Pride Parade!

June 27, 2022 (New Delhi): A stampede occurred at a Pride parade on Sunday in the US city of New York, with hundreds of people attempting to flee after mistaking the sound of fireworks for gunfire, according to police officials. “There were NO shots fired in Washington Square Park. After an investigation, it was determined that the sound was fireworks set off at the location,” the New York Police Department said in a tweet shortly after the incident.

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According to AFP News Agency, Terrified people ran or walked briskly along a street adjacent to the square after the scare, videos on social media showed.Tens of thousands of people attended Sunday’s LGBTQIA+ Pride parade, which wound its way through the streets of lower Manhattan under the blazing sun. The New York’s Pride parade is the second-largest in the United States, after San Francisco, and Sunday’s gathering was the first time it had taken place since the Starting of Covid-19 pandemic. More updates are awaited on this story.

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