An LGBT police group has stated it will not be taking part in a Pride parade in Paris which is set to start in the no-go suburbs of Seine-Saint-Denis, over fears regarding officer safety.
The police LGBT group FLAG! released a statement this week saying that due to safety concerns for officers, they would not be participating in the Pride march this year.
Johan Cavirot, the president of the association, was clear that the reason for the move was due to the fact that the march will start from the commune of Pantin this year, saying: “It will leave Pantin, in Seine-Saint-Denis, to reach République through neighbourhoods where police officers are not always welcome,” French LGBT magazine Tetu reports.
“The route of the march coupled with the terrorist threat and attacks with weapons towards the forces of law and order require that the securing of the procession of