LA replaces Pride parade with #ResistMarch (17 images)

Thousands people stretched from Hollywood to West Hollywood to replace the annual Pride parade with a #ResistMarch to protest politics in Los Angeles on June 11, 2017.
Updated: June 13, 2017 at 10:44 AM
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The city's first Pride parade was held in 1970. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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This year, participants traded their festive celebration for a protest march. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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"This year, the LGBTQ community is lending our iconic rainbow flag to anyone who feels like their rights are under threat and to anyone who feels like America’s strength is its diversity," said march organizer Brian Pendleton. "The political climate we find ourselves in has driven us to galvanize and unite." Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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Pendleton said he march is to show "we will resist being driven back into the closet by regressive policies." Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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The crowd chanted slogans like "Black Lives Matter" and "When women's rights are under attack, what do we do? Stand up fight back! When immigrant rights are under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back! When trans rights are under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back!" Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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The march began at the intersection of Hollywood and Highland where the first parade took place in 1970. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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Pendleton said the march was inspired by the numerous women's marches that took place after President Trump's inauguration in January. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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