Thousands attend Reclaim Pride March in Chicago

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CHICAGO — Although the Chicago Pride Parade for this year has been cancelled, thousands showed up for a march that organizers said was taking Pride to its origins as a protest.

ABC 7 Chicago reported that hundreds of people gathered near the Belmont L station in the Lakeview neighborhood at noon this past Sunday. The crowd grew to the thousands as they marched north to Uptown.

The rally and march all rolled into one, gaining steam and participants. Swelling into the thousands, marchers made their way along the 2-mile route north to Uptown.

In recent years, the Chicago Pride Parade has become known for the number of corporation-sponsored floats and politicians in it. With the George Floyd Uprising, many Pride events have become protest marches for Black Lives Matter.