Oversold LA Pride Festival Gets Locked Down, Hundreds Turned Away

Hundreds were turned away from West Hollywood’s Pride Festival on Saturday night, including many people who’d purchased tickets.

Over 100,000 have people turned out for the LA Pride Festival, meant to run before and after Sunday’s Pride Parade,

Saturday’s oversold festival was meant to run from 12 p.m. to 1 a.m. but hit capacity at 10 p.m., causing the fire marshal and local law enforcement to crack down and enforce barriers. People who left the venue and returned were not allowed to come back inside, either.

According to NBC Los Angeles, disturbances broke out around the will call window and in the street, and an LA County Sheriff’s Department officer was assaulted.

Check out the link below for helicopter footage of the scene on Santa Monica Boulevard.

h/t: https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Pride-Festival-in-West-Hollywood-at-Capacity-485060791.html

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