Pride celebrations were underway in Los Angeles last night as the LGBT community descended upon West Hollywood for the official LA Pride event, but thousands were turned away from the festivities after hours of waiting due to overcrowding. On Sunday, the city of West Hollywood issued an apology, citing safety and security concerns.
— CityofWestHollywood (@WeHoCity) June 10, 2018
According to tweets from the scene of the festivities, police were clearing the streets and threatening to arrest those who wouldn't leave.
— christopher peter (@wondermlm) June 10, 2018
i went to put money in my PARKING METER and had to wait almost three hours in line to get back into pride just to be tood they’re closing the gates and LAPD showed up to get rid of us@lapride DO BETTER AND BE SMART ABOUT YOUR TICKER SALES AND ORGANIZATION
— noah (@NoahJacksxn) June 10, 2018
Saturday night's Pride celebration included performances by Kehlani, Kim Petras, Icona Pop and Superfruit.
i’m seeing all your tweets and messages. i’m sorry LA Pride reached their full capacity and aren’t letting any more people in. y’all deserve refunds and i hope we get a chance to jam soon
— Kehlani (@Kehlani) June 10, 2018