Mayor of London Sadiq Khan condemns anti-transgender group who ‘hijacked’ Pride march

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has condemned protesters who hijacked the Pride in London parade and distributed anti-transgender resources.

PinkNews reported live from the Pride in London march earlier today (July 7) as a group of radical feminist campaigners forced their way into the front of the march.

After brief negotiations Pride in London organisers took the decision not to remove the protesters, who subsequently led the Pride parade across much of its route bearing the sign “Transactivism erases lesbians” while distributing anti-transgender leaflets.

(Photo: Nick Duffy)

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has now condemned the protesters in a statement to PinkNews.

A spokesperson for the Mayor of London told PinkNews: “Pride is about celebrating difference and London’s amazing LGBT+ community.

“It’s about showing those round the world that in our great city you can be free to be whoever you want to be and love whoever you want to love.

“The vast majority of those present at today’s march respected and embraced that and the Mayor condemns the tiny minority who did not.

“Transphobia is never acceptable.”

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (C) opens the Pride In London parade alongside Tory minister Penny Mordaunt (far left) and London Night Czar Amy Lamé (centre-left) (Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Pride In London)

The Mayor was initially meant to lead the march, but for much of the route was stuck behind the protesters.

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