The 2019 Pride parade in Charlotte (North Carolina) is scheduled to be held on Sunday, August 18, between 13:00 and 15:00 (local time), to support equal rights for lesbian, gas, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people. The parade is due to start on Tryon Street before proceeding to Trade Street. The organizers said that approximately 165,000 people attended the event in 2018, according to local media outlets. The parade is part of the Pride festival that is scheduled from 12:00 to 18:00 on Sunday. Other events related to the festival are expected in the surrounding areas.
Heightened security measures and traffic disruptions are expected along the parade route. Counterprotests cannot be ruled out.
Individuals in Charlotte are advised to remain vigilant, report suspicious objects and behavior to the police, follow instructions issued by local authorities, and avoid all gatherings as a precaution.
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