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San Fransisco Pride Triangle Attacked Before Pride Parade

Every Pride week in San Francisco, a massive fabric pink triangle is placed on the hills above the Castro, a visible-for-miles reminder of the murder of homosexuals in the Holocaust. Yesterday vandals succeeded in burning a portion of the installation.

Arson investigators were trying to determine what caused a fire that damaged the Pink Triangle on San Francisco's Twin Peaks Sunday morning just hours before the city's annual Pride Parade was set to kick off, a fire department lieutenant said. "Right now investigators are looking at all possible sources of ignition," San Francisco Fire Department Lt. Mindy Talmadge said. The blaze was reported at about 5 a.m. near Christmas Tree Point Road and was extinguished about 30 minutes later. A 25-by-30 foot area was damaged, she said.

This was the 14th year of the Pink Triangle. The SF fire department says it has no leads in the case.
Last modified onMonday, 29 June 2009 19:52
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