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Twitter shows scenes of LGBT pride parades in San Francisco and other cities

Member of the Siren Motorcycle club participate in the New York City Pride Parade on Sunday, June 25, 2017 in New York.
Member of the Siren Motorcycle club participate in the New York City Pride Parade on Sunday, June 25, 2017 in New York. AP

If you saw rainbow flags all over your Twitter and Facebook feeds on Saturday and Sunday, there’s a reason for that.

People packed Market Street in San Francisco to watch and take part in the 47th annual San Francisco Pride Parade this weekend. There were also LGBT pride parades in Seattle, Toronto, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York City and other cities held on Sunday.

Sacramento held its pride parade earlier this month on June 3.

This year, San Francisco Pride’s theme was “A Celebration of Diversity,” according to the event’s website.

People took to Twitter to show the atmosphere of the parades and other events that happened during the celebration. Several Twitter users posted pictures of volunteers setting up a pink triangle on the Twin Peaks in San Francisco.

The pink triangle was used by Nazis during the Holocaust to identify LGBT prisoners. Now, the LGBT community uses it as a symbol of pride, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

The first pink triangle was put up in 1995, which was painted on a canvas. The triangle put together on Saturday took 175 pink tarps and covers an acre. It can be seen for 20 miles, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Here’s a taste of what the parades were like from Twitter users’ perspectives:

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