Police officer injured by man wielding knife at Brighton Pride

Sussex Police say 28 arrests were made during Saturday

Sussex Police say 28 arrests were made during Saturday

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A POLICE officer suffered a broken wrist after struggling with a man who had pulled a knife on him.

The incident happened during Brighton Pride yesterday.

British Transport police have issued little detail of the incident.

But Chief Superintendent Paul Brogden said on Twitter: "Sorry to hear of serious incident involving knife been pulled on @btp_uk officer during #BrightonPride today [Saturday]. Officer suffered broken wrist.

"[The] suspect was arrested by the officer who injured his wrist whilst struggling with him."

Elsewhere there were around 28 arrests for suspected offences related to possession of drugs, theft, ABH and public disorder.

Tens of thousands came to enjoy the day first at the Pride Parade, then at Preston park and into the night at the Pride Village Party in Kemptown.

Chief Superintendent Nev Kemp, who led the day's policing event said: "This is one of the biggest policing operations we manage, and it could not happen without the support and hard work from all those involved and the thousands of people who travel from far and wide to attend it and help make it an amazing and fun event.

"I was delighted to be able to march in the Parade again this year, which has to be one of the most enjoyable duties I undertake. I am also hugely proud of the officers who have been policing Pride this year, many of whom worked very long and busy shifts but remained positive and professional throughout.

"The overwhelming majority of people who have come to Pride have been brilliant but officers have made a number of arrests today for a variety of offences, which can be expected at such a large event.

"As the weekend continues I would urge people to please take care of themselves and each other. If you have come to the City with friends then stick together, have fun but make sure you all go home together - I don't want anyone to end up with not so pleasant memories of their Pride weekend.

"A visible presence of officers will remain throughout the city with plenty on hand to help if you need it. So, please do not hesitate to approach an officer if you have any concerns or need to report a crime".

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10:07am Sun 3 Aug 14

charlie smirke says...

I wonder how much this large Police presence costs and who pays for it?
It seems to have worked out quite well but I was just curious about costs.
I wonder how much this large Police presence costs and who pays for it? It seems to have worked out quite well but I was just curious about costs. charlie smirke
  • Score: 27

10:07am Sun 3 Aug 14

NickBrt says...

Argue please rewrite first paragraph. It reads like the officer struggled with a man then suggests that man had knife pulled on him not the officer!
Argue please rewrite first paragraph. It reads like the officer struggled with a man then suggests that man had knife pulled on him not the officer! NickBrt
  • Score: 37

10:08am Sun 3 Aug 14

Reader9000 says...

Argus! Is this your lead story? I know it's Sunday but you can do better than rip and post police blotter. Sell your city first and then show us the warts.
Argus! Is this your lead story? I know it's Sunday but you can do better than rip and post police blotter. Sell your city first and then show us the warts. Reader9000
  • Score: -24

10:21am Sun 3 Aug 14

IRISH DEFENCE FORCES VETERANS UK says...

My mother always said when the sun(SON) came out. "O WHAT A GAY DAY"
My mother always said when the sun(SON) came out. "O WHAT A GAY DAY" IRISH DEFENCE FORCES VETERANS UK
  • Score: -11

10:28am Sun 3 Aug 14

pebble counter says...

charlie smirke wrote:
I wonder how much this large Police presence costs and who pays for it?
It seems to have worked out quite well but I was just curious about costs.
Tax payers. We pay for everything.
[quote][p][bold]charlie smirke[/bold] wrote: I wonder how much this large Police presence costs and who pays for it? It seems to have worked out quite well but I was just curious about costs.[/p][/quote]Tax payers. We pay for everything. pebble counter
  • Score: 39

10:57am Sun 3 Aug 14

Reader9000 says...

pebble counter wrote:
charlie smirke wrote:
I wonder how much this large Police presence costs and who pays for it?
It seems to have worked out quite well but I was just curious about costs.
Tax payers. We pay for everything.
It would be good to know the over/under on this. There was a lot of business, but business had to pay in to get it so who knows? Good luck getting their books.
I'll add that no matter what you paid for it, Brighton Pride is something that the whole world notices and respects. You should be proud of your city. We look up to you.
[quote][p][bold]pebble counter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]charlie smirke[/bold] wrote: I wonder how much this large Police presence costs and who pays for it? It seems to have worked out quite well but I was just curious about costs.[/p][/quote]Tax payers. We pay for everything.[/p][/quote]It would be good to know the over/under on this. There was a lot of business, but business had to pay in to get it so who knows? Good luck getting their books. I'll add that no matter what you paid for it, Brighton Pride is something that the whole world notices and respects. You should be proud of your city. We look up to you. Reader9000
  • Score: -21

11:00am Sun 3 Aug 14

lewes road low life says...

pebble counter wrote:
charlie smirke wrote:
I wonder how much this large Police presence costs and who pays for it?
It seems to have worked out quite well but I was just curious about costs.
Tax payers. We pay for everything.
Yes but it has brought so much needed added business to the town and really put Brighton on the map.
[quote][p][bold]pebble counter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]charlie smirke[/bold] wrote: I wonder how much this large Police presence costs and who pays for it? It seems to have worked out quite well but I was just curious about costs.[/p][/quote]Tax payers. We pay for everything.[/p][/quote]Yes but it has brought so much needed added business to the town and really put Brighton on the map. lewes road low life
  • Score: -41

11:01am Sun 3 Aug 14

platelet says...

Most disappointing that the message from The Chief Superintendent has to relayed via tw*tter.
Most disappointing that the message from The Chief Superintendent has to relayed via tw*tter. platelet
  • Score: 13

11:31am Sun 3 Aug 14

r2dean2 says...

What a load of rubbish, I was there.going to.work. I teenager came though the ticket.barriers.at brighton station, he was.acting.suspiciou
s due to him.not having.a train ticket as there was.a.ticket and revenue blockade on. He knew he was going to get stopped so.threw his knife over the barriers, it landed right by a police officers foot who simply said, I think your coming.with.me.son.

Story over, get it right Argus.
What a load of rubbish, I was there.going to.work. I teenager came though the ticket.barriers.at brighton station, he was.acting.suspiciou s due to him.not having.a train ticket as there was.a.ticket and revenue blockade on. He knew he was going to get stopped so.threw his knife over the barriers, it landed right by a police officers foot who simply said, I think your coming.with.me.son. Story over, get it right Argus. r2dean2
  • Score: 14

11:34am Sun 3 Aug 14

hubby says...

If there had been 28 arrests at a football match there would have been an outcry!
If there had been 28 arrests at a football match there would have been an outcry! hubby
  • Score: 31

12:01pm Sun 3 Aug 14

unbias1 says...

hubby wrote:
If there had been 28 arrests at a football match there would have been an outcry!
Indeed hubby..then take into account the percentage of 'supporters'....

28 is a bloody small amount, actually i'd say it was a quiet day for Brighton (I know the arrest's relate to the event).

I love Pride as it does bring cash into the City I was born in and it's a fun event, I don't though agree with some of the almost obscene near exposure members within the parade...especially with many children being in sight of it on a public highway.

I've been to the park in the past and really enjoyed the party atmosphere, i'm heterosexual, not that that matters in the slightest !

Why can't there be all the fun that the event has EVERY night in Pub's and Club's?...........Wo
uldn't it be a great world.
[quote][p][bold]hubby[/bold] wrote: If there had been 28 arrests at a football match there would have been an outcry![/p][/quote]Indeed hubby..then take into account the percentage of 'supporters'.... 28 is a bloody small amount, actually i'd say it was a quiet day for Brighton (I know the arrest's relate to the event). I love Pride as it does bring cash into the City I was born in and it's a fun event, I don't though agree with some of the almost obscene near exposure members within the parade...especially with many children being in sight of it on a public highway. I've been to the park in the past and really enjoyed the party atmosphere, i'm heterosexual, not that that matters in the slightest ! Why can't there be all the fun that the event has EVERY night in Pub's and Club's?...........Wo uldn't it be a great world. unbias1
  • Score: 0

12:01pm Sun 3 Aug 14

monkeymoo says...

hubby wrote:
If there had been 28 arrests at a football match there would have been an outcry!
Pointless statement.
How many people attend an average football match?
How many people attended Pride yesterday?
Work out the percentage, then state whether or not 'There would be an outcry'!

Either way,
I'm Still disgusted that a large part of the city (Kemp Town and seafront) was made OUT OF BOUNDS to everyone...unless you paid £5.
How is this showing 'equality'? Surely it only shows a desire to be SEPARATE from the majority!!
[quote][p][bold]hubby[/bold] wrote: If there had been 28 arrests at a football match there would have been an outcry![/p][/quote]Pointless statement. How many people attend an average football match? How many people attended Pride yesterday? Work out the percentage, then state whether or not 'There would be an outcry'! Either way, I'm Still disgusted that a large part of the city (Kemp Town and seafront) was made OUT OF BOUNDS to everyone...unless you paid £5. How is this showing 'equality'? Surely it only shows a desire to be SEPARATE from the majority!! monkeymoo
  • Score: 26

12:03pm Sun 3 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

lewes road low life wrote:
pebble counter wrote:
charlie smirke wrote:
I wonder how much this large Police presence costs and who pays for it?
It seems to have worked out quite well but I was just curious about costs.
Tax payers. We pay for everything.
Yes but it has brought so much needed added business to the town and really put Brighton on the map.
Yeah, like because no-one in the UK has ever heard of Brighton, right?

*shakes head*
[quote][p][bold]lewes road low life[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pebble counter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]charlie smirke[/bold] wrote: I wonder how much this large Police presence costs and who pays for it? It seems to have worked out quite well but I was just curious about costs.[/p][/quote]Tax payers. We pay for everything.[/p][/quote]Yes but it has brought so much needed added business to the town and really put Brighton on the map.[/p][/quote]Yeah, like because no-one in the UK has ever heard of Brighton, right? *shakes head* stevo!!
  • Score: -217

12:09pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Reader9000 says...

r2dean2 wrote:
What a load of rubbish, I was there.going to.work. I teenager came though the ticket.barriers.at brighton station, he was.acting.suspiciou

s due to him.not having.a train ticket as there was.a.ticket and revenue blockade on. He knew he was going to get stopped so.threw his knife over the barriers, it landed right by a police officers foot who simply said, I think your coming.with.me.son.

Story over, get it right Argus.
Are you an eye witness? Or are you the guy. Your ISP knows where you live. #DRIP
[quote][p][bold]r2dean2[/bold] wrote: What a load of rubbish, I was there.going to.work. I teenager came though the ticket.barriers.at brighton station, he was.acting.suspiciou s due to him.not having.a train ticket as there was.a.ticket and revenue blockade on. He knew he was going to get stopped so.threw his knife over the barriers, it landed right by a police officers foot who simply said, I think your coming.with.me.son. Story over, get it right Argus.[/p][/quote]Are you an eye witness? Or are you the guy. Your ISP knows where you live. #DRIP Reader9000
  • Score: -35

12:14pm Sun 3 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

There is no connection whatsoever between the broken wrist incident and Pride.

Quite why the Argus is trying to link the two isn't clear.

Get this.......not everything that happens in a city on the day of an event is linked to that event.

'tens of thousands' at Pride? What happened to the 160,000 who were turning up yesterday?
There is no connection whatsoever between the broken wrist incident and Pride. Quite why the Argus is trying to link the two isn't clear. Get this.......not everything that happens in a city on the day of an event is linked to that event. 'tens of thousands' at Pride? What happened to the 160,000 who were turning up yesterday? stevo!!
  • Score: -210

12:16pm Sun 3 Aug 14

lewes road low life says...

stevo!! wrote:
lewes road low life wrote:
pebble counter wrote:
charlie smirke wrote:
I wonder how much this large Police presence costs and who pays for it?
It seems to have worked out quite well but I was just curious about costs.
Tax payers. We pay for everything.
Yes but it has brought so much needed added business to the town and really put Brighton on the map.
Yeah, like because no-one in the UK has ever heard of Brighton, right?

*shakes head*
That was my droll sense of humour, 4 dislikes show that you were not the only one who did'nt get it ! lol
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lewes road low life[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pebble counter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]charlie smirke[/bold] wrote: I wonder how much this large Police presence costs and who pays for it? It seems to have worked out quite well but I was just curious about costs.[/p][/quote]Tax payers. We pay for everything.[/p][/quote]Yes but it has brought so much needed added business to the town and really put Brighton on the map.[/p][/quote]Yeah, like because no-one in the UK has ever heard of Brighton, right? *shakes head*[/p][/quote]That was my droll sense of humour, 4 dislikes show that you were not the only one who did'nt get it ! lol lewes road low life
  • Score: -10

1:40pm Sun 3 Aug 14

NickBrt says...

Your hips may be sexy but your brain is ugly.
Your hips may be sexy but your brain is ugly. NickBrt
  • Score: 55

3:02pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Veedub67 says...

r2dean2 wrote:
What a load of rubbish, I was there.going to.work. I teenager came though the ticket.barriers.at brighton station, he was.acting.suspiciou

s due to him.not having.a train ticket as there was.a.ticket and revenue blockade on. He knew he was going to get stopped so.threw his knife over the barriers, it landed right by a police officers foot who simply said, I think your coming.with.me.son.

Story over, get it right Argus.
How do you know that was the same incident????

Why bane the Argus used a Sussex Police Crest and not a BTP one.

And can I be the first commenter to wish the officer a speedy recovery.
[quote][p][bold]r2dean2[/bold] wrote: What a load of rubbish, I was there.going to.work. I teenager came though the ticket.barriers.at brighton station, he was.acting.suspiciou s due to him.not having.a train ticket as there was.a.ticket and revenue blockade on. He knew he was going to get stopped so.threw his knife over the barriers, it landed right by a police officers foot who simply said, I think your coming.with.me.son. Story over, get it right Argus.[/p][/quote]How do you know that was the same incident???? Why bane the Argus used a Sussex Police Crest and not a BTP one. And can I be the first commenter to wish the officer a speedy recovery. Veedub67
  • Score: 16

4:30pm Sun 3 Aug 14

r2dean2 says...

Reader9000 wrote:
r2dean2 wrote:
What a load of rubbish, I was there.going to.work. I teenager came though the ticket.barriers.at brighton station, he was.acting.suspiciou


s due to him.not having.a train ticket as there was.a.ticket and revenue blockade on. He knew he was going to get stopped so.threw his knife over the barriers, it landed right by a police officers foot who simply said, I think your coming.with.me.son.

Story over, get it right Argus.
Are you an eye witness? Or are you the guy. Your ISP knows where you live. #DRIP
I was on my way to work. Yes I was a witness. Just saying it as it was

Go Drip yourself.

Nothing to hide.
[quote][p][bold]Reader9000[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]r2dean2[/bold] wrote: What a load of rubbish, I was there.going to.work. I teenager came though the ticket.barriers.at brighton station, he was.acting.suspiciou s due to him.not having.a train ticket as there was.a.ticket and revenue blockade on. He knew he was going to get stopped so.threw his knife over the barriers, it landed right by a police officers foot who simply said, I think your coming.with.me.son. Story over, get it right Argus.[/p][/quote]Are you an eye witness? Or are you the guy. Your ISP knows where you live. #DRIP[/p][/quote]I was on my way to work. Yes I was a witness. Just saying it as it was Go Drip yourself. Nothing to hide. r2dean2
  • Score: -5

4:33pm Sun 3 Aug 14

r2dean2 says...

Veedub67 wrote:
r2dean2 wrote:
What a load of rubbish, I was there.going to.work. I teenager came though the ticket.barriers.at brighton station, he was.acting.suspiciou


s due to him.not having.a train ticket as there was.a.ticket and revenue blockade on. He knew he was going to get stopped so.threw his knife over the barriers, it landed right by a police officers foot who simply said, I think your coming.with.me.son.

Story over, get it right Argus.
How do you know that was the same incident????

Why bane the Argus used a Sussex Police Crest and not a BTP one.

And can I be the first commenter to wish the officer a speedy recovery.
I was there ffs, I saw what happened. The Argus makes a mountain out of a mole hill.
[quote][p][bold]Veedub67[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]r2dean2[/bold] wrote: What a load of rubbish, I was there.going to.work. I teenager came though the ticket.barriers.at brighton station, he was.acting.suspiciou s due to him.not having.a train ticket as there was.a.ticket and revenue blockade on. He knew he was going to get stopped so.threw his knife over the barriers, it landed right by a police officers foot who simply said, I think your coming.with.me.son. Story over, get it right Argus.[/p][/quote]How do you know that was the same incident???? Why bane the Argus used a Sussex Police Crest and not a BTP one. And can I be the first commenter to wish the officer a speedy recovery.[/p][/quote]I was there ffs, I saw what happened. The Argus makes a mountain out of a mole hill. r2dean2
  • Score: -25

5:07pm Sun 3 Aug 14

stevensavage says...

i reported that everyone was peeing in the alleyway and the police told a guy peeing on the wall at st peters church to go smewhere else.so he came over and peed in the alley.thanks to the council the 3 pairs of knickers and tights that women had been unable to contain bowel movements in had been removed from the same alleyway.maybe next year the organisers can put some porta toilets outside the church to stop the drunks from using the alley after they soil themselves.disgusted at the police response .they phoned back to suggest putting a gate up in the alleyway at midnight.what a joke
i reported that everyone was peeing in the alleyway and the police told a guy peeing on the wall at st peters church to go smewhere else.so he came over and peed in the alley.thanks to the council the 3 pairs of knickers and tights that women had been unable to contain bowel movements in had been removed from the same alleyway.maybe next year the organisers can put some porta toilets outside the church to stop the drunks from using the alley after they soil themselves.disgusted at the police response .they phoned back to suggest putting a gate up in the alleyway at midnight.what a joke stevensavage
  • Score: -60

5:13pm Sun 3 Aug 14

aBloke says...

charlie smirke wrote:
I wonder how much this large Police presence costs and who pays for it?
It seems to have worked out quite well but I was just curious about costs.
in no particular order, probably no more than they spend on policing football matches, chasing travellers around the Brighton parks, sorting out idiots on Saturday nights on West Street, Right wing marches, Left wing demos and various other events/ protests in or around the town ... I'm not the target audience , but personally I think having Pride in Brighton is a very positive event and would prefer them to spend on these kinds of positive events than some of the other things
[quote][p][bold]charlie smirke[/bold] wrote: I wonder how much this large Police presence costs and who pays for it? It seems to have worked out quite well but I was just curious about costs.[/p][/quote]in no particular order, probably no more than they spend on policing football matches, chasing travellers around the Brighton parks, sorting out idiots on Saturday nights on West Street, Right wing marches, Left wing demos and various other events/ protests in or around the town ... I'm not the target audience , but personally I think having Pride in Brighton is a very positive event and would prefer them to spend on these kinds of positive events than some of the other things aBloke
  • Score: 0

5:13pm Sun 3 Aug 14

stevensavage says...

stevo!! wrote:
There is no connection whatsoever between the broken wrist incident and Pride.

Quite why the Argus is trying to link the two isn't clear.

Get this.......not everything that happens in a city on the day of an event is linked to that event.

'tens of thousands' at Pride? What happened to the 160,000 who were turning up yesterday?
was it a broken wrist or was he limp wristed coming to enjoy the parade. lucky the police found the knife or the argus may of been reporting on some boy being raped
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: There is no connection whatsoever between the broken wrist incident and Pride. Quite why the Argus is trying to link the two isn't clear. Get this.......not everything that happens in a city on the day of an event is linked to that event. 'tens of thousands' at Pride? What happened to the 160,000 who were turning up yesterday?[/p][/quote]was it a broken wrist or was he limp wristed coming to enjoy the parade. lucky the police found the knife or the argus may of been reporting on some boy being raped stevensavage
  • Score: 8

5:25pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Nobleox says...

stevo!! wrote:
There is no connection whatsoever between the broken wrist incident and Pride.

Quite why the Argus is trying to link the two isn't clear.

Get this.......not everything that happens in a city on the day of an event is linked to that event.

'tens of thousands' at Pride? What happened to the 160,000 who were turning up yesterday?
Absolutely right stevo!! and judging from the thumbs down you've pricked the gay brigade exactly where it hurts.
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: There is no connection whatsoever between the broken wrist incident and Pride. Quite why the Argus is trying to link the two isn't clear. Get this.......not everything that happens in a city on the day of an event is linked to that event. 'tens of thousands' at Pride? What happened to the 160,000 who were turning up yesterday?[/p][/quote]Absolutely right stevo!! and judging from the thumbs down you've pricked the gay brigade exactly where it hurts. Nobleox
  • Score: -45

5:59pm Sun 3 Aug 14

stevensavage says...

r2dean2 wrote:
What a load of rubbish, I was there.going to.work. I teenager came though the ticket.barriers.at brighton station, he was.acting.suspiciou

s due to him.not having.a train ticket as there was.a.ticket and revenue blockade on. He knew he was going to get stopped so.threw his knife over the barriers, it landed right by a police officers foot who simply said, I think your coming.with.me.son.

Story over, get it right Argus.
no doubt this officer will be getting a letter of comondation or even a medal for his so called actions
[quote][p][bold]r2dean2[/bold] wrote: What a load of rubbish, I was there.going to.work. I teenager came though the ticket.barriers.at brighton station, he was.acting.suspiciou s due to him.not having.a train ticket as there was.a.ticket and revenue blockade on. He knew he was going to get stopped so.threw his knife over the barriers, it landed right by a police officers foot who simply said, I think your coming.with.me.son. Story over, get it right Argus.[/p][/quote]no doubt this officer will be getting a letter of comondation or even a medal for his so called actions stevensavage
  • Score: 15

8:31pm Sun 3 Aug 14

DGee says...

I'm sorry I despise these so called gays prancing around in skimpy shorts and ludicrous outfits, if you walked down the street dressed like that on a normal day you would be arrested or given a talking to by the police. Why the special day anyway?
I'm sorry I despise these so called gays prancing around in skimpy shorts and ludicrous outfits, if you walked down the street dressed like that on a normal day you would be arrested or given a talking to by the police. Why the special day anyway? DGee
  • Score: 40

6:53am Mon 4 Aug 14

ohhumanity says...

stevensavage wrote:
i reported that everyone was peeing in the alleyway and the police told a guy peeing on the wall at st peters church to go smewhere else.so he came over and peed in the alley.thanks to the council the 3 pairs of knickers and tights that women had been unable to contain bowel movements in had been removed from the same alleyway.maybe next year the organisers can put some porta toilets outside the church to stop the drunks from using the alley after they soil themselves.disgusted at the police response .they phoned back to suggest putting a gate up in the alleyway at midnight.what a joke
For this area, is that really any different from any other day? In the first week I moved to Brighton, I was walking by St Peters Church and saw a woman squatting next to a tree in the grassed area taking a dump. And that was on an uneventful Tuesday.

Regardless, I love how people who supported the amount of business pride has given to the City all have a massive amount of thumbs down. 160,000+ people in the city, paying for public transport, drinks at local bars and clubs, shopping to get ready for the event, using Brighton hotels and B&Bs, paying for parking and eating food in Brighton, the amount raised by the event will help give our economy a boost.

The police were ordered to patrol around the most busy areas for public safety. 28 arrests and hardly any reports of real violence/property destruction show that the police did their jobs. It was a vast improvement on last year, although I still don't agree with the ticketing of Kemp Town.

All in all, considering how destructive this event has been in recent years, I think this year was a massive improvement, and I'm glad that so many people came out to celebrate from all warps of life. Even if I was stuck in traffic around the level for an hour and a half.
[quote][p][bold]stevensavage[/bold] wrote: i reported that everyone was peeing in the alleyway and the police told a guy peeing on the wall at st peters church to go smewhere else.so he came over and peed in the alley.thanks to the council the 3 pairs of knickers and tights that women had been unable to contain bowel movements in had been removed from the same alleyway.maybe next year the organisers can put some porta toilets outside the church to stop the drunks from using the alley after they soil themselves.disgusted at the police response .they phoned back to suggest putting a gate up in the alleyway at midnight.what a joke[/p][/quote]For this area, is that really any different from any other day? In the first week I moved to Brighton, I was walking by St Peters Church and saw a woman squatting next to a tree in the grassed area taking a dump. And that was on an uneventful Tuesday. Regardless, I love how people who supported the amount of business pride has given to the City all have a massive amount of thumbs down. 160,000+ people in the city, paying for public transport, drinks at local bars and clubs, shopping to get ready for the event, using Brighton hotels and B&Bs, paying for parking and eating food in Brighton, the amount raised by the event will help give our economy a boost. The police were ordered to patrol around the most busy areas for public safety. 28 arrests and hardly any reports of real violence/property destruction show that the police did their jobs. It was a vast improvement on last year, although I still don't agree with the ticketing of Kemp Town. All in all, considering how destructive this event has been in recent years, I think this year was a massive improvement, and I'm glad that so many people came out to celebrate from all warps of life. Even if I was stuck in traffic around the level for an hour and a half. ohhumanity
  • Score: 0

8:47am Mon 4 Aug 14

jimthedoorman says...

DGee wrote:
I'm sorry I despise these so called gays prancing around in skimpy shorts and ludicrous outfits, if you walked down the street dressed like that on a normal day you would be arrested or given a talking to by the police. Why the special day anyway?
Hmmm, where do I start and end on this?
I work on the doors of a gay venue and it was long hours, tiring work and I think my feet need a few days to recover.

As you've stepped in with "Why do gay people need this day anyway?" think about this: Gay people have a right to meet other like-minded people be they gay, straight and every mix in between.
Black people in 50s and 60s held rallies to be treated as equals which even white people attended because they were also like-minded about destroying prejudice.
We all breathe the same air, we have the same blood pumping through our veins. I mean if you were in need of an organ to save your life, would your first question be "It hasn't come from one of those gays, has it?" you'd be bloody grateful that someone has saved your life after losing theirs.

So when you ask "Why the special day anyway?" for these "So called gays" just be thankful YOU don't need one.

PS. Please also look up the word "camp" in the dictionary. Its what "those so called gays" do far more fabulously than you can ever imagine and its FUN. Nobody came to Brighton Pride to be miserable. Lighten up a bit, eh?
[quote][p][bold]DGee[/bold] wrote: I'm sorry I despise these so called gays prancing around in skimpy shorts and ludicrous outfits, if you walked down the street dressed like that on a normal day you would be arrested or given a talking to by the police. Why the special day anyway?[/p][/quote]Hmmm, where do I start and end on this? I work on the doors of a gay venue and it was long hours, tiring work and I think my feet need a few days to recover. As you've stepped in with "Why do gay people need this day anyway?" think about this: Gay people have a right to meet other like-minded people be they gay, straight and every mix in between. Black people in 50s and 60s held rallies to be treated as equals which even white people attended because they were also like-minded about destroying prejudice. We all breathe the same air, we have the same blood pumping through our veins. I mean if you were in need of an organ to save your life, would your first question be "It hasn't come from one of those gays, has it?" you'd be bloody grateful that someone has saved your life after losing theirs. So when you ask "Why the special day anyway?" for these "So called gays" just be thankful YOU don't need one. PS. Please also look up the word "camp" in the dictionary. Its what "those so called gays" do far more fabulously than you can ever imagine and its FUN. Nobody came to Brighton Pride to be miserable. Lighten up a bit, eh? jimthedoorman
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10:31pm Mon 4 Aug 14

holly1977 says...

hmmm, someone cant count up arrest numbers....think that the 2 needs replacing with a 4...
hmmm, someone cant count up arrest numbers....think that the 2 needs replacing with a 4... holly1977
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