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Despite some difficulties, Roswell Pride enjoys community support

August 3, 2013 • Local News


Tsunami Couture, left, and Divinia Aurora fan themselves on a hot afternoon during Roswell Pride at Cahoon Park, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo)

Despite security threats, a city permitting crisis and a barricade installation with blackout screening, a few hundred people enjoyed the second Roswell Pride day at Cahoon Park Saturday.

Only a couple of vendors had emotional breakdowns early in the day after a brief confrontation with a passer-by.

“We’re able to handle what’s going on,” said Ernie Montoya, spokesman of Roswell Pride.

The group was forced to barricade the outside border of the park that faced North Union Street and West Fourth Street after security threats, said Sashua Patton, of Alianza of New Mexico. But organizers opted not to put up sheets to block out the entire event.

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