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Rick Kriseman: ‘I’ll be damned if we’re going to let violence stop us’ from celebrating St. Pete Pride weekend

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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and police Chief Anthony Holloway met with members of the community and media Thursday to reassure them that Pride weekend would go ahead as planned, but with a bit more security. The reassurances became necessary in the wake of Sunday’s shooting at the gay Pulse nightclub in Orlando that left 49 dead and more than 50 wounded. Officials said they’d gotten many questions from people wondering if the June 25 Pride parade and the June…

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