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New Hanover police respond to demonstration during Pride

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New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Tuesday responded to a demonstration during a LGBTQ community Pride event for children at a local library. 

According to a Wednesday news release from the sheriff’s office, the Pine Valley branch of the New Hanover County library held a Pride story time event Tuesday in a private room of the library.

During the event, a small group of “demonstrators” assembled in the parking lot and eventually entered the library. According to photos posted on social media, the demonstrators appear dressed similarly to members of the far-right group, the Cape Fear Proud Boys, who attended several New Hanover County school board meetings in recent months. 

The Proud Boys wear trademark black-and-yellow clothing and cover their faces with black masks. Earlier this month in Washington, the U.S. Justice Department charged five of the group’s members with seditious conspiracy in the Jan 6. attack in the U.S. Capitol.