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FBI warning about Prides

FBI warning about Prides

In a “Worldwide Caution Alert”, the FBI has warned its citizens about foreign terror groups targeting LGBTQ+ events both in the USA and overseas as the Pride month of June gets under way.

It advised “increased caution” due to “the increased potential for foreign terrorist organisation-inspired violence against LGBTQI+ persons and events.”

“Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists, including Pride celebrations,” the Bureau advised.

This follows an earlier warning from the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security that “foreign terrorist organisations or supporters may seek to exploit increased gatherings associated with the upcoming June 2024 Pride Month.”

During Pride Month in 2016, an Islamic State supporter shot dead 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

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