WASHINGTON, JUNE 8 – Moments of panic and injuries in Washington during the crowded Gay Pride parade, when a part of the crowd began to run to escape from those that many had thought were gunshots. 

The city authorities and the police then confirmed that there were no gunshots. Among the people who found themselves in the fray there would be no serious injuries, but only a few dozen people who suffered bruises.

People participate in the DC Pride Parade in Washington, DC, USA, 08 June 2019. The parade is part of DC’s Capital Pride Weekend to celebrate the LGBTQ community. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER