Community gathers to chalk rainbow crosswalks, honor slain officer

Crosswalks colored on intersection of Evergreen and Main streets

SAN ANTONIO – Dozens of people showed up Saturday morning to color the four crosswalks at the intersection of Evergreen and Main streets in rainbow colors.

The artwork was done ahead of Saturday's Pride Festival and parade. 

District 123 state Rep. Diego Bernal and District 1 City Councilman Roberto Trevino joined in the crosswalks chalking event. 

"It's very important to my district and very important to the city," Bernal said. "Even though this is a small symbolic gesture the symbolism is very important."

Trevino helped event organizer Rosie Gonzalez with the event, and funded the barricades and police detail.

Trevino will also be seeking to in the future to make the rainbow crosswalks a permanent part of Evergreen and Main streets. 

The event organizer, Rosie Gonzalez, decided that a memorial in honor of San Antonio Police Officer Miguel Moreno, who was fatally shot down the street from the intersection Thursday, would be added. 

Moreno died of his injuries Friday. The Pride Parade will pay tribute to him with the laying of a wreath and taps being played at the start of the parade. 

The Pride Festival begins at 11 a.m. and runs  until 7 p.m. The parade begins at 9 p.m.


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