In an update from the Milton Keynes Pride Festival (MKPF), it was revealed that the arch “had been fenced and secured” which means it was likely set alight “on purpose”. “MKPF team are extremely saddened to discover that a person or persons have deliberately broken into the PRIDE site and set fire to the beautiful rainbow arch that was donated by @mymiltonkeynes,” the statement shared on Instagram reads.
It continues: “The arch had been fenced and secured which means that the incident was undertaken on purpose. We had in excess of 14,000 people attend on Saturday and it was such [an] amazing day. “Sadly this incident shows that there is still so much work to be done within MK in regards to the Homophobia, Lesphobia, Transphobia and other