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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is warning the Pride celebration will impact public transit and lead to street closures downtown this weekend.

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“Attendees should expect delays entering the Civic Center Plaza as there will be metal detectors, a combination of walk-through machines and hand-held wands, at all entry points into the plaza on both Saturday and Sunday,” the SFMTA said in a statement.

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The Trans March today will first rally at Dolores Park and is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at Dolores and 18th streets and end at Turk and Taylor streets. The following Muni lines will be affected: F, J, 5, 5R, 6, 7, 7R, 9, 9R, 19, 21, 22, 33, 47 and 49.

The Dyke March begins at Dolores Park at 6 p.m. Saturday, which runs down Dolores Street along 18th Street to Valencia Street, and eventually into the Castro. The march will affect Muni’s F, J, 22, 24, 33, 35, 37 and 55 lines. Also Saturday, the Pride celebration will take place from noon to 6 p.m. at Civic Center Plaza.

San Francisco’s annual Pride parade begins at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Market Street from Steuart Street to Van Ness Avenue will be closed until the evening. Sections of Beale, Main, Spear and Steuart streets from Market to Folsom streets will also be closed.

The SFMTA advised motorists to avoid downtown.

Sunday’s parade will impact the following Muni lines: F, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 14R, 19, 21, 25, 27, 30, 31, 38, 38R, 45, 76X, and K, L, M, N and T.

“Traffic is expected to be very congested in downtown San Francisco throughout the weekend,” the SFMTA said in its statement.

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