Israel: Thousands take part in Jerusalem Pride Parade

Around 10,000 of LGBTQ activists took to the streets of Jerusalem on Thursday to participate in the 18th edition of the city's Pride Parade. Participants held banners and the LGBTQ flags, chanting and dancing to music. The march began in the city's Liberty Bell Park and headed to Independence Park. «I think gay pride in Jerusalem is wonderful, I think it's just taking a stand for people who... Еще are just trying to live their life and love who they love, create a family the way that they want to, people have to feel safe wherever they are, and Jerusalem is one of those places,» said one of the participants of the march, Shir Efra. According to reports, at least 49 people with plans to disrupt the Parade were detained or arrested by the police, including one man with a knife. After the 2015 attack, when an ultra-Orthodox man stabbed to death a 16-year-old participant, security was heavily tightened around the march.

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