Some 60,000 march in annual Prague Pride parade

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08/12/2023

The annual Prague Pride parade saw some 60,000 people on the streets of the historic city on Saturday demonstrating for more rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) people, the police said. Many were draped in rainbow flags or wore colourful costumes. The annual parade was also attended by prominent politicians, including Interior Minister Vit Rakušan and Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský. The colourful procession through the city centre was secured by numerous police officers, but passed without incident. Around a dozen counterdemonstrators held up flags with slogans such as “The Czech Republic is not Sodom.” Same sex marriage is currently a debated issue in the Czech Republic. A bill that would make this possible passed its first reading in the Chamber of Deputies at the end of June.

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