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Britain's first pride parade returns to London on its 50th anniversary

On Saturday, on the streets ofLondon, hundreds of thousands of people gathered to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Britain's firstprideparade. rice field. A colored street in the capital of England.

A vibrant crowd turned out to either attend the festival or watch the festival, forming a rainbow-colored flag, shimmer, and sequins. .. After a two-year cancellation due to a coronavirus pandemic, the parade celebrates the pride in London in 1972half a century after the first Britishmarch. It was done.

Saturday's procession started outside Hyde Park and followed the same route as the original procession, going down the street to Westminster. According to the Mayor of London's office, more than a million delights attended celebrations, including a concert at Trafalgar Square.

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London organizer Pride director Chris Jor "But there's still a lot to do," said Deshield, an event that said he had gained "momentary" rights and freedoms since he took office.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan welcomed the "Beautiful Day" of "Unity, Visibility, Equality, Solidarity" when attending the celebration.

Since the 1972 protest, more than 600 LGBTQ groups have been expected to participate in the march led by members of the Gay Liberation Front.

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Organizations from charities to universities and paramedics also participated. But, like the previous year, no police officer in the Metropolitan Police Department uniform was among them.

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This move was made in response to LGBTQ. An activist who expresses concern about confidence in police, especially the quality of police investigations into the murders committed by serial killer Stephen Port. In 2016, Port was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole for the murder of four young gay men he met online.

Police members were able to participate in the Saturday march.

"I think the police were sensitive to the issues raised by the community," Khan said. "And in and around the pride , we all wore uniforms to make sure we were all safe and to make sure this parade was successful. There are police officers. ”

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Participants before the march, where virus cases are increasing across the UK I was prompted to undergo a COVID-19 test. The UK Health and Security Agency has issued similar warnings to those who have indicated possible symptoms of monkeypox.

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