After a two-year break, 60.000 people at Pride in Prague

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According to police estimates, around 60 people participate in Prague Pride, the traditional week-long summer festival of the LGBT minority.

Without carnival vehicles, with flags, flowers, scarves and decorations in the colors of the rainbow, Pride takes place after a two-year hiatus due to covid-19.

A rainbow-colored flag, a symbol of the struggle of sexual minorities against discrimination, flies in the city hall, and in the same colors is the pedestrian zebra in front of the headquarters of the city authorities, while the mayor of Prague Zdenek Hžib and his wife are in the front rows of the Parade of the pride of the LGBT community.

In addition to the flags, the Pride participants also carried banners in support of the LGBT community, and for the first time since the march, the participants passed through the center of Prague without riots and protests by opposing groups. Only in one place along the path were a few men standing quoting the Bible in the passages where it talks about sin.

This year's Prague Pride and LGBT festival is held under the slogan "The heart is important".

"This points to the aspect of human rights. The heart is not only in our emblem. The heart is a symbol of life, togetherness, mutual love and humanity. This is reflected in all 150 events at our festival," said festival director Tom Bill.

Prague Pride ends tonight with a big concert in Letna Park.

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