IN PICTURES | Music, dancing as hundreds attend annual Jerusalem Pride parade

29 June 2020 - 11:43
By AFP
People take part in a Gay Pride event which has been down-scaled amid coronavirus disease (COVID-19) fears, in Jerusalem June 28, 2020.
Image: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun People take part in a Gay Pride event which has been down-scaled amid coronavirus disease (COVID-19) fears, in Jerusalem June 28, 2020.

Hundreds take part in a Gay Pride event in Jerusalem, with numbers limited because of coronovirus rules.

Police were out in force to secure the event that took place just under five years after a person at an LGBT rally was murdered by a Jewish religious extremist.

People take part in a Gay Pride event which has been down-scaled amid coronavirus disease (COVID-19) fears, in Jerusalem June 28, 2020.
Image: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun People take part in a Gay Pride event which has been down-scaled amid coronavirus disease (COVID-19) fears, in Jerusalem June 28, 2020.
People take part in a Gay Pride event which has been down-scaled amid coronavirus disease (COVID-19) fears, in Jerusalem June 28, 2020.
Image: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun People take part in a Gay Pride event which has been down-scaled amid coronavirus disease (COVID-19) fears, in Jerusalem June 28, 2020.

A gay pride parade on Thursday and the planned opening of a municipal parking lot on the Jewish sabbath will test the delicate balance between Jewish religious and secular lifestyles in Jerusalem.

Organisers of the annual parade, which has touched off anti-gay protests by ultra-Orthodox Jews in the holy city in the past, said they did not expect violence at this year's event.