. Big Pride parade in Paris; Turkish police stop marchers « JO LEE MAGAZINE

AP — Police in riot gear on Saturday blocked streets to try to thwart gay Pride marchers in Istanbul, while thousands turned out joyfully in Paris and elsewhere in Europe after pandemic privations — although setbacks against LGBT rights tempered some of the celebratory air.

Pandemic concerns forced cancellations of Pride events in Lisbon and postponement of London’s usually heavily attended march.

In Berlin, demonstrators set off on three routes toward the central Alexanderplatz in a format meant both to avoid bigger gatherings during the pandemic and to reflect the diversity of the LGBT community.

In Italy, Pride celebrants rallied in Rome and Milan.

Read more on Pride events across the world at AP News.

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