The original estimate of 30,000 participants was later confirmed by the police as other groups of people joined the parade along the way. So far, the event has gone without the need for interventions or incidents, Prague police spokesman Jan Rybanský said. “We have not noticed any disruption of public order or other problems,” he said.
On the way from Wenceslas Square, the procession passed through Old Town Square, where its participants took pictures of tourists. According to the ČTK news reporter, she dominated the parade the whole time on the spot peaceful atmosphere and its participants did not encounter significant protests against the event.
The procession was decorated mainly by dUgh flags in all sizes, from those painted on the face to large flags that people wrap themselves in. The flag with the colors of the rainbow was previously also used as a symbol of pacifism, since the 1970s it has been perceived as a universal gay and lesbian symbol. In the following decades, she established herself as a widely known and accepted symbol of the LGBT movement.
Many people also have flower garlands in the colors of the rainbow, paper flowers or balloons around their necks, some come in costumes.
People of different generations, including parents with children, participate in the march. At the Law Faculty of the Charles University, which provided the organizers with a balcony from which people could greet and observe the paradeother participants joined the march.
At Letná, refreshments were waiting for the first participants of the parade, in Letnské sady and on the plain there will be a musical and accompanying program until the evening, on six stages. For example, Tom Auspaul, Girli or the band We Are Domi will perform.
The rainbow parade of people who thus express tolerance and support for sexual minorities and their right to self-determination is the highlight of the week-long pride festival of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, trans- and queer people (LGBT+) Prague Pride.
Without allegorical chariots
At the head of a procession of people decorated mostly with rainbow flags as banners in support of sexual minorities Prague mayor Zdeněk Hřib and his wife were also in the first rows. The rainbow parade is without allegorical cars this year, which the organizers justified by emphasizing sustainability.
Along Na Příkopě street, the participants of the procession met several men who recite biblical quotations and speak ou in connection with the procession. However, they did not meet the response of its participants.
The parade is taking place today for the first time since 2019, it did not take place in the previous two years due to the covid-19 pandemic.
Prague Pride in Prague. (12/08/2022)
Author: CNC/JIŘÍ KOŘÁTKO