Britain Celebrates 50 years of Pride Day

More than a million people filled London’s streets for the parade, making it the biggest Pride ever, according to the London Mayor’s office on Saturday, July 2, 2022.  Saturday’s...
More than a million people filled London's streets for the parade, making it the biggest Pride ever, according to the London Mayor's office on Saturday, July 2, 2022. (VX Photo/ Vudi Xhymshiti) Saturday's march marked the 50th anniversary of the UK's first Pride parade - and the first since the Covid pandemic. Uniformed police officers had been asked not to join the march, over what organisers said were “very real concerns” within the LGBTQ+ community. The Met said it recognised some incidents had "damaged trust" in policing.

More than a million people filled London’s streets for the parade, making it the biggest Pride ever, according to the London Mayor’s office on Saturday, July 2, 2022. 

Saturday’s march marked the 50th anniversary of the UK’s first Pride parade – and the first since the Covid pandemic.

Uniformed police officers had been asked not to join the march, over what organisers said were “very real concerns” within the LGBTQ+ community. The Met said it recognised some incidents had “damaged trust” in policing.

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