Jerusalem Pride begins under heavy police presence

Festivities for the 18th annual Gay Pride parade begin Jerusalem, under a heavy police presence.

Participants in the parade have begun gathering in the city’s Liberty Bell Park, from where they will march to Independence Park at 5 p.m.

Some 2,500 officers have been deployed throughout the city to protect the march, which an estimated 30,000 people are expected to take part in.

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