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Mitzpe Ramon Pride March to be held in city center after police withdraw opposition

Marchers in last year's Mitzpe Ramon LGBT pride march, July 2, 2021. (Flash90)
Marchers in last year's Mitzpe Ramon LGBT pride march, July 2, 2021. (Flash90)

The Mitzpe Ramon Pride March will be held on its originally scheduled route after police withdrew their opposition amid a petition to the High Court of Justice.

The march, which will take place on Friday, will pass the Midbara K’Eden Hesder Yeshiva and religious high school, located in the city center, as originally authorized by police.

Last week though, police notified organizers that the march would be moved to the outskirts of the city out of concern for “severe and serious harm to public safety and public order.” Midbara K’Eden, which had filed for permission to hold a counter-protest, was approved to march in the original pride route.

In the High Court petition, rights groups wrote that the decision to change the pride march route due to the counter-demonstration was “inconsistent with common sense or the law.”

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