Thousands march in Jerusalem’s Pride Parade, with hostage families leading the way

Marchers in Jerusalem Pride Parade begin procession from Liberty Bell Park on May 30, 2024. (Charlie Summers/Times of Israel)
Marchers in Jerusalem Pride Parade begin procession from Liberty Bell Park on May 30, 2024. (Charlie Summers/Times of Israel)

Thousands of people are marching in Jerusalem’s annual Pride Parade, which this year is led by family members of the hostages.

The crowd is chanting, “All of them, now!” and calling for a hostage deal that will free the captives held by Hamas in Gaza.

Opposition Leader Yair Lapid speaks to the audience before the march begins, telling attendees that he came to remind them that “love will win, hope will win and pride will win.”

“No group has ever attained their rights without a struggle, not women, not black people, not Jews and not LGBT people,” he continues.

As the march prepares to set out to Independence Park, National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir interrupts the event to the boos of the crowd.

The minister walks a few blocks as the parade begins, then tells reporters that he “came to see that the public order is being kept.”

National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir interrupts the beginning of the Jerusalem Pride Parade on May 30, 2024. (Charlie Summers/Times of Israel)

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