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Thousands march in Jerusalem's 16th Gay Pride Parade

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By Emma Beswick
Thousands march in Jerusalem's 16th Gay Pride Parade

<p>Thousands today (August 3) turned up to march in in Jerusalem’s 16th Gay Pride Parade.</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Feuronews%2Fvideos%2F10155222892613110%2F&show_text=0&width=560" width="560" height="314" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" allowFullScreen="true"></iframe></p> <p>The event has seen several violent incidents over the years including the <a href="http://www.euronews.com/2016/06/30/israeli-teenager-stabbed-to-death-in-her-bed-by-palestinian">stabbing to death</a> of a teenager by a Jewish extremist last year.</p> <p>This year’s theme is “religion and <span class="caps">LGBT</span>,” according to The Jerusalem Post.</p> <p>Hundreds of policemen and police volunteers secured the march with all surrounding streets being closed off to traffic throughout the day and into the evening.</p>