Budapest Gay Pride Parade Draws Record Crowd

Eight thousand people joined the annual Gay Pride parade in Budapest on Saturday, organizers said, marking the biggest participation in the event's 16-year history.

The parade, which in recent years has been disrupted by far-right protesters, took place without any violent incidents, although about 200 far-right nationalists shouted insults at participants.

More than 400 companies and organisations signed a statement in support of the parade in the run-up to the event.

Representatives from 20 foreign embassies and several opposition party politicians also took part in the parade.

Source: Agence France Presse

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