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Prague Pride festival still happening August 3-9 say organizers

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The 10th LGBT Prague Pride festival will take place between August 3-9, the organizers told CTK today, adding that the form of the festival is not defined yet due to the uncertainty caused by the novel coronavirus epidemic.

“We are preparing for various scenarios. Maybe some smaller events will be allowed to take place despite the coronavirus or we can invite some guests from abroad. It is also possible that the festival will take place online,” the organizers said.

More information will be available next week, they said.

The peak of the festival should be August 8, when a parade is planned to move through the center of Prague from Wenceslas Square to the Letna plain.

The organizers previously said they expect up to 30,000 participants.

The Prague Pride festival took place in Prague for the first time in August 2011, when it was met with protests from various conservative groups in the Czech Republic and then president Vaclav Klaus called it an example of the ideology of “homosexualism.”

In the following years, the protests against Prague Pride gradually calmed down.

In 2018, the organizers reported an attendance of 92,000. In 2019, the number was 75,000, three-fifths of the participants being inhabitants of Prague, one-fourth arriving from other parts of the Czech Republic and the rest from abroad.

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