Bristol Pride returned to the streets on Saturday (July 7) after a two-year break due to the pandemic.
The parade outdid expectations in its vibrancy and positive energy. Tens of thousands of people walked a route across the city centre from Castle Park to Lloyds Amphitheatre.
There was a moment of confrontation when the main column approached Anchor Road and found its path blocked by a group of protesters bearing trans rights and anti-capitalist messaging. Pride has been criticised in recent years for becoming overly commercialised and for giving a platform to corporations to pinkwash themselves.
After the protesters cleared the road the column continued, finishing at the Harbourside from where shuttle buses ran people to the festival on the Downs.
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