Thousands Attend Gay Pride, Mayor Dresses as Pussy Riot

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Thousands Attend Gay Pride, Mayor Dresses as Pussy Riot

Despite the rainy weather in the capital on Saturday, thousands of people turned out for this year's Gay Pride parade, mbl.is reports.

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From a previous Gay Pride parade. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Reykjavík Mayor Jón Gnarr dressed as members of the Russian girl punk band Pussy Riot, who are currently on trial in Moscow for public protest, in this year’s Gay Pride parade. A banner with the words “Free Pussy Riot” hung from his float, visir.is reports.

The Gay Pride parade is considered by many to be an opportunity for the general public and visitors to both show solidarity with the gay community and come together in celebration and support of human rights for all.

Click here to view a photo of the mayor at the parade, and here to read about the release of a statement by Björk in support of Pussy Riot.

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