Thousands attend London Pride march
27 June 2015
From the section London
More than 250 groups are taking part in the parade, which started in Baker Street
Thousands of people are taking to the streets of London for the annual Pride parade.
More than 250 groups are taking part in the parade, which started in Baker Street at 13:00 BST.
Police said there was extra security on the route following terror attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait on Friday.
The United States flag will join Ireland and Mozambique’s at the front of the march, recognising recent gay rights progress in the three countries.
The theme of this year’s event is Pride Heroes
Local road closures are in place for the parade route, which finishes in Whitehall
On Friday, the US Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage was a legal right across the United States, meaning 14 states with bans would no longer be able to enforce them.
Source:: BBC world news feed