Record Participation in Pride Parade
Some 50,000 people participated in Saturday’s annual gay pride parade, including teachers, police officers, and representatives from the Church of Sweden.
Several politicians and government members also took part, including Minister for Finance Anders Borg, Minister for Schools Jan Björklund and Deputy Prime Minsiter Maud Olofsson.
Mona Sahlin, leader for the opposition Social Democrats was also seen marching in the parade.
According to the Stockholm police, some 300,000 spectators watched Saturday’s Parade.