Thousands march in Cyprus's first gay pride parade, seeking equal rights

May 31, 2014 8:06 PM

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More than 3,500 people waved rainbow flags and marched peacefully through the streets of capital Nicosia. Earlier, a much smaller anti-gay group clashed with police.

Thousands of people marched in Cyprus' first gay pride parade on Saturday, calling for equal rights in a country where homosexuality is still vehemently opposed by an influential Orthodox Church.

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