VIDEO: Bristol Pride will go on despite protests
This year's Pride festival parade has got underway in Bristol - despite a date clash with the EDL march and today's wet weather.
The parade left Berkeley Square to make its way to College Green, where the party will continue.
The parade as it set off:
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Earlier this week organisers insisted their main event would be safe for families to attend – despite the EDL march taking place the same day.
The main part of the festival - which celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the city – is a parade and day-long event in College Green.
Organiser Daryn Carter talking to ThisisBristol:
Mark Kelly from Unison was at the parade this morning.
"It is really important to celebrate Pride and carry on battling nationally and internationally for our rights," he said. "It is especially important this year, with the EDL march."
Another participant in the parade was Cassie McCoolun.
She said: "It looks like it will be a great day.
"I'm not worried about the EDL march - I have complete faith in the police."
The main “We Are: Proud” event will be at College Green today - a free day-long festival will be held featuring two stages of live music and five performance areas.
More than 40 acts have already signed up including Tanya Hyde, Bristol’s biggest LGBT choir Singout Bristol and eight-piece female funk band Meet Your Feet.
In the evening, the Pride Street Fiesta will include outside DJs before a takeover of the 02 Academy.
For further information about the events, visit the website www.wearefest.com.
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