More than 20,000 people for “marriage for all” marched through the streets of Zurich – rts.ch

September 5, 2021 by archyde

More than 20,000 people marched on Saturday afternoon at Zurich Pride in support of the rights of the LGBTQ community. They loudly demanded a “yes” to the “Marriage for all” vote on September 26th.

The procession started at 2 p.m. on Helvetiaplatz. More than 20,000 participants were present, according to a police estimate. The slogan of the demonstration was placed under the sign of the next vote: “Trust yourself. Marriage for all now”.

The slogan of the demonstration was placed under the sign of the next vote: “Trust yourself. Marriage for all now”. [Michael Buholzer – Keystone]

70 organisations

Nearly 70 organizations from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community were announced for this Zurich Pride. The demonstration went smoothly, apart from the traditional disruption of traffic in the city.

This vote is “the most important at the level of societal policy for decades”, according to the organizers. The procession of the demonstration was led by a float from the national committee “Yes to civil marriage for all”.

This object will also be at the center of the Geneva Pride which will take place this week in the City of Calvin. A series of cultural, festive, artistic and activist events will take place from September 8 to 12, with a pride march scheduled for Saturday September 11.

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Natasha Kumar

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