Jerusalem’s Gay Pride event took place today, within the confines of the stadium of Hebrew University, despite weeks of protest by ultra-Orthodox Jewish groups who threatened bloodshed were a parade to take place through the holy city.
The BBC reports that there was little violence at the event, which lasted for four hours, and drew about 4,000 people. Security was tight, but scaled down from the detail planned when the parade was to have marched through the streets. A few gay protestors did try to march through the city, but were promptly arrested.
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