Spain: More than 1 million attend WorldPride march in Madrid

More than a million people lined the streets of the Spanish capital on Saturday for the 2017 WorldPride march and parade.

Representatives of Spain’s main political parties — the Popular Party, the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party, Podemos, Ciudadanos and Izquierda Unida — and Madrid Mayor Manuela Carmena are among those who participated in the event that took place under the slogan “For LGBTI Rights All Over the World.”

Several dozen Russian LGBT rights advocates and members of Democrats Abroad are among those who took part in the massive march from the Atocha train station to Plaza de Colón that began at 6 p.m. local time (noon EST). The Associated Press reported 52 floats also took part in the parade that was still going on when the Washington Blade left the area between the Prado Museum and the Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid shortly after 11 p.m. (5 p.m. EST). Read more via Washington Blade