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Thousands march for Jersey Pride 2016

An estimated 5,000 people took to the streets of St Helier today, for Jersey's second annual Pride parade.

The event rounds off the first ever Channel Islands Pride Week, with Guernsey having its first ever LGBTQ parade last Saturday.

The celebration, which is organised by Channel Island equality charity Liberate, is held to honour equality and acceptance for people from all walks of life.

Organisers say the turnout has far surpassed that of last year, which was 3,000.

I think we hopefully will be closer to 5,000 this year. The parade, as it stretched down onto Commercial Street this year, was already stretched back towards Marks and Spencer and further in King Street, so that's quite a distance to be covering.

– Christian May, Liberate