Watch again: Thousands march in Paris for annual Pride parade on eve of French elections

Watch again as thousands marched in Paris for its annual Pride parade on Saturday (29 June).

The Marche des Fiertés LGBTQ, France’s largest LGBTQ Pride parade, attracts thousands of spectators every year.

The parade started at 1.30pm from Place de la Nation, and marched through the streets of Paris, ending at Place de la République.

Around 700,000 spectators and participants took part in the annual parade.

The iconic event is the largest Pride Parade in France, and brings together roughly 90 different organizations and associations, which unite over the collective fight for equal rights for people from the LGBTQ community.

The 2024 event took place on the eve of the French elections.

Marine Le Pen’s National Rally (RN) party is increasing its lead in the polls as campaigning reaches its final stages in the snap election,

It is a pivotal and polarising vote called by president Emmanuel Macron, with his centrist government risking a potentially fatal beating at the hands of the far right.

France goes to the ballot box on Sunday in the first round of a two-round vote.