Organizers of the Bucharest Pride parade, Accept Association, say that about 4,000 people are expected to attend the march in the Victoriei Square and the Universitate Square on Saturday, adding that it is more than a diversity march, but there will be several other events.
The march will start in Victoriei Square at 17:30, then participants will head to Universitate Square on Victoriei Avenue. There will be two platforms with two DJs, and the team will be completed by 100 volunteers.
Several speeches will be delivered on the esplanade in Universitate Square.
The UK Ambassador in Bucharest, Paul Brummell, Germany’s Ambassador, Cord Meier-Klodt, as well as some local celebrities such as Peaches, Dragoş Bucurenci and Andreea Bălan are among those who will address the audience.
The 14th edition of the diversity march will also mark 40 years since the rainbow flag has been created to represent the solidarity to the LGBT community and to defend its right. A similar large-size flag will be presented within the march.
Bucharest Pride will end with a party hosted at Control Club, where Peaches will also perform, for the first time in Bucharest.
There will be 14 events in the Capital on Saturday, including the PSD protest meeting later on in the evening, so exceptional security measures will be taken, with a Police helicopter flying over Bucharest and surroundings, to report any traffic congestion.
The ruling party’s deputy secretary general, Codrin Stefanescu, stated on Friday that 400,000-600,000 people will attend the protest meeting on Saturday, “three-four times more than organizers initially expected”.