Downtown Hong Kong played host to the annual pride parade, which saw more people than ever before attend, with numbers reaching 10,000.

Same-sex marriage is not legal in Hong Kong, so many on the march called for the city to advance LGBT rights. The march came just days after a top Catholic cleric criticised same-sex marriage.

Cardinal John Tong Hon suggested that gay marriage would trigger social disorder in a letter released on Thursday.

Tommy Jai, one of the parade organisers, said: “We have waited 20 years for anti-discrimination legislation already, and that’s far too long.”

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