This year five large political parties will participate in the Pride Amsterdam canal parade in one boat. In this way the VVD, CDA, D66, SP and PvdA want to show that they stand together to support the LGBTQ community, NU.nl reports.
Brand new Amsterdam mayor Femke Halsema will be on the municipality's boat in the Canal Parade in the city on Saturday. Officials from the municipality will accompany her, Het Parool reports.
The municipality boat will be the second boat in the parade.
This is not the first time Halsema is participating in the Canal Pride Parade. Nine years ago she was on the GroeLinks boat as the then party leader.
Dutch journalist Bram Janssen was released from custody several hours after being arrested in Istanbul on Sunday. The photo journalist for news wire AP was arrested while taking pictures at a pride parade through the Turkish capital, according to RTL correspondent Olaf Koens.
Koens also confirmed that Janssen was released. "I got a message from Bram: 'Yes, I am free. I was treated well', he wrote. So it ended with a sizzle." Janssen filmed police action against the people in the pride parade. He has a Turkish press card, so was allowed to do so, according to the broadcaster.