BOSTON (AP) — Organizers say thousands of people marched and thousand more watched as the 45th annual Boston Pride Parade stepped off in the city.

Mayor Marty Walsh cut a rainbow ribbon during a ceremony at the Pride Parade Saturday in Boston. (WBZ-TV)

Mayor Marty Walsh cut a rainbow ribbon during a ceremony at the Pride Parade Saturday in Boston. (WBZ-TV)

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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh began the parade at noon on Saturday by cutting a rainbow ribbon at Copley Plaza.

The parade wrapped up at City Hall Plaza, where a festival was held.

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A number of public officials took part in the festivities including Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, the nation’s first openly gay attorney general.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports: 

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