Serbia: Police clash with right-wing protesters at LGBTQ march

Source: Reuters

“Police clashed with right-wing protesters on Saturday as several thousand people joined an LGBTQ march in Serbia to mark the end of EuroPride week, an event staged in a different European city each year. Police clashed with two right-wing groups trying to disrupt the march, Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said, adding that 10 police officers were slightly injured, five police cars damaged and 64 protesters arrested. ‘I am very proud that we managed to avoid more serious incidents,’ Brnabic, who herself is Serbia’s first gay prime minister, told reporters. Following protests by nationalists and religious groups, the government had banned the march last week. But faced with calls by European Union officials and human rights activists, it allowed a shortened route for the march.” (09/18/22)