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Serbia: Scuffles erupt as anti-LGBT protesters try to block pride parade

5 16.09.2019 Инфо

W/S Anti-LGBT protesters scuffle with police in Belgrade
M/S Man being arrested
W/S Man being arrested
C/U Man being arrested
C/U People singing religious songs in front of police
M/S Riot police surrounding anti-LGBT protesters and preventing them to enter gay pride area
M/S Anti-LGBT protesters lay on street with crucifix
C/U Crucifix
W/S Police arresting another man while priests scuffle with the police
C/U Man being arrested by police
M/S Group of young men being arrested by police
M/S Arrested man is being taken away by the police
M/S Sign with European and pride flag "Stop occupation of Serbia. Stop with faggotisation"
M/S Police in front of the anti-LGBT protesters, LGBT pride march in the distance
SOT, Mladen Jovic, anti-LGBT protester (Serbian): "I think that you cannot call a person crazy if he or she protects the tradition that has been the same for centuries and if he or she defends the normalcy. He fights for something righteous. But, they want to make us look crazy."
W/S Pride counter-protest
SOT, Monk Antonije, anti-LGBT protester (Serbian): "Now we see again this pederasty parade. Pederasty is an illness. There is no law that could change that fact. This pederasty parade is not conducted by them (the pride marchers) but by the police. What would happen tomorrow if any lunatic start showing off his illness on the streets: those from asylum house, nudists if they decide to walk naked, and these fornicators half-naked."
W/S LGBT pride march, anti-LGBT protesters and police
M/S LGBT pride parade
M/S Person dressed in a costume
W/S Person in costume
M/S Person at parade
M/S Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic and her partner Dr. Milica Djurdjic
W/S Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic at parade
SOT, Ana Brnabic, Serbian Prime Minister and Serbia's first openly lesbian politician (English): "I am happy that from year to year it is easier to organise the pride and you know the other cities in Serbia now that are trying as well. I think Serbia is going in the right direction"
C/U Brnabic and Djurdjic
W/S LGBT flag
C/U LGBT flag and sing in Russian "Feminism for everybody"
C/U Mother with the baby
W/S Pride marchers with giant LGBT flag
W/S Pride parade in Belgrade
SCRIPT
Dozens of right-wing protesters scuffled with police during the LGBT pride march in Belgrade on Sunday.
"Now we see again this pederasty parade. Pederasty is an illness. There is no law that could change that fact," said a monk and anti-LGBT protester.
Anti-LGBT protesters gathered in the city centre and tried to break police barricades which protected the LGBT marchers. Protesters held crucifixes and anti-LGBT banners and laid on the ground chanting religious verses. Several people were arrested during the protest.
Meanwhile, the pride parade continued its march nearby. Serbia first openly gay Prime Minister Ana Brnabic was also in attendance and said "I am happy that from year to year it is easier to organise the pride and you know the other cities in Serbia are trying as well. I think Serbia is going in the right direction."
Brnabic joined the LGBTQ pride parade with her life partner, with whom she has a child, Dr. Milica Djurdjic as hundreds took to the street in a bid for acceptance and self-expression.