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Banned EuroPride goes ahead

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EuroPride went ahead in the Serbian capital of Belgrade in September despite being earlier cancelled by its president Aleksandar Vucic due to threats by right-wing extremists and a fear of violence. The Pan-European event, which was bestowed upon Serbia by the European Pride Organisers Association three years ago, was said to be too difficult to stage at the current time by the president due to a background of economic problems and a crisis with neighbouring Kosovo. Following a subsequent go-ahead from its lesbian prime minister Ana Brnabic, EuroPride’s 130 events went ahead without incident – with the exception of its Pride parade, which was marred by the presence of right-wing protesters and religious groups. 64 arrests were made by riot police. Serbia has pledged to protect LGBTQ rights as it seeks EU membership.

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