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Bosnia: Several Thousand In First Gay Pride March

Bosnia: Several Thousand In First Gay Pride March

(Reuters) – Several thousand people marched in Bosnia’s first Gay Pride on Sunday, protected by a major security operation, including anti-sniper units, after some conservative Muslim groups organised counter-rallies. The parade in the capital, Sarajevo, ended peacefully, despite fears of violence prompted by aggressive hate-speech online, in a country where anti-gay sentiment can often be […]

Bosnians to march for Gay Pride – under heavy police protection

Bosnians to march for Gay Pride – under heavy police protection

(Reuters) – Bosnia’s first Gay Pride march on Sunday will be protected by a major security operation, after some conservative Muslim groups had attempted to prevent the event, and others organised counter-rallies. Although opponents of the march in the capital, Sarajevo, have called for peaceful protests, the authorities are nervous that fringe groups or youths […]