Pride Parade organisers decry inactivity of authorities in face of violence

The organisers of the annual Pride Parade in Ljubljana have criticised police handling of reports of violence against the LGBTIQ+ community and tepid government response after what they described as the worst hostility against the community in years.

The participants of the parade were targets of violence and assaults. "Homophobes took it out on the rainbow flags they had snatched from their bearers, burned them and published videos on social media," the Pride Parade Association's head Simona Muršec said on 21 June.

LGBTIQ+ organisations received many reports of violence that...

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