Ljubljana – LGBT organisations in Slovenia expressed their disappointment and concerns over Serbia’s recent decision to ban the EuroPride march that was supposed to take place in Belgrade this year. This shows the negligence by the current Serbian government in its treatment of social minorities, they said.
Right-wing groups urge people to prepare for protests this Saturday, saying they fear the EuroPride march may still take place - despite Tuesday's police ban.
A third mass march in support of "traditional values" and the family took place last night in Belgrade.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic announced that the European Pride, planned for September 12-18, will be cancelled. The reason was the crisis in Kosovo and Metohija and the risk of unrest. EuroPride organizers said the event would go ahead, but without the parade.
Hundreds of LGBT activists detained for taking part in a banned Istanbul Pride Parade on Sunday were released on Monday after a night in detention.
"Police interrogation of 373 people who were detained yesterday is now over, and they will be sent to hospital before being released," the organisers of Istanbul Pride Week said.