Anti-Gay Riots Mar Serbia's Pride Parade

Extreme nationalists: 'Death to homosexuals'
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 11, 2010 9:14 AM CDT
Anti-Gay Riots Mar Serbia's Pride Parade
Fire fighters try to extinguish flames on a police vehicle after it was set ablaze during an anti gay protest in Belgrade.   (AP Photo/Vladimir Milovanovic)

Serbia's first Gay Pride parade in nearly a decade was disrupted yesterday by anti-gay riots that left 100 people injured and saw another 100 arrested. The rioters threw petrol bombs and stones at the police during the march in Belgrade, and the office of the ruling Democratic Party was briefly on fire, reports the BBC. Extreme nationalist groups are believed to be responsible; shouts of “Death to homosexuals!” and “Go to Kosovo!” were heard, notes the Economist.
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