Montenegro: Hundreds turn up to attack gay rights march

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Published on 20 Oct 2013, 17:02
The first ever gay pride parade held in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, was evacuated under escort on Sunday after hundreds of violent protesters clashed with more than 2,000 police, backed up by special forces units and helicopter support, protecting the event.

Riot officers fired tear gas and launched baton charges into the crowd, who fought back with volleys of stones and firecrackers. Police detained large numbers of suspects, with an unknown number of participants injured.

Around a hundred gay rights activists managed to complete their march through the city under guard, before being driven out of the security cordon in police cars.
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