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60 injured as LGBT Pride event turns violent in Montenegro

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  1. Jock S. Trap 21 Oct 2013, 12:47pm

    Absolutely disgusting!

    Uneducated bigots who serve no real purpose to humanity other than to hate.

    Wake up FFS this is the 21st Century. Get out of the Dark Ages where a decent society reigns free.

    I wish anyway. Too many nasty people still see war better than love.

  2. That’s a misleading headline.

    The Pride marchers were not injured. The injuries were sustained by anti-gay protesters trying to attack the Pride marchers, and by police officers protecting the marchers. The march itself was not violent.

    The level of threats and violence against LGBT people in Montenegro is concerning, but this story suggests that the current government is truly determined to protect LGBT Montenegrins and to ensure their civil rights.

  3. Speaking here as a Montenegrin in exile: This was the first parade in the capital and is seen as a success by the members of the LGBT community. The head of the Orthodox church called for violence prior to the parade, but it still took place, unlike in Serbia.

    The last time I was in the capital I fealt uncomfortable because of the so many “kill the faggots” messages written on buildings all over the city. Yesterday’s police action gave me some hope. The true test is the question if they are going to sentence the hooligans this time. The last time they let them all go.

    Also, there were some major visual coming outs yesterday. Several public figures (including the main editor of the leading national newspaper) were seen walking in the parade.

    1. That There Other David 21 Oct 2013, 1:24pm

      Called for violence eh?

      Let me think now….what would Jesus do?

      Just goes to show there’s nothing Christian about Christian Churches these days. It’s all hate hate hate. They’d be the first to nail up their supposed Messiah too.

      1. He said something like: “By going on the parade they are endangering their lives.”

        His name is Amfilohije Radovic, He was involved in the same kind of violence mongering during the 1990s wars in the Balkans.

        Anyway, a friend just informed me: Earlier today the newly elected president of the main (only) LGBT organisation in Montenegro was attacked in the street. He was hit in the back of his head by a group of hooligans. Luckily he wasn’t seriously injured.

  4. There are plenty of places in this world where extremist nationalism and religious insanity reigns. This is all just the same thing.
    It’s the same kind of rabid mentality that created the Nazi party and their atrocities, and these ignorant fools are too intellectually challenged to realize it.

    When you have one group of people who feel that they have the right to control others, this is what happens. All we need to do as societies is to educate the youth to realize that they do not have a right to dictate to others how they live.

    We could destroy this kind of mentality in one generation if we educated kids properly and made them understand that no one has superiority over anyone else.

  5. Colin (London) 23 Oct 2013, 10:08am

    Bloke Toys
    You are correct….Education is the key especially at school. If the government want change then educate the young and keep religion in it’s place.

    State first religion later if at all.

    Well done to all those who took part..courage. Well done the public figures who marched. Well done the political leadership and well done to the Police for doing your best to keep public order.

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