Originally Posted by Joana
That was the first gay pride in 2001. Unfortunately, it was really badly organized and without police protection. The next one was supposed to be held in 2009, but was cancelled in the last moment because the police couldn't "guarantee the safety of the participants". In 2010, it was finally held. There were big riots, but the police protection was top notch and the march itself went on without any problems. But in the next two years it was again cancelled for the same reason as the first time.
It's always the same scenario, some extremist group threatens to nuke Belgrade if the event takes place, and then the police say they're powerless to stop it. Of course, those terrorist threats are never further investigated.
It is infuriating.
Oh, ok. Thanks. Hopefully it's heading into the right direction.