More than 2000 people marched through Croatia’s capital Zagreb on Saturday (16 June) to celebrate the annual gay pride parade.
Some 2,000 people took part on Saturday in a gay-rights march on Croatia’s capital, calling on the government to boost the rights of same-sex couples in the largely conservative EU-bound country.
“Hatred is Not a Family Value” and “I Have Rights Because I’m a Lesbian Woman — Human” read some of the banners carried by participants in the hour-long Gay Pride parade through downtown Zagreb.
Special police marched alongside to separate the participants from onlookers, as marchers blew whistles, waved rainbow flags and beat drums.
More than 400 policemen were deployed for the event, which started with a gathering at a square in the city centre and concluded with an open-air concert.
Police said around 2,000 people took part in the parade, Zagreb’s 11th, while local media put the number at up to 4,000.
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