The Europride, scheduled for September 17 next in Belgrade, will not be held on schedule due to the numerous and serious problems that Serbia has to face in this period. President Aleksandar Vucic announced the cancellation of the event today.
Speaking live on TV, Vucic mentioned in particular the new tensions in Kosovo and the problems linked to the energy and food crisis. The demonstration, he noted, will take place in another more favorable period. Opening his speech today, Vucic gave the mandate for the formation of the new government to the outgoing premier Ana Brnabic, a declared lesbian and the first female and gay politician called to lead a government in Serbia in 2017.
In 2020 Brnabic had been reconfirmed in the post.
After the violent street clashes between police and homophobic ultranationalists in Belgrade during the 2010 Gay Pride, the homosexual people’s demonstration had been banned for reasons of security and public order for some years, and had returned to take place regularly in 2014, albeit with a massive police device in the center of Belgrade.
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