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Montenegro: LGBTQI Pride held in Podgorica amid tight security02:02

Montenegro: LGBTQI Pride held in Podgorica amid tight security

Montenegro, Podgorica
December 13, 2015 at 13:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

Around 200 people took the streets of Podgorica to celebrate LGBTQI Pride with a march, Sunday. For the first time, pride supporters marched inside the city centre of Podgorica, unlike previous years where they march through the institutional centre.

Activists waved LGBTQI flags and banners, demanding freedom for the homosexual community. Some people went on the balconies to greet the marchers as they were passing by. Unconfirmed reports state that a transgender person participated in the march for the first time.

The march took place without incidents, although the whole city centre was blocked by the police. There were several rings of police security around the pride march to make sure that opponents of the LGBTQI people would not come close. This is third pride march in Podgorica. Earlier this year, police banned a pride march in Montenegro's second biggest city, Niksic, for security reasons.

Montenegro: LGBTQI Pride held in Podgorica amid tight security02:02
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Around 200 people took the streets of Podgorica to celebrate LGBTQI Pride with a march, Sunday. For the first time, pride supporters marched inside the city centre of Podgorica, unlike previous years where they march through the institutional centre.

Activists waved LGBTQI flags and banners, demanding freedom for the homosexual community. Some people went on the balconies to greet the marchers as they were passing by. Unconfirmed reports state that a transgender person participated in the march for the first time.

The march took place without incidents, although the whole city centre was blocked by the police. There were several rings of police security around the pride march to make sure that opponents of the LGBTQI people would not come close. This is third pride march in Podgorica. Earlier this year, police banned a pride march in Montenegro's second biggest city, Niksic, for security reasons.

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