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December 7, 2021

Over 100 injured in Belgrade anti-gay riot

Anti-gay protesters have fought running battles with police in an effort to disrupt a Gay Pride march in Belgrade – the first in the city since 2001. Rioters threw petrol bombs and stones at armed police, who responded with tear gas and rubber bullets. The office of the ruling Democratic Party was briefly set on fire, and at least one shot was fired. Calm was eventually restored but more than 100 people, mostly police, were injured, with another 100 arrested. Sunday’s march was the first Gay Pride parade in Serbia since a 2001 event was broken up in violent clashes provoked by far-right extremists.

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