Serbian gay groups want parade postponed

May 18, 2009 at 7:47 AM
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BELGRADE, Serbia, May 18 (UPI) -- Serbian gay and lesbian groups said Monday a gay "pride parade" should be canceled because most citizens oppose the event and many fear violence could erupt.

In a statement to the media, the Info Center of gay and lesbian organizations said the groups would like to have the parade delayed until next year.

The center said a recent public survey showed a majority of people were opposed to the event, known as a "pride parade," if they expected violent incidents could occur.

Some Serbian Web sites have already begun publishing what the center described as "counter-parades" on Internet.

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