Bratislava is the capital of the Slovak Republic and is also the nation’s largest country with a population of about 429,000.
We don’t usually hear a lot of news from this country that boarders both Austria and Hungary, but yesterday, as the country’s LGBT community and allies lined the streets in the first ever gay pride event, they found themselves under attack by a group of anti-gay skinheads.
As reported on various news sources, approximately 80 skinheads assaulted the participants as they gathered in the center of Bratislava for the Pride March throwing stones and smokebombs at the marchers.
The police were unable to protect the over one thousand marchers, which was forced to a halt about half way through by police .
Eight members of the attacking party were eventually detained by police.
Gay pride parades still face strong opposition in many eastern European countries, and the demonstrators carried out the event despite warnings that an attack was imminent.
izz: Skinheads are the lowest of the low’s. They are just pure trash. Uneducated, ignorant and just plain dumb ass’s. My hats off to the LGBT for their courage to have the pride event regardless of what took place…
(deets via gayagenda)