Wednesday, 11. December 2013 - 06:12
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Croatian President Ivo Josipovic has met with the organisers of the upcoming Gay Pride festival to be held in Zagreb this coming Saturday.
They discussed the violence that took place in Split, where some 10,000 people came out to protest against the parade that numbered around 200 participants. Some of the protestors threw stones and other objects, injuring several people and leading to the arrest of 137.
"We spoke about freedom and whether this society has an equal measure of freedom for all. This is an ugly face of Croatia and we will have to answer questions regarding the evil that took place in Split. How come that there was a parallel gathering that was not registered and how come they had stones and firecrackers that no one noticed, " the president asked.
He added that it was Croatia’s and not Europe’s reaction to the event that was important.
Josipovic sent a letter of support for Zagreb Pride, but will not be in attendance as he will be travelling.
"If someone is against Pride, he should say so in a democratic way, without insults and threats," Josipovic said.
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