Serbian Orthodox Church leads protest against planned gay Pride event
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Thousands Christian opponents of a European gay Pride event to be hosted by Belgrade protested through the Serbian capital on Sunday, even though the government has said it would scrap or delay the Pride event.
Belgrade is due to host the EuroPride march on 17th September, an event staged in a different European city each year. But President Aleksandar Vucic said on Saturday it would be cancelled or postponed.
Sunday's protest against the EuroPride event, held during a procession to mark a religious holiday, was led by clergy from the Serbian Orthodox Church, some of whose bishops say the Pride event threatens traditional family values and should be banned.
"Save our children and family," read one of the banners held up by protesters on Sunday, some of whom also carried crosses.