Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić said his country’s interior ministry would decide within the legal deadline to ban the Gay Pride march in Belgrade due to the risk of unrest.
The President of Serbia added: “We take into account the seriousness of the situation in which our country is now. Let’s not play this game and stupidly say we’re banning it because of monkeypox. We are concerned about the security situation. the situation is difficult, and we do not want to witness riots.”
He explained that according to the law, the decision of the ROVD to ban an event is announced no later than 36 hours before the start of the event, and the organizers can appeal against it in the manner prescribed by law.
Earlier, President Vučić announced the cancellation of the European gay demonstration “EuroPride”, which takes place every year in one of the cities of the continent in September, and which was scheduled this year in Belgrade for one day from 12 to 18 September, justifying this with a particularly “difficult crisis » in Kosovo.
It is noteworthy that the Serbian Orthodox Church invited parishioners to mass prayers in the largest church in Belgrade, the Church of St. Sava, on Sunday, September 11, in defense of traditional values.
Source: RIA Novosti