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The Pride of Croatia

by Ana Simo

JULY 2, 2002. Croatia had its first ever Gay Pride last Saturday. Two hundred intrepid people marched through the center of Zagreb, the capital, protected by a wall of riot cops holding plexiglass shields. "Silence is Humiliation," read a sign carried by a marcher.

The rabidly Catholic and homophobic Croatian masses expressed their disapproval by staying home.

The relatively few onlookers hurled insults at marchers and cops alike. They ranged from a guy brandishing a painted plaster image of the Virgin Mary to a large crowd of jeering skinheads who managed to lob a tear gas canisters at the marchers, in spite of the heavy security.

The canister missed its intended target and the wind dispersed the fumes.

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