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Sunday
Oct102010

Serbian Police, Protesters Clash at Gay Pride March

Photo Courtesy - AFP/Getty Images(BELGRADE, Serbia) -- Riot police fought off hundreds of right-wing protesters in a clash that left dozens injured and more than 100 arrested at a gay pride parade in downtown Belgrade.

Police in heavy riot gear used tear gas and armored vehicles on Sunday to block the protesters from breaking through security cordons.

Rioters came armed with bricks, flares, bottles and Molotov cocktails, or petrol bombs.

Part of the Democratic Party headquarters was set ablaze and the entrance to the Serbian state television building was also attacked.

The clashes left broken street signs, smashed windows, and destroyed vehicles. Lost shoes were strewn across sidewalks.

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