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Belgrade Clashes Leave Dozens Injured During Gay Pride Parade

More than 100 Serbian policemen and civilians were injured and dozens more were arrested in skirmishes that broke out less than a mile from Belgrade’s first gay Pride Parade in nine years.

Police tossed tear-gas canisters to disperse anti-gay protesters and three fire trucks were dispatched to the headquarters of the Democratic party of Serbian President Boris Tadic, where a Molotov cocktail set part of the building on fire. In all, 85 police and more than a dozen civilians were hurt, while 60 protesters were arrested, said Interior Ministry spokeswoman Suzana Vasiljevic.