Extremists Hurl Gasoline Bombs at Bulgarian Pride Parade




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From SFGate:

Extremists throwing rocks, bottles and gasoline bombs have attacked the Bulgarian capital’s first gay pride parade.

Police say they prevented the extremists from harming the 150 or so people in the procession through Sofia. No serious injuries have been reported.

…Gays face widespread hostility in Bulgaria and opposition to Saturday’s parade has been fierce. The far-right Bulgarian National Union had called for “open resistance” to the gay pride parade with a campaign featuring posters that say: “Be Intolerant, Be Normal.”

Bulgaria’s influential Orthodox Church said the march should be banned as it undermines the country’s Christian traditions.

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