Tensions rise in Belgrade ahead of planned Pride march | app

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Amid rising tensions, police were deployed to downtown Belgrade on Saturday where a pride march was scheduled to take place despite threats from anti-gay groups and an earlier official ban.

Raising hopes that the pan-European LGBTQ event will go ahead without violence, organizers said on Saturday they had received assurances from Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, who is lesbian, that the event could go ahead as planned.

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