Pride parade passes peacefully

  • 2007-08-13
  • By TBT staff and wire reports
TALLINN 's this year's gay pride parade through the center of Tallinn passed off peacefully Aug 11, with no repeat of the violent scenes that marred last year's event. Police reported that they only had to arrest a single aggressive bystander.

"According to preliminary information we can say that the parade passed without incidents," a police spokesman said.

The procession of about 200-300 gay activists and supporters set out at 3 p.m. from Sauna street and wound its way through streets of the historical center for around an hour. The attendance was lower than the estimated 400 participants organisers had expected in the run-up to the event.

Participants wanted to express support for equal oppportunities and treatment regardless of gender or sexual orientation and having done so, dispersed with no trouble at all.