The gay parade titled Baltic Pride and dubbed “the March for Equality,” which took place on the main avenue of Vilnius on July 27, was event No. 1 in Lithuania this summer. The parade looked like a Soviet-era parade-style event, like many of the events staged by organizations which are heavily sponsored by EU funds. Some 400-450 people (according to the Vilnius police chief), mostly foreigners (including MEPs who also have a say regarding the distribution of funds) and various fund-related locals, marched via Gedimino Avenue, while some 700-800 spectators (according to the po...
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