A massive security operation in Hungary's capital Budapest meant over 2,000 people could take part in the city's 'Gay Dignity' march on Saturday. Gay Pride paints Budapest in rainbow colours. Pic: UKgaynews Neo-Nazi groups had threatened to disrupt the gay parade, but there was no sign of them on the sunny afternoon. Unfortunately, the parade route was cordoned off by security, so those hoping to take a look at the marchers had to wait until TV coverage that evening. "Let's march with pride, dignity and determination," Human Rights worker Juris Lavrikovs told the crowd before the march. "Let's show Hungary and the whole Europe, that violence, threats and intimidation will not defeat us. "Because we know – the future of Hungary and Europe lies not in hatred, violence and division, it lies in unity, respect and equality!" UK Gay News's gallery of images from Hungary Pride is here. On the video below: US talk show host Whoopi Goldberg's video message to Hungary Pride.
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First published: Monday, 7th September 2009 - 10:31am
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