Croatia: Anti-gay messages ahead of Pride Parade
SPLIT -- A group dubbed “Blood will flow in the streets of Split, there will be no gay parade” appeared on Facebook on March 17, ahead of the Pride Parade in Split.
According to index.hr, the fact that more than 400 supporters joined the group in just a few days is an additional reason for concern.
The group says its goal is to point out to the public that it was unacceptable to hold the “immoral manifestation” which should be held on June 9 in Split. According to the group, the manifestation is “poisoning children”.
“What are they proud of, their disease?”, “Every normal person is sick of parades of mentally ill people (gays). They don’t care about the fact that someone’s child has to watch the sick people”, “Gay bashing June 9, 2012”, “Don’t parade, go get some treatment!” are just some of the comments posted on the group.
According to the Croatian news outlet, the group has already been closed and the investigation is underway.
“We started the investigation yesterday. The name of the group is problematic. We will try to determine who the author of the group was and we will act in accordance with the law. After that we will inform the state prosecution,” Split-Dalmatia Police Spokeswoman Marina Kraljević-Gudelj stressed.
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