Budapest Pride Festival Organisers Defiant In Response To Mayors

  • 9 Jun 2015 9:00 AM
Budapest Pride Festival Organisers Defiant In Response To Mayors
Organisers of the Budapest Pride festival wrapped 30 trees in rainbow-coloured paper on Andrássy út, not far from Heroes Square, yesterday in protest against recent homophobic remarks by Eighth District mayor Máté Kocsis and Budapest mayor István Tarlós.

Activist Dominika Milanovich declared it outrageous that Kocsis and Tarlós have described the annual Pride Parade as “provocative” and “unworthy” of the World Heritage environment of Andrássy út.

They will not stand for being treated as inferior citizens, she declared, adding that in that spirit they want to “provoke” thousands of people to take part in the parade and walk freely through the city, to make it known that leading politicians can not make homophobic and racist remarks without consequences.

This year’s Pride Parade will take place on Saturday, July 11 on a route yet to be confirmed.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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MTI photo: Koszticsák Szilárd

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