Twenty days ago the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia
called this year's Pride Parade a test of Serbia's social and
political emancipation. At that time the Committee released that the
actual government had already hesitated too long about taking proper
measures against lynch calls and would, therefore, be nothing but an
accomplice should another wave of uninhibited violence and
destruction mark this year's Belgrade Pride.
Today, on the very eve of the scheduled Pride, the
Committee would just add the following comment: if the Pride takes
place the state will pass the test and demonstrate its existence; if
the Pride is cancelled, under no matter what pretext, it will simply
demonstrate that it does not exist at all or exists on paper only
impotent and irresolute as it is.