GSA participated in anti-fascizm march in Novi Sad

Several thousands of citizens participated today in Novi Sad in a march entitled “Stop Fascism”, including activists of Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) from Novi Sad and Belgrade.

The assembly was held in memory of a great anti-fascistic rally which was organized in Novi Sad four years ago today as a response to a gathering of Neo-Nazis.

Today’s march was organized by Liga socijaldemokrata Vojvodine (LSV) with the support of Srpski pokret obnove (SPO). Among the participants were also functionaries of these two political parties, including the leader of LSV Nenad Čanak and a member of SPO Chairmanship Milan Đukić. Participants carried flags of Novi Sad, of Vojvodina and of European Union, as well as party insignia. There were no incidents, and the march was secured by a large number of police and gendarmerie.

Participating in the march were also Lazar Pavlović, president of GSA, Mirjana Bogdanović, executive director of GSA, and activists of Gay Straight Alliance from Novi Sad and Belgrade.

Lazar Pavlović stated on this occasion that, with their presence in the anti-fascistic march in Novi Sad, members of GSA were expressing their solidarity with all victims of the fascist ideology – victims of the past as well as those of the present.

“Just like Nazistic ideology knows no boundaries, so the victims of Nazis are not determined by their nation, race, religion or sexual orientation”, Pavlović said, adding that unfortunately Nazistic ideology survives even today endangering fundamental human rights and freedoms.

“Even today we are witnesses of unpunished crimes and announcements of crime by right-wing extremists”, cautioned Pavlović.

GSA Info Center, Agencies