Budapest Pride, 7 July 2007
On 6-7 July 2007, ILGA-Europe held Strategic Planning meeting in Budapest which coincided with the Budapest Pride. We were invited to address and participate at the pride March. This was the 11th Pride March in Budapest, but for the first time it was not entirely peaceful: there were nationalistic protesters following the March almost during its entire route, shouting insults, throwing eggs and stones into marchers, there was even a smoke bomb thrown at the marchers. It is known that at least 8 protesters were arrested on that day. Unfortunately there were also a few cases when LGBT individuals were attacked and beaten up later on that day.