June 09, 2012
Split Pride gay parade
On 09.06.2012. at 14:00Hrs the second Split Pride will be held in Split. The procession will start from Đardin garden trough the street of Kralja Tomislava, Marmontova to the Riva waterfront where the Split Pride program will be held.
If we remember the Pride of 2011th, the rocks, tear gas, firecrackers and cannon strikes, since the government did not provide enough police security, Split Pride 2012 had resulted in increased security awareness with more police force, logistics and helicopter surveillance.
Split Pride slogan is "Equal in front the law!".
Pride's organizers say that their goal is to encourage further public debate on the topic of discrimination against same-sex couples in order to ensure the final state protection of human rights of people living in gay communities.
Despite numerous threats and hate before Split Pride, the organizers and participants agree that yesterday's Pride is a big step forward and an improvement compared to last year's savagery in which several people were injured.
According to police estimates in Saturday's parade there was 700 participants with the procession length to 200 meters.