Tuesday, February 12, 2008

World press photo awards

This photo of Hungarian victims of a gay bashing won second place in the World Press Photo Awards. Here's the AP press line of the event. Interesting bit in the middle there...
July 7, 2007 BUDAPEST, Hungary:

Several hundred skinheads and right-wing activists threw rotten eggs and
smoke bombs at people participating in a gay rights parade in Hungary's capital
Saturday.Police detained several of the protesters and tried to disperse the
rest, some of whom threw beer bottles at police.

No injuries were reported.

Members of the Movement For A Better Hungary and the Hungarian National
Front said they were angry about two recent developments.On Thursday, Gabor
Szetey, a state secretary in the prime minister's office, announced he was gay
while the smaller party in the Socialist-led ruling coalition said it would seek
to legalize gay marriages.Some 2,000 people participated in Saturday's march,
which took place over several kilometers (miles), from Heroes' Square to the
foot of one of the bridges over the Danube River.
Thanks to Joe.My.God and his readers for the links & info.

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