Right-wing protesters try to disrupt annual gay pride parade



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1. Various shots of trucks carrying participants of the Budapest Pride festival
2. Mid of one of the men in the parade dancing
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Dominika Milanovich, Budapest Pride festival organiser:
“We have a lot of international participants from from many, many countries and we also have the support of 20 embassies.”
4. Pan right of people getting ready to parade
6. Close of a woman’s dancing feet
7. Mid of woman dancing in front of one of the floats
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Eleanor Mulligan, Google UK Diversity Manager:
“In every country diversity means a slightly different thing and we always include diversity in all its forms. So it’s great for us to be here at ‘Pride’ today, and we support equal rights for every other minority group across the world.”
9. Mid of a DJ
10. Mid of people dancing on one of the trucks in the parade
11. Mid of a woman taking a photo
12. Mid of people dancing on one of the trucks in the parade
13. Wide of people dancing in the street
14. Wide of Hungarian musician Gyorgyi Lang arriving in a wheelchair
15. Low shot of people marching under a rainbow banner
16. SOUNDBITE (Hungarian) Gyorgyi Lang, musician:
“Some people create ‘gay lists’ and I’m here because I want to be on the list.”
17. Wide of right wing protesters shouting slogans against the march UPSOUND (Hungarian) “Dirty gays, dirty gays!”
18. Wide of right wing protesters holding a banner reading (Hungarian) “Hungary does not tolerate this. You deviants can leave the country!”
19. Mid of protesters shouting UPSOUND (hungarian) “Dirty Jews, dirty Jews!”
20. SOUNDBITE (Hungarian) Gyorgyi Lang, musician:
“This should be a great party, we are here together to have a good time. It’s our tragedy that we have to demonstrate for our rights, it shouldn’t be like this.”
21. Mid of participant holding a bunch of coloured balloons
22. Close of a woman waving
23. Mid of a woman dancing
24. Tilt up as balloons are released into the air
25. Mid of revellers looking up at the balloons
STORYLINE:
Gay pride activists and revellers took to the streets in Budapest on Saturday, despite opposition from right wing protesters.
Organisers of the Budapest Pride said about 10,000 people took part in the parade on the city’s posh Andrassy Avenue, a wide boulevard home to numerous embassies and high-end shops.
Police estimated the crowd at 5,000 people.
Organisers said the festival is supported by more than 400 companies and groups including businesses and NGOs.
“We have a lot of international participants from from many, many countries and we also have the support of 20 embassies,” said one of the organisers Dominika Milanovich.
Politicians from several opposition parties participated in the parade, but the governing Fidesz political party said they considered the event a provocation and would not attend.
Other conservative groups issued condemnations of the event.
There was a strict, visible police presence and metal barriers separated the parade from a couple of hundred protesters yelling “Dirty gays” and holding banners reading “Hungary does not tolerate this. You deviants can leave the country!”
The parade and week-long festival celebrating gay pride has been held in the Hungarian capital since 1997.
During some of the earlier Budapest Pride parades, anti-gay protesters, including skinheads and sympathisers of far-right parties, threw stones at the revellers.
On other occasions, the parade was held only after court orders overruled police bans issued because security officials considered the parade would be too disruptive of city traffic.
Last year Hungary’s populist government adopted a new constitutional definition of “family” which critics say discriminates against gay people.

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