Far-right party to protest Prague Pride parade
The far-right Workers’ Party of Social Justice is planning to protest a parade organized by lesbians and gays as part of the Prague Pride festival on Saturday. According to the party’s chairman, Tomáš Vandas, the parade is nothing but a celebration of homosexuality, which is not natural and never has been. Mr. Vandas also criticizes Prague Mayor Bohuslav Svoboda, under whose auspices the five-day Prague Pride festival is taking place. According to Czeslaw Walek, the chairman of the festival board, the organizers have been discussing safety issues with police. Last week, presidential aide Petr Hájek labeled the parade a march of deviants and was backed in his criticism by President Václav Klaus.