Estonia has hosted its fourth annual Gay Pride march in the capital Tallinn. An estimated 300 people gathered in the historic part of the city to celebrate their sexuality, protected by private security officers and an increased police presence.
Despite fears of a repeat of last year’s violence, when Estonian skinheads injured several marchers by hurling missiles, the event passed off without any significant incident. About halfway down the route, anti-gay demonstrators formed an alternative procession. About a dozen mostly Russian-speaking men, women and children chanted “no pride” at the marchers.