Czech President Vaclav Klaus has attacked 13 ambassadors who have come out in support of Prague’s first-ever Gay Pride march, due to held on Saturday.
Diplomats from Britain, the US and Germany, amongst others, issued a statement expressing their backing for the event and calling on the rights and freedoms of homosexuals to be respected.
The event is part of the city’s Gay Tolerance Festival, which runs until Sunday.
But the president has no tolerance for such a march, saying that he was not proud of the event at all.
Klaus has also refused to distance himself from remarks by one of his senior aides who called gays and lesbians “deviant fellow citizens”.