Health: Tensions mount in Belgrade ahead of planned Pride march

Adelaide Hills woman did not receive appropriate care at Mount Barker hospital before her death, inquest hears

  Adelaide Hills woman did not receive appropriate care at Mount Barker hospital before her death, inquest hears A coronial inquest hears 60-year-old Lynne Patricia needed intensive care for treatment of pneumonia, but was discharged from Mount Barker hospital with a cannula still in her arm.Lynne Patricia Fisher, who had five children and six grandchildren, died in September 2018 from sepsis due to pneumonia.

Amid mounting tensions, police were deployed Saturday in downtown Belgrade where a Pride march was expected to be held despite threats from anti-gay groups and an official earlier ban.

Serbia Pride March © Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved Serbia Pride March

Raising hopes that the pan-European LGBTQ event will pass without violence, organizers said Saturday they received guarantees from Serbia's Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, who is a lesbian, that the event can go ahead as planned.

“Following weeks of intense international pressure, the Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic has announced that the EuroPride March, scheduled for 1700 (CET) today, can go ahead,” said a statement from European Pride Organizers Association.

What is the "retirement curse" and how to avoid it

  What is the Society has a strange relationship with growing older, loaded with false expectations and somewhat backwards logic. Many of us will work through our best physical years, grow completely used to being instructed on what to do, then when you are a little more tired than before and likely more ready to sit for longer periods, you’re given all this free time and an allowance for fun. It’s supposed to be this incredible gift we give ourselves, but studies are showing it's turning out to be more of a curse than a blessing if you don't do it right. Click through to learn about what the "retirement curse" is, how it might affect you, and how you can take concrete steps to avoid it.

“The prime minister said she can guarantee that the streets of Belgrade will be safe this afternoon,” the statement said.

Serbian police had earlier banned Saturday’s parade on the streets of the Serbian capital, citing the risk of clashes with far-right activists who started gathering Saturday near the downtown Parliament building to protest the LGBTQ event.

Several small incidents were reported Saturday with anti-gay activists hurling bottles at police officers who tried to isolate them in downtown Belgrade. At least two of them were taken away in a police van.

Members of the European Pride Organizers Association chose Serbia’s capital three years ago to host the annual event, hoping it would represent a major breakthrough for a Slavic country that is traditionally conservative and strongly influenced by the Orthodox Church.

Large program change: RTL completely changes the evening!

 Large program change: RTL completely changes the evening! The blocks take a forced break: RTL will not radiate a new episode of "Lego Masters" for Primetime on Friday at 8:15 p.m. But there is actually a special reason: instead, all spectators can look forward to the Seme Basketball European semi-final between Germany-Spain.

EU and other Western officials, as well as domestic and international rights groups, have urged populist Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to allow the holding of the Pride march. But he has said that police can’t cope with possible riots by right-wing groups amid the energy crisis and other events that have hit the Balkan country.

Those right-wing groups, some of them considered close to Vucic’s nationalist government, were also banned from gathering on Saturday, but they said they will ignore the ruling.

Several legal appeals by march organizers against the ban have been rejected by Serbian authorities. On Friday, organizers submitted another formal request to Serbia’s interior ministry with a proposed shorter route for the walk.

From news to politics, travel to sport, culture to climate – The Independent has a host of free newsletters to suit your interests. To find the stories you want to read, and more, in your inbox, click here.

5 fall ingredients perfect for your recipes .
The 5 perfect seasonal ingredients in the kitchen.

See also