2007-07-10 11:27:00

Estonian police advises that gay parade organizers find a place away from Tallinn's historical center

Tallinn, July 10, Interfax - Estonian police is against the gay parade planned to be held on August 11 at the center of the city.

The press service of the Estonian Northern Police Prefecture has informed Interfax that 'considering the experience of the last years and possible threats involved in holding the event, the prefecture has advised that the organizers should find a place more suitable for it'.

'Since the participants in the parade are many, holding it may disturb the constitutional rights of other citizens to walk the narrow streets of the Old City', the police believe.

The organizers of the sexual minorities parade asked the city authorities to provide central streets for their march. Last year they were allowed to carry rainbow flags through the Old City and the City Hall Square, but indignant citizens threw stones and eggs at the marchers.