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Saturday, 30 June, 2001, 21:05 GMT 22:05 UK
In pictures: Belgrade gay march clashes
Hundreds of Serbian nationalists have attacked gay and lesbian rights activists who were holding their first ever march in the Yugoslav capital, Belgrade.

Reports say police fired warning shots in an attempt to stop the scuffling in the city's central square. At least five people, one of them a policeman, were reportedly injured.

Some went on to stone the offices of a political party that backed the extradition of Slobodan Milosevic.

A group of attackers clash with Serbian police
Attacks seemed to be organised and involved skinheads, Serbian nationalists and football fans

Attackers clash with a gay activist
Bands of young men attacked activists, circling them one by one and kicking them until police intervened

A Serbian policeman, who was beaten, pulls out his gun
Several people were reportedly injured, including some police officers in the capital's main square

A Serbian policeman with a gay activist
Gay activists vowed to continue their struggle for democracy

A Serbian policeman guards a gay activist who was beaten
Police were outnumbered and unprepared for the attacks

A gay activist beaten during the march
The march is one of several Gay Pride events being held in Europe this month

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