“There are various models to realize that. We’ll see the details, what they are proposing,” he said while taking part in the march.
Tomašević said the 21st Pride was a parade for the 21st century Zagreb, a city “which is open to every diversity, tolerant of all differences and open to all.”
He also commented on a lawsuit filed against him by the organizers of the Walk for Life march because the city refused to hoist their flags on its masts. “I’m not afraid of that. It is in the mayor’s remit to decide on putting flags on city masts.”
He said that although Walk for Life organizers had not been allowed to hoist their flags, freedom of speech and assembly had been not jeopardized and they had stood in public spaces.
“However, hoisting flags on city masts means the city administration’s support. Walk for Life’s goals are completely opposite to our program, in which we promised to ensure the availability of abortion, which is legally allowed, and allowing that would have been hypocritical,” the mayor said.
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