Amnesty International pledges to continue pressure for LGBT march in Vilnius

International nongovernmental organization Amnesty International has condemned a decision by Vilnius authorities to ban a gay march through the Lithuanian capital’s central Gedimino Avenue, and pledged to continue pressure on the country’s government.

“Maybe I can just say that Amnesty International is very disappointed about the city council’s decision today,” Amnesty International representative Helle Jacobsen told journalists on Wednesday.

Following a meeting at Vilnius Municipality earlier in the day, she said that the March for Equality, planned for July 27, is being organized to demand equal rights. In her words, signatures will be collected for the march to take place.

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