Mayor Artūras Zuokas says Vilnius does not need events like Baltic Pride

According to Vilnius Mayor Artūras Zuokas, the LGBT pride march that took place in the Lithuanian capital on Saturday did not promote tolerance but, instead, triggered increased confrontation of the society. In his words, Vilnius does not need any more of such events.

“Vilnius needs no more of these festivals. I believe that developments on Saturday serve as yet another clear proof of the event that has nothing to do with promoting tolerance. It was more of a tool for propaganda of one’s own values and lifestyle,” Zuokas told BNS on Monday.

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