Lithuanian Prime Minister believes LGBT pride in Vilnius was given too much prominence

Commenting on the LGBT pride parade that took place in Vilnius on Saturday, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius says the event was given too much prominence thanks to attempts by anti-LGBT opponents to draw attention to themselves.

“We have stated our position in a clear manner – rallies should not be prohibited in a legal democracy, and I think this got too much attention here in Lithuania and it was overstated due to the self-promotion attempts of certain forces and their efforts to demonstrate a different attitude just to get attention,” the prime minister said in an interview to Laisvoji Banga radio on Monday.

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