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First gay rights march in Montenegro ends in police clashes

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Montenegrins staged their first gay pride march on Sunday in the capital under heavy police guard, part of the Balkan state's efforts to bolster its application to join the European Union by showing its commitment to human rights. After a tense but incident-free march by around 150 people, guarded by almost 2,000 police, scuffles broke out in several places between police and people opposed to same sex rights. Police used tear gas to disperse them, a Reuters reporter said. The half-hour walk through the center of the capital Podgorica was the second attempt to hold a gay pride march in Montenegro, a mountainous country of 680,000 people which began EU accession talks last year. In July, protesters chanting "Kill the gays" clashed with police protecting about 40 marchers in the coastal town of Budva. This time streets were cordoned off and uniformed policemen were deployed on the roofs of nearby buildings while a police cho

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