Open pride sees increase in hate crime

Submitted by ILGA-Europe

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The decision to hold this year's gay pride festival in a park in central Stockholm with free entry has led to an increase in hate crime, according to organisers RFSL (The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights.)
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On the eve of Saturday's pride parade, a festival volunteer was abused with the incident reported to the police.

Last year, TT reports that there were 770 reported hate crimes with a homophobic motive, but the real figure is believed to be a lot higher.

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