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Right-wing protesters in Hungary throw eggs, smoke bombs at gay rights marchers

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An injured unidentified German man is comforted by his companion after he was beaten by anti-gay demonstrators during the 11th Gay Pride Day parade in Budapest, Hungary, Saturday, July 7, 2007. Some 2,000 people participated in the parade while hundreds of demonstrators protested against the event. Moments later the man was taken to hospital by an ambulance. (AP Photo/MTI, Zsolt Szigetvary)

Associated Press

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Several hundred skinheads and right-wing activists threw rotten eggs and smoke bombs at people participating in a gay rights parade in Hungary's capital Saturday.

Police detained several of the protesters and tried to disperse the rest, some of whom threw beer bottles at police. No injuries were reported.

Members of the Movement For A Better Hungary and the Hungarian National Front said they were angry about two recent developments.

On Thursday, Gabor Szetey, a state secretary in the prime minister's office, announced he was gay while the smaller party in the Socialist-led ruling coalition said it would seek to legalize gay marriages.

Some 2,000 people participated in Saturday's march, which took place over several kilometers (miles), from Heroes' Square to the foot of one of the bridges over the Danube River.

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Participants of the Gay Pride march dance Saturday on a truck during the annual gay parade in Budapest. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

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Hungarians shout slogans against the participants of the annual Gay Pride march in Budapest. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky) Click pictures to enlarge.

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...Several hundred skinheads and right-wing activists threw rotten eggs and smoke bombs at people participating in a gay rights parade in Hungary's capital Saturday....

They were left-wing activists unfortunatelly.

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