Montenegro's first successful gay pride march drew about 150 supporters of same-sex rights....and nearly 2, 000 police to protect them.
The half-hour march through the capital, Podgorica, was tense but incident free.
It was a different story at the end of the event.
Scuffles erupted between police and people opposed to same-sex rights.
Police used tear gas to disperse them.
Popular sentiment in Montenegro, like many of the other conservative patriarchal societies of the Balkans, remains largely anti-gay.
Montenegro is hoping to be next in line to join the European Union after neighbouring Croatia.
Before that can happen it has to show its readiness to protect human rights.
Anti-gay scuffles mar Montenegro march (0:50)
Oct. 21 - Montenegro gay pride march ends in scuffles between police and opponents of same sex rights. Paul Chapman reports ( Transcript )